Chrys Wu, a journalist, strategist, coder and consigliere, works with businesses to deepen connection to people through community systems architecture, digital strategy, user-centric design and code. 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.

Chrys has been an invited speaker at The White House, 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.

Robot Film FestivalIn addition to Chrys’s work in information, technology and design, she is also producer of the Robot Film Festival, an annual celebration of robots in short film.

Chrys is active on Twitter and Pinboard.


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Chrys Wu is a strategist, journalist, developer and consigliere to news media, tech companies, non-profits and foundations, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR and its affiliates, DataKind, The Knight Foundation and The Gates Foundation.

She is also a founding organizer of Hacks/Hackers and organizer of Hacks/Hackers NYC, NYC Ruby Women founder, Write/Speak/Code co-founder, Robot Film Festival producer, and Awesome Foundation NYC trustee emeritus. Talk with her on Twitter at @MacDiva.