Chrys Wu, a journalist, strategist, coder and cook, works with businesses to deepen connection to people through research, community-building strategy, and user-centric design. She speaks frequently on data journalism, online engagement and coding.
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She has worked on award-winning, traffic-driving projects for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Gates Foundation, The Knight Foundation, and NPR and its affiliates, among others. Her work in community systems architecture crosses online, mobile and real-world boundaries and helps people with common interests stay connected. Her blog, Ricochet, is where ideas for online news bounce around.
She has been called a “trusted consigliere” in New York tech, and is a trustee emeritus of the Awesome Foundation NYC, which grants $1,000 monthly to something awesome in New York City.
In fact, if you have a project that could use a little funding, you should apply now.
Chrys is a global and local organizer of Hacks/Hackers, a rapidly expanding international group that brings journalists, technologists and designers together to reinvent news and civic information.
She is the founder of NYC Ruby Women, which encourages women of all skill levels to improve their programming skills in a friendly and non-competitive setting and co-founder of Write/Speak/Code, an action-oriented professional development conference that empowers women developers to be thought leaders, conference speakers and open-source code contributors.
She directed community building and social media outreach for the annual Online News Association conference, which grew nearly twofold with her involvement and has since nearly tripled in size.
In addition to news and technology, Chrys’s passions include architectural photography, cultural philanthropy, food, fencing (the sport, not the crime) and fashion.
The short bio:
Chrys Wu is both a hack (journalist) and a hacker (coder). She primarily focuses in digital strategy and community systems architecture. She is also a Hacks/Hackers NYC organizer, founder of NYC Ruby Women, co-founder of Write/Speak/Code and a trustee emeritus of the Awesome Foundation NYC. Talk with her on Twitter at @MacDiva.