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Monday, September 15
12:30–7:30pm

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

  • Sharon Paley

    Sharon Paley

    Sharon Paley is the cofounder of Hack Baltimore and is a leading organizer of the Baltimore innovation and technology community. Honored by the White House in July of 2013 for her work building and growing the city’s civic hacking community, Sharon is dedicated to the idea that innovation, technology, and transparency are the keys to empower and improve the quality of life of Charm City’s citizens.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gretchen LeGrand

    Gretchen LeGrand

    Gretchen is the Executive Director of Code in the Schools, a Baltimore City non-profit that brings computer science education to underserved and underrepresented youth. A Baltimore native, Gretchen has been committed to serving her community for over a decade. She holds a BA from St. John's College, Annapolis, and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. She lives in Bolton Hill with her husband, two kids, dog, and turtle.

  • Ellen Miller

    Ellen Miller

    Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two other prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics — the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign — and a nationally recognized expert on transparency and the influence of money in politics. Her experience as a Washington advocate for more than 35 years spans the worlds of non-profit advocacy, grassroots activism and journalism.