Maggie Farley was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times for 13 years before partnering in an educational technology company, LuckyG Media Inc., in 2008. The company recently sold luckygrasshopper.com, a website and smartphone app for learning Chinese characters, and is now setting up a nonprofit group to promote digital learning in underserved communities. At the Times, Maggie headed the paper’s Hong Kong and Shanghai bureaus, reporting on the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, China’s rise as a world power, and the Asian economic crisis. She moved to New York in 1999 to cover the United Nations and Canada for the Times and reported on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their aftermath. She has also worked for The Boston Globe and Japan’s Fuji Television.