Trapani at SXSWi, 2007
|Born||September 19, 1975 (age 38)
Brooklyn, New York
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York|
|Occupation||Tech blogger, web developer, writer|
|Known for||Founder of Lifehacker|
Trapani was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She began her writing career in high school as a writer for New Youth Connections (now YCteen) a magazine written by and for New York City teens published by Youth Communication. Trapani graduated from Marist College and earned an MS in Computer Science at Brooklyn College.
Trapani founded the Lifehacker blog in January 2005, and led it until January 2009. She co-hosts a netcast on the TWiT.tv network called This Week in Google with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis and created the In Beta podcast with Kevin Purdy on the 5by5 network, which she hosted until November 2013. She also hosted twelve episodes of the weekly column Work Smart for Fast Company, and as of November 2012 also co-hosts All About Android, another TWiT.tv show, alongside Jason Howell and Ron Richards.
Trapani has published three books and has also written for other publications including Harvard Business Online. Wired magazine awarded her its prestigious Rave Award in 2006. Fast Company named her one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009 and 2010.
- Trapani, Gina (December 18, 2006). Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day. Wiley. ISBN 0-470-05065-9.
- Trapani, Gina (March 17, 2008). Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better. Wiley. ISBN 0-470-23836-4.
- Trapani, Gina (March 15, 2010). The Complete Guide to Google Wave. 3ones, Inc. ISBN 0-9825926-0-4.
- Trapani, Gina and Pash, Adam (June 28, 2011). Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better. Wiley. ISBN 1-118-01837-0.
- "This Week in Tech," September 19, 2010
- Glaser, Mark (February 25, 2009). "Productivity Guru Gina Trapani Balances Blogging, Coding, Community". PBS MediaShift.
- Trapani, Gina. "Gina Trapani: Bio". GinaTrapani.org.
- "Youth Communication: Who We Are - Alumni - T-Z". Youthcomm.org. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
- Dash, Anil (July 30, 2010). "ThinkTank is now ThinkUp". Expert Labs Blog.
- Wilkinson, Amy (March 29, 2010). "Gina Trapani, Project Director at Expert Labs". The Most Influential Women in Technology 2010. Fast Company.
- Grose, Jessica (17 June 2008). "Congrats to our fellow Gawker Media blogger". Jezebel. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "just married". Flickr. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "Best Launch Ever: Etta Rebecca Bailey". Smarterware. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "This week in Google 235". Twit.tv. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Stern, Allen (December 1, 2006). "Interview with Gina Trapani, Lifehacker Editor". CenterNetworks.com.