XENI JARDINis a tech culture journalist and co-editor of the collaborative weblog BoingBoing, the award-winning "Directory of Wonderful Things."
She is a contributing writer for Wired Magazine, and "Xeni Tech" contributor for National Public Radio's daily news program "Day to Day."
She is a sought-after tech culture expert for national television news programs on networks including ABC, Fox, G4, Fine Living, NBC, and PBS.
Her work has appeared in online and print venues including the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Wired News, Playboy, Popular Science, Gotham, Nerve, Grammy Magazine, Make, and elsewhere.
She has hosted, produced, and/or created tech culture events including Wired Magazine's Nextfest, and the Investment Capital Conference (which, in its 15th year, is the world's longest-running venture capital conference).
Previously, she was Vice President of Rising Tide Studios (RTS), the publishing company behind Silicon Alley Reporter, Digital Coast Reporter, and other tech publications. Xeni served as Senior Writer and oversaw the company's annual conference series.
Before joining RTS, she worked with former executives from Sun and BEA to launch an internet technology company in Silicon Valley.
She was previously Supervisor of Enterprise Web Technology at Latham & Watkins, one of the world's largest law firms. The online litigation support projects she directed were cited as industry-leading examples of legal technology.
Based in Los Angeles, she travels extensively, and has studied over a dozen languages including Maohi (Tahitian), QuichÅ½ and Kakchikel Maya (Guatemala), Nahuatl (an indigenous language of Mexico), Mandarin Chinese, and Yoruba (Nigeria).