Christopher Wink is a journalist and entrepreneur who cofounded Technically Media, a publishing company best known for Technical.ly, the network of local technology news sites. He is an active writer, reporter and public speaker.
Christopher Wink is the Publisher and CEO of Technically Media, which publishes local tech news network Technical.ly and nonprofit news site Generocity.org. In that capacity, he is a lead organizer of Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, among other events that bring smart people together. In 2017, Folio magazine listed him as one of the 100 most innovative media leaders in the country. Previously, he worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter. Wink is on the board of nonprofit youth coding program Coded by Kids, the project-based Workshop School, entrepreneurship network nonprofit Philly Startup Leaders and celebrated civic development program LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. For nearly five years he was a Pen and Pencil Club Board of Governors member and in 2011 he helped relaunch the Philly chapter of ONA, a group he led through 2017. Wink sends a monthly newsletter of links to ideas he’s learning, which you can join at tinyletter.com/christopherwink. In addition to his own publications, his reporting has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Philadelphia Weekly, Citypaper and the Wilmington News Journal. His creative writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and the Columbia Journalism Review. The Temple University alumnus is a bicycle commuter and resident of the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. He harbors fantasies of being a fiction writer worth reading.
I grew up in northwest New Jersey, a rural community quickly incorporating an intensifying suburban expansion, protected by a kind family of warmth and privilege. My studies at Temple University brought me to Philadelphia, a big urban city with a complex of defeatism and 10 million other reasons for the young and curious to devote themselves to it. Through work and travel, I came to learn that I care most about how new communities come together and strengthen over time. I like cities, density and the quirks of locality.
I have intense interest in government, urban politics, travel, and stories of community and humanity. In my youth, I studied in West Africa, lived in Japan, and traveled through Eastern China and Western Europe, all on my own, with pen in hand and eyes wide open. Read about other experiences here.
- V 1.0: I first bought ChristopherWink.com sometime in 2005, built a simple site using Dreamweaver before struggling to find a reason why and letting it lapse.
- V 2.0: I bought ChristopherWink.com again and forwarded it to a WordPress.com blog I launched on Dec. 3, 2007 to leave a footprint in what was the always expanding Internet community.
- V 3.0: During the first week of July 2009, I moved that blog content from WordPress.com to an independently-hosted version.
- V 3.5: In September 2013, I updated my WordPress theme for the first time, opting for a simpler, responsive platform with more flexible posting options.
- V 3.6: In October 2015, I updated my WordPress theme, choosing “Twenty Fifteen” for its lighter coloring and lightweight feel.