Ep. 98

Creating Lifehacker - Part I

July 25, 2016


Gina Trapani

Director of Engineering, Postlight

Gina Trapani is currently the director of engineering at Postlight and the founding and former editor of Lifehacker. She's also the founder and creator of Makerbase, an IMDb for web sites and apps and ThinkUp, an app that gives you insights into your social networks.


Once upon a time, Gina Trapani started Lifehacker. It got big, really big, with the ups and downs of being the sole editor responsible for a website that millions of people read. But after awhile, she wanted to get back to coding. In part one of our two-part interview, Gina talks to us about her journey going from famous blogger to product creator, the risks of building an app based on APIs, and what it felt like to shut down her company.

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