You may have noticed a couple new bylines on TechRepublic in January. Two new journalists have joined the TechRepublic staff and since you'll be seeing a lot more of their work in the future, it's only fitting that we give them a proper introduction.
Lyndsey GilpinWe're thrilled to add Lyndsey Gilpin's experience and talent as a feature writer, since TechRepublic remains a 21st century magazine at its core.
Lyndsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University, with a specialty in Magazine Writing and Editing. She was also the Editor in Chief of The Louisville Cardinal student newspaper and a Health and Science Reporter at the Medill News Service in Chicago during her time at Northwestern. She has freelanced for STORY Magazine, Industry Dive, and other publications. Lyndsey has a special passion for sustainability, environmental issues, and innovation.
For TechRepublic, Lyndsey will be covering "The People Beat," writing about creative CIOs, CTOs, startup CEOs and founders, as well as inventors, thought leaders, and other important thinkers in the tech industry. She'll be a regular contributor to our popular "10 Things" franchise and will write a new series called "Tech Doing Good" calling out the contributions that technology is making to the progress of society. Lyndsey will also be writing in-depth feature stories like the ones we published in January from Steve Ranger and Jo Best.
Here are the articles that Lyndsey has published so far:
- With Ushahidi's global innovation engine, Africa has joined the tech revolution
- Kiddie coders: How Kodable, Play-i, and Hello Ruby are grooming elementary programmers
- 10 ways alternative energy is about to change the way tech gets powered
- Coding as a second language? Kentucky jockeys to be next to join the movement
- Oregon CIO never unplugs, loves Glass, has unique perspective on IT emergencies
- Camera innovation: 10 products that are changing how we take photos and videos
- Hardware entrepreneur kickstarts IoT while empowering new tech hub and urban development
- Wearable computing: 10 things you should know
Conner ForrestWe're very excited to bring Conner Forrest's background and passion for startups to TechRepublic and make it a strength of TechRepublic's coverage.
Conner has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Anthropology from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University. He served as a Technology Reporter and an Investigative Reporter at the Medill News Service in Chicago as part of his masters degree at Northwestern. He did an internship at the NPR station in Louisville, writing daily news stories. He also did brief internships that involved tech startups and venture capital. Plus, he spent a year working at the Apple Store leading workshops and being berated by tech consumers.
At TechRepublic, Conner has two beats: Startups and Google. He'll be writing about the most innovative startups that are focusing on the B2B and enterprise markets. He'll also occasionally be writing about consumer startups that are using technology in interesting ways to deliver innovation. Conner's other focus will be covering Google from the perspective of what its latest moves mean for businesses and the professionals who use their products to get work done.
Here are the articles that Conner has published so far:
- Red e App offers private mobile messaging for non-desk workers, protects internal communication
- Can Android turn the corner in the enterprise with the Lenovo-Motorola deal?
- Reality check for Obama's six proposed tech hubs: Job growth not immediate
- Private school’s Chromebook program explains why Google’s laptops have captured nearly 20% of the educational market
- Hired.com upends tech recruiting by having companies bid for workers
- How Beam launched a hardware startup with only $500K, and what you can learn from it
- Appetite for disruption: Can Simple and the web reinvent banking?
Conner and Lyndsey are based in the CBS Interactive office in Louisville, where the TechRepublic editorial team has had its headquarters since the original Dotcom Boom. They both had other opportunities, so we're grateful they chose to join our team. They're excited to be part of the TechRepublic community of writers and readers, so thank you for joining us in making them feel welcome. Most of all, we can't wait for Lyndsey and Conner to produce more articles that can help you be more efficient, more informed, and more inspired in the important work that you do every day.
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.