Lifehacker's Gina Trapani: Letter from the Editor

Rikki Kite

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Jan 16, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

Gina Trapani stepped down from her lead editor role at Lifehacker and is taking a couple of weeks off before starting on a new career path. Today Gina posted what she calls "the most personal thing I've ever written on Lifehacker" – a farewell Letter from the Editor: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Although she's leaving her current position, Gina still plans to contribute to Lifehacker. In her post she writes, "After I take a couple of weeks off, I'll be back here in February publishing a weekly feature series that will detail my latest coding projects, productivity revelations, and favorite life hacks and software tricks."

Gina also writes about the fear she felt when she first started with Lifehacker, saying, "Some days were rough. There were tears. I felt like I was in way over my head, that I was a fraud. I learned a whole lot about my strengths, and a whole lot more about my shortcomings." I think these feelings will hit home with a lot of other women working in technology.

Best wishes to Gina – enjoy your well-deserved time off! We look forward to hearing about all your new projects.

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