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Delali Dzirasa

Hackathon Chair

Delali is Founder and President of Fearless Solutions, a software firm based out of Baltimore. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004 and has over a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. He founded Fearless in 2009.

Delali strives to make a difference in technology and his surrounding community. He currently resides with his family in Baltimore City, where he is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM fields.

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Dionne Joyner-Weems

HACKATHON CO-CHAIR & BRAND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Dionne Joyner-Weems is the Chief Energy Officer of Audacity Group LLC., a brand marketing firm that builds creative strategies to support bold ideas.

For more than a decade, this West Baltimore native developed many of the city’s most successful brand initiatives as the Vice President of Marketing and Community Affairs at Visit Baltimore. Now, as the CEO of Audacity, Dionne uses her unique style of branding and storytelling to elevate individuals, companies and organizations with daring vision.

Dionne’s genuine passion and commitment to changing Baltimore’s narrative is widely recognized. And, in 2018, her efforts fueled Baltimore’s largest social media movement, #MyBmore, which still remains a beacon of civic pride throughout the city.

Dionne Joyner-Weems is a wife, a mother of three, and a CEO with a colorful energy that is authentic & unparalleled.

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Mike Fried

Baltimore City Government Liaison

Mike Fried is an experienced information technology leader committed to leveraging technology to create social change and community impact.

His experience spans across multiple domains including IoT, information security, networking, and data analysis. Mike has led several initiatives including, including redesigning technical infrastructure for multiple organizations, creating and implementing operational compliance plans for PCI and HIPAA, and implementing the public health information exchange within Baltimore .

In his role as CIO at the Baltimore City Health Department, Mike oversees both the technical infrastructure of the agency –including a comprehensive health information security framework– as well as positioning Baltimore City as a leader in public health and healthcare information technology.

Mike has led BCHD’s technology and innovation portfolio, including the launch of the city’s first innovation program (TECHealth) that convenes multiple technology and design stakeholders across the city to address key health challenges. Mike is also a co-brigade leader of Code for Baltimore and a co-organizer of Techies4Good.

Previously, Mike worked at Emerson Electric where he served as a cybersecurity expert and led a technology solution development team. Mike holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins, with a specialization in Information Assurance.

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Delali Dzirasa

Hackathon Chair

Delali is Founder and President of Fearless Solutions, a software firm based out of Baltimore. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004 and has over a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. He founded Fearless in 2009.
Delali strives to make a difference in technology and his surrounding community. He currently resides with his
family in Baltimore City, where he is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM fields.

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Dionne Joyner-Weems

HACKATHON CO-CHAIR & BRAND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Dionne Joyner-Weems is the Chief Energy Officer of Audacity Group LLC., a brand marketing firm that builds creative strategies to support bold ideas.

For more than a decade, this West Baltimore native developed many of the city’s most successful brand initiatives as the Vice President of Marketing and Community Affairs at Visit Baltimore. Now, as the CEO of Audacity, Dionne uses her unique style of branding and storytelling to elevate individuals, companies and organizations with daring vision.

Dionne’s genuine passion and commitment to changing Baltimore’s narrative is widely recognized. And, in 2018, her efforts fueled Baltimore’s largest social media movement, #MyBmore, which still remains a beacon
of civic pride throughout the city.

Dionne Joyner-Weems is a wife, a mother of three, and a CEO with a colorful energy that is authentic & unparalleled.

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Mike Fried

Baltimore City Government Liaison

Mike Fried is an experienced information technology leader committed to leveraging technology to create social change and community impact.

His experience spans across multiple domains including IoT, information security, networking, and data analysis. Mike has led several initiatives including, including redesigning technical infrastructure for multiple organizations, creating and implementing operational compliance plans for PCI and HIPAA, and implementing the public health information exchange within Baltimore .

In his role as CIO at the Baltimore City Health Department, Mike oversees both the technical infrastructure of the agency –including a comprehensive health information security framework– as well as positioning Baltimore City as a leader in public health and healthcare information technology.

Mike has led BCHD’s technology and innovation portfolio, including the launch of the city’s first innovation program (TECHealth) that convenes multiple technology and design stakeholders across the city to address key health challenges. Mike is also a co-brigade leader of Code for Baltimore and a co-organizer of Techies4Good.

Previously, Mike worked at Emerson Electric where he served as a cybersecurity expert and led a technology solution development team. Mike holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins, with a specialization in Information Assurance.

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Delali Dzirasa

Hackathon Chair

Delali is Founder and President of Fearless Solutions, a software firm based out of Baltimore. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004 and has over a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. He founded Fearless in 2009.
Delali strives to make a difference in technology and his surrounding community. He currently resides with his
family in Baltimore City, where he is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM fields.

