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Access Track Day

Monday, September 15
11:30am–6:30pm

Join us for the second annual Women In/Tech conference, focused on bringing more women into fields of technology. Followed by our Diversity Happy Hour.

Track Day Events

  • Women In/Tech

    Baltimore's second annual Women In/Tech mini-conference will bring together various female leaders and community members who have interest in becoming active in technology fields.

    Monday, September 15, 12:30pm–5:00pm
  • Diversity Happy Hour

    Come out and connect with the various groups and individuals that are working to make tech and entrepreneurship more diverse and welcoming in Baltimore and beyond.

    Monday, September 15, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Speakers

  • Merritt Baer

    Merritt Baer

    Merritt is a technology strategy consultant. She works with young tech companies to bring fresh perspective and key growth, and advises on tech and cybersecurity policy. She is a leader in Internet policy and translates her experience into innovation guidance for start-ups. She serves as Special Assistant in DHS Cybersecurity and Communications, where she provides cybersecurity strategy for critical infrastructure and advises the Cybersecurity and Communications legislative agenda.

  • Smitha Gopal

    Smitha Gopal

    Smitha is the CEO of Eyemaginations, a Baltimore company that creates visual patient education software to help doctors and patients communicate with each other. Prior to joining Eyemaginations in 2006, Smitha worked at a boutique investment bank. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from the McIntire School of the University of Virginia. She lives with her family in Federal Hill.

  • Melody Kramer

    Melody Kramer

    Melody co-leads NPR’s social team and manages internal projects related to NPR’s social and digital strategy. She is currently working on several projects involving breaking news, sourcing, daily news production, social media, our archives, and analytics. Previously, Melody worked as an associate producer at NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, where she was responsible for writing and producing all web content and social media for the show and some some daily on-air content.

  • Heather Romney

    Heather Romney

    Heather is head coach of the RoboDoves, a high-performing robotics team at Western High School, an all-girls public school in Baltimore City. Heather teaches AP Art and Technology, has built two 3d printers, and is trying her hardest to keep up with all of the cool things that can inspire girls to pursue their interests in STEAM. She is convinced that after-school programming is the answer to many ailments and is currently creating a maker space at Western. Heather also performs and creates objects with Smelling Salt Amusements.

  • Roni Ellington

    Roni Ellington

    Mathematics Education Professor, Inspirational Speaker, Executive Coach, and STEM education scholar and mentor, Dr. Roni Ellington has authored several scholarly articles on STEM education, parental involvement, and successfully navigating the STEM pipeline, particularly for minority students. Her research has been featured in The Negro Educational Review and CBE-Life Sciences Education, Equity and Quality in Mathematics Education and Progress in Education, Volume II and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem Based Learning.