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Chris Boylan

Dir of Engineering
Wenner Media

Chris Boylan is the Director of Engineering at Wenner Media, publisher of the Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Men’s Journal, and Glixel brands. He leads teams focused on scaling Wenner Media's websites,,,, and its digital networks, to deliver a secure, responsive experience for 49 million monthly visitors. Previously, he was a developer at Gawker Media when they wrote Kinja, the publishing and commenting platform, in 6 months and was responsible for commerce and advertising optimization across the entire Gawker Media network, serving 100+ million uniques a month and 20+ million pageviews a day. In what feels like an earlier life, Chris was a morning radio show host. He still talks, uninterrupted, for 5 hours a day, but no longer has to get up at 2:30 AM or make sure his bathroom breaks are shorter than a song.

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Events featuring Chris Boylan
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