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.
She is currently Developer Advocate for The New York Times, where she leads internal and public-facing projects that advance and highlight the technology made by New York Times Developers.
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.