Gina Trapani

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Gina TrapaniName: Gina Trapani

Born: September 19, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York USA

Computer related contributions

  • American web developer, tech blogger, and writer known as the founder of the Lifehacker blog that she ran from 2005-2009.
  • She co-hosts a netcast on the network called This Week in Google with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis as well as the In Beta podcast with Kevin Purdy on the 5by5 network.
  • She also hosted twelve episodes of Work Smart, a weekly column, for Fast Company. Gina is currently leading development of a crowdsourcing platform (named ThinkUp) at Expert Labs.


  • Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better (2011)
  • The Complete Guide to Google Wave (2010)
  • Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better (2008).
  • Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day (2006)

Honors and awards

  • Named Most Influential Women in Technology (2009, 2010)
  • Wired Magazine Rave Award (2006)

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