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Tony Northrup

Tony Northrup (born January 3, 1974) is an American author, photographer, and video instructor.[1][2][3] Northrup was born in Binghamton, New York, raised in Pflugerville, Texas, and currently resides in Waterford, Connecticut with his wife Chelsea and his daughter Madelyn.

Tony Northrup
Born Tony Northup
(1974-01-03) January 3, 1974 (age 44)
Binghamton, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Author, Photographer, Video Instructor
Era photography, software development
Spouse(s) Chelsea Northrup
Children Madelyn Northrup

Sexiest Geek Alive contest - 2000 Finalist for the IBPA Book of the Year Award - 2012

Benjamin Franklin Digital Award - 2013
Tony & Chelsea Northrup
Origin Waterford, Connecticut
YouTube information
Years active 2007-
Subscribers 701,129 subs
Total views 70.09 million
Network none
Subscriber and view counts updated as of April 8, 2017 13.14 CET.

In June 2000, Northrup won the Sexiest Geek Alive contest.[4] Following the contest he made appearances on several TV shows, including Good Morning America,[5] the Montel Williams Show,[6] and To Tell The Truth.[7] Northrup has spoken at conferences and hosted events[8] and webcasts.[9][10] Northrup is regularly cited as a technology expert.[11][12][13] Northrup created a series of videos[14] and a book showing how to use technology to create custom solutions to common problems.[15]


Northrup has published 32 how-to books covering Windows systems administration, software development, and photography for Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, SAMS Publishing, and Mason Press. Among the books he has authored and co-authored are several Resource Kits, an MCDST book that won the Distinguished Award from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication,[16] and several Microsoft Press Training Kits that were featured on Leonard and Sheldon's bookshelf on The Big Bang Theory TV show.[17][18]

Photography & YouTubeEdit

Northrup is also known for his YouTube channel. After he started the channel in 2007, he mainly uploaded videos about software and programming. In the beginning of 2012 the channel suddenly changed directions, and Northrup started regularly uploading videos about photography and photography gear. In 2014 he started to produce live shows and photo, portfolio reviews with his wife. Now Northrup is making the channel with his wife as the second host of the channel, and with his filmer and producer, Justin Eckert and Siobhan Midgett, who are mainly editing the videos and handling the customer support.[19]


  1. ^ "Microsoft Windows 7 Tutorial DVD - Video Training". Infinite Skills. 
  2. ^ "MTA Web Development Fundamentals Course". LearnKey. 
  3. ^ "MTA .NET Fundamentals Course". LearnKey. 
  4. ^ "The Geek Elite". Chicago Tribune. June 28, 2000. 
  5. ^ Silverman, Stephen (October 14, 1998). "The Sexiest Geek Alive". People Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "TV Guide". TV Guide. 
  7. ^ "2000-02 Episode Guide "To Tell The Truth"". 
  8. ^ Hartigan, Patti (March 31, 2000). "CALLING ALL GEEKS: TIME TO PARTY!". Boston Globe. 
  9. ^ "Expert Zone Support WebCast - Level 200: How to use GPS on a Tablet PC". Microsoft. 
  10. ^ "Expert Zone Support WebCast: Wireless Home Networking and Windows XP Service Pack 2". Microsoft. 
  11. ^ Romano, Jay (March 12, 2006). "YOUR HOME; Wireless Web Access For Every Tenant". New York Times. 
  12. ^ "Choppy video frustrates wireless user". The Post and Courier. June 23, 2008. 
  13. ^ "RPC/DCOM-Wurm W32.Blaster mutiert". Heise Security. 
  14. ^ "Channel 9 Coding4Fun". MSDN. 
  15. ^ "Everyday Hackers". Boston Globe. April 19, 2004. 
  16. ^ "Projects". ConText Editorial Services. 
  17. ^ Musgrave, Devon. "The Big Bang Theory: Leonard and the books". Microsoft Press Blog. 
  18. ^ Musgrave, Devon. "The Big Bang Theory, Season 3". Microsoft Press Blogs. 
  19. ^ "Norhtrup Photography - About us".