Chrys Wu, a journalist and user engagement strategist, works with businesses interested in deepening connection to their audiences through research, community-building strategy and user-centric design. She also speaks on data journalism, online engagement and coding.
Got a project? Have a question? Contact Chrys.
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-building strategy 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 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 directed community building and social media outreach for the annual Online News Association conference, which grew nearly twofold with her involvement beginning in 2007.
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.
In addition to news and technology, Chrys’s passions include architectural photography, cultural philanthropy, food, fencing (the sport, not the crime) and fashion.
In fact, if you’ve got an awesome project that could use a little funding, you should apply now.
By the way, if you’re not using Dropbox, you should.
The short bio:
Chrys Wu is both a hack (journalist) and a hacker (coder). She primarily focuses in digital strategy for community-building and user engagement. She is also a Hacks/Hackers NYC organizer, founder of NYC Ruby Women, and a trustee emeritus of the Awesome Foundation NYC. Talk with her on Twitter at @MacDiva.