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Dionne Joyner-Weems

HACKATHON CO-CHAIR & BRAND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Dionne Joyner-Weems is the Chief Energy Officer of Audacity Group LLC., a brand marketing firm that builds creative strategies to support bold ideas.

For more than a decade, this West Baltimore native developed many of the city’s most successful brand initiatives as the Vice President of Marketing and Community Affairs at Visit Baltimore. Now, as the CEO of Audacity, Dionne uses her unique style of branding and storytelling to elevate individuals, companies and organizations with daring vision.

Dionne’s genuine passion and commitment to changing Baltimore’s narrative is widely recognized. And, in 2018, her efforts fueled Baltimore’s largest social media movement, #MyBmore, which still remains a beacon
of civic pride throughout the city.

Dionne Joyner-Weems is a wife, a mother of three, and a CEO with a colorful energy that is authentic & unparalleled.

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Mike Fried

Baltimore City Government Liaison

Mike Fried is an experienced information technology leader committed to leveraging technology to create social change and community impact.

His experience spans across multiple domains including IoT, information security, networking, and data analysis. Mike has led several initiatives including, including redesigning technical infrastructure for multiple organizations, creating and implementing operational compliance plans for PCI and HIPAA, and implementing the public health information exchange within Baltimore .

In his role as CIO at the Baltimore City Health Department, Mike oversees both the technical infrastructure of the agency –including a comprehensive health information security framework– as well as positioning Baltimore City as a leader in public health and healthcare information technology.

Mike has led BCHD’s technology and innovation portfolio, including the launch of the city’s first innovation program (TECHealth) that convenes multiple technology and design stakeholders across the city to address key health challenges. Mike is also a co-brigade leader of Code for Baltimore and a co-organizer of Techies4Good.

Previously, Mike worked at Emerson Electric where he served as a cybersecurity expert and led a technology solution development team. Mike holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins, with a specialization in Information Assurance.

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Shelonda Stokes

Sponsorship/Partnership Chair

Shelonda is greiBO’s influential leader and responsible for the development of its global brand and successful position in the marketplace.

Known throughout the industry as a strategic and creative visionary with a very strong business acumen, she is the President and CEO of greiBO entertainment.

This sought-after thought leader and businesswoman is the recipient of over 75 community related awards and numerous professional awards such as Innovator of the Year and Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

She is on speed dial and key advisor for an elite list of Fortune 100 CEO’s, elected officials, and other dignitaries.

Greibo’s growing impressive client list is the result of her management and greiBO’s culture of engaging people to look, listen and believe. Just ask Under Armour, Hewlett Packard, Smithsonian, the State of Maryland and Visit Baltimore to name a few.

Perhaps best known in production and entertainment circles for her expertise, Shelonda was formerly the executive producer of the city’s largest city-wide event, Baltimore’s African American Festival.

This event broke record attendance of more than 500,000 over its annual weekend.

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Bashirat Are

Participant Chair

Bashirat Are is an HRIS and Project Management Consultant. She is an entrepreneur and the Director of BACF
Inc, an HR Technology firm that helps medium sized companies streamline and digitize their business process via system implementations, optimizations, and process transformations.

She serves as a business operations consultant for startups, non profits, and new entrepreneurs. She is a self-proclaimed autodidact and learned how to code to functions effectively at her previous roles.

When she is not working on her other smaller businesses, Bashirat is an active community advocate who is passionate about youth development, STEM
education, and career development in the African and African American Community. She also serves as a project manager for the AU non profit PADWA, Pan African Diaspora Women’s Association.

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John Priest

Volunteers Chair

John is Head of Recruiting for Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He has a BA in History from Elon University. John is excited by the growth of STEM education in Baltimore City and all it entails.

He is looking forward to Hack Baltimore and the potential and impact this will have on the city and its future.

When not supporting Fearless, he is a water junkie on a kayak or SUP with or without his kids.

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Shelonda Stokes

Sponsorship/Partnership Chair

Shelonda is greiBO’s influential leader and responsible for the development of its global brand and successful position in the marketplace.

Known throughout the industry as a strategic and creative visionary with a very strong business acumen, she is the President and CEO of greiBO entertainment.

This sought-after thought leader and businesswoman is the recipient of over 75 community related awards and numerous professional awards such as Innovator of the Year and Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

She is on speed dial and key advisor for an elite list of Fortune 100 CEO’s, elected officials, and other dignitaries.

Greibo’s growing impressive client list is the result of her management and greiBO’s culture of engaging people to look, listen and believe. Just ask Under Armour, Hewlett Packard, Smithsonian, the State of Maryland and Visit Baltimore to name a few.

Perhaps best known in production and entertainment circles for her expertise, Shelonda was formerly the executive producer of the city’s largest city-wide event, Baltimore’s African American Festival.

This event broke record attendance of more than 500,000 over its annual weekend.

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Bashirat Are

Participant Chair

Bashirat Are is an HRIS and Project Management Consultant. She is an entrepreneur and the Director of BACF
Inc, an HR Technology firm that helps medium sized companies streamline and digitize their business process via system implementations, optimizations, and process transformations.

She serves as a business operations consultant for startups, non profits, and new entrepreneurs. She is a self-proclaimed autodidact and learned how to code to functions effectively at her previous roles.

When she is not working on her other smaller businesses, Bashirat is an active community advocate who is passionate about youth development, STEM
education, and career development in the African and African American Community. She also serves as a project manager for the AU non profit PADWA, Pan African Diaspora Women’s Association.

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John Priest

Volunteers Chair

John is Head of Recruiting for Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He has a BA in History from Elon University. John is excited by the growth of STEM education in Baltimore City and all it entails.

He is looking forward to Hack Baltimore and the potential and impact this will have on the city and its future.

When not supporting Fearless, he is a water junkie on a kayak or SUP with or without his kids.

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Shelonda Stokes

Sponsorship/Partnership Chair

Shelonda is greiBO’s influential leader and responsible for the development of its global brand and successful position in the marketplace.

Known throughout the industry as a strategic and creative visionary with a very strong business acumen, she is the President and CEO of greiBO entertainment.


This sought-after thought leader and businesswoman is the recipient of over 75 community related awards and numerous professional awards such as Innovator of the Year and Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

She is on speed dial and key advisor for an elite list of Fortune 100 CEO’s, elected officials, and other dignitaries.

Greibo’s growing impressive client list is the result of her management and greiBO’s culture of engaging people to look, listen and believe. Just ask Under Armour, Hewlett Packard, Smithsonian, the State of
Maryland and Visit Baltimore to name a few.

Perhaps best known in production and entertainment circles for her expertise, Shelonda was formerly the executive producer of the city’s largest city-wide event, Baltimore’s African American Festival. This event broke record attendance of more than 500,000 over its annual weekend.

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Bashirat Are

Participant Chair

Bashirat Are is an HRIS and Project Management Consultant. She is an entrepreneur and the Director of BACF Inc, an HR Technology firm that helps medium sized companies streamline and digitize their business process via system implementations, optimizations, and process transformations.

She serves as a business operations consultant for startups, non profits, and new entrepreneurs. She is a self-proclaimed autodidact and learned how to code to functions effectively at her previous roles.

When she is not working on her other smaller businesses, Bashirat is an active community advocate who is passionate about youth development, STEM education, and career development in the African and African American Community. She also serves as a project manager for the AU non profit PADWA, Pan African Diaspora Women’s Association.

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John Priest

Volunteers Chair

John is Head of Recruiting for Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He has a BA in History from Elon University. John is excited by the growth of STEM education in Baltimore City and all it entails. He is looking forward to Hack Baltimore and the potential and impact this will have on the city and its future.

When not supporting Fearless, he is a water junkie on a kayak or SUP with or without his kids.

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Paul Jackson

Finance Chair

Paul is a Financial Analyst at Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He was born and raised in Baltimore County. He has a BS in Accounting from University of Maryland-College Park (Fear the Turtle) and is excited to witness and experience what Hack Baltimore can and will do for the city of his birth, especially in Focus Areas near and dear to his heart; Public Safety and Health and Wellness.

He is pleased to be part of this team of volunteers that will undoubtedly have a large positive impact on Baltimore and its citizens.

At Ravens home games he can be found at a tailgate located at Closest Parking with his brother and nephews from 9AM-12:30PM.

Happily married for 33 years (to the same woman no less) he quickly realized that he did indeed, “marry up”.

Recognized by his family and good friends as an unrepentant beer snob, his interests also include NUFC, CHC, American History, biographies, Bible study and many forms of sports wagering.

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Koffi Harrison

Operations Chair

Koffi is the President of UpLight, where we spark greatness in programs by powering successful delivery through management services.

She wants everyone to walk in their greatness or at least walk toward their greatness by uplifting and empowering their voices. It only takes an opportunity with the right support, and that is what Hack Baltimore is creating.

Koffi is so excited and thankful to be a part of something that will put all involved (everyone is integral) on a path to greatness, especially the City of Baltimore where she has lived for over a decade.

Sometimes, all a program (or City) needs is a little more power. Koffi received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from Smith School of Business (UMD-College Park).

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Paul Jackson

Finance Chair

Paul is a Financial Analyst at Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He was born and raised in Baltimore County. He has a BS in Accounting from University of Maryland-College Park (Fear the Turtle) and is excited to witness and experience what Hack Baltimore can and will do for the city of his birth, especially in Focus Areas near and dear to his heart; Public Safety and Health and Wellness.

He is pleased to be part of this team of volunteers that will undoubtedly have a large positive impact on Baltimore and its citizens.

At Ravens home games he can be found at a tailgate located at Closest Parking with his brother and nephews from 9AM-12:30PM.

Happily married for 33 years (to the same woman no less) he quickly realized that he did indeed, “marry up”.

Recognized by his family and good friends as an unrepentant beer snob, his interests also include NUFC, CHC, American History, biographies, Bible study and many forms of sports wagering.

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Koffi Harrison

Operations Chair

Koffi is the President of UpLight, where we spark greatness in programs by powering successful delivery through management services.

She wants everyone to walk in their greatness or at least walk toward their greatness by uplifting and empowering their voices. It only takes an opportunity with the right support, and that is what Hack Baltimore is creating.

Koffi is so excited and thankful to be a part of something that will put all involved (everyone is integral) on a path to greatness, especially the City of Baltimore where she has lived for over a decade.

Sometimes, all a program (or City) needs is a little more power. Koffi received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from Smith School of Business (UMD-College Park).

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Gretchen LeGrand

Engagement Chair 

Gretchen LeGrand Gretchen is a passionate advocate for gender and racial equity in tech, and civic technology movements.

Her work over the past 15+ years in the non-profit and human services sector has focused on education, workforce development, and social justice.

In 2013 Gretchen and her husband (game developer Mike LeGrand) started nonprofit, Code in the Schools, with an after-school club of 20 high school students.

Code in the Schools now serves thousands of Baltimore City youth each year through their computer science education programs. Gretchen and her organization also offer computer science workshops, training, and professional development for teachers and librarians regionally, and she frequently presents on the importance of Computer Science Education at conferences around the country, including the US News and World Report STEMSummit, Computers in Libraries Conference, and SxSWEdu.

She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore.

Gretchen and Mike live in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with their four kids and two dogs.

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Gretchen LeGrand

Engagement Chair 

Gretchen LeGrand Gretchen is a passionate advocate for gender and racial equity in tech, and civic technology movements.

Her work over the past 15+ years in the non-profit and human services sector has focused on education, workforce development, and social justice.

In 2013 Gretchen and her husband (game developer Mike LeGrand) started nonprofit, Code in the Schools, with an after-school club of 20 high school students.

Code in the Schools now serves thousands of Baltimore City youth each year through their computer science education programs. Gretchen and her organization also offer computer science workshops, training, and professional development for teachers and librarians regionally, and she frequently presents on the importance of Computer Science Education at conferences around the country, including the US News and World Report STEMSummit, Computers in Libraries Conference, and SxSWEdu.

She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore.

Gretchen and Mike live in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with their four kids and two dogs.

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Yair Flicker

Technology Chair

Yair Flicker is the President of SmartLogic, a consulting company that builds custom web and mobile-based software products.

SmartLogic’s clients include STAQ, OrderUp, RedOwl Analytics, NewsUp, DinnerTime, and several other area startups.

Yair was a co-founder and director of TeamPassword (acquired by Jungle Disk in Q1 2018), and a director of ETC and MIDC. Yair received BS/MSE degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Kristi S. Halford

Public Relations Chair

Kristi S. Halford is Founder and Chief Supporting Officer of C3 Visionary Strategies, a consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations and socially-responsible corporations to provide branding, messaging, content development, fundraising and philanthropic support that generates revenue and demonstrates impact.

Kristi is a communications and philanthropic specialist, and organizational change agent with nearly 20 years’​ experience creating and directing comprehensive strategies to achieve organizational communication and fundraising goals, and philanthropic initiatives that demonstrate positive impact on communities. She is known as a collaborative thought-leader and passionate advocate for Baltimore who has helped create and drive new events and campaigns such as Baltimore Restaurant Week and Baltimore Story to generate positive stories and engagement with Baltimore.

Kristi is a member of the Maryland Commission for Women, Towson University’s Women’s Leadership Collective, the Advisory Board for the School of Arts and Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the Urban Alliance Baltimore Advisory Board. Kristi was recognized in 2010 as one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women and was part of the 2016 cohort for Towson University’s Leadership Program for Professional Women.

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Yair Flicker

Technology Chair

Yair Flicker is the President of SmartLogic, a consulting company that builds custom web and mobile-based software products.

SmartLogic’s clients include STAQ, OrderUp, RedOwl Analytics, NewsUp, DinnerTime, and several other area startups.

Yair was a co-founder and director of TeamPassword (acquired by Jungle Disk in Q1 2018), and a director of ETC and MIDC. Yair received BS/MSE degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Kristi S. Halford

Public Relations Chair

Kristi S. Halford is Founder and Chief Supporting Officer of C3 Visionary Strategies, a consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations and socially-responsible corporations to provide branding, messaging, content development, fundraising and philanthropic support that generates revenue and demonstrates impact.

Kristi is a communications and philanthropic specialist, and organizational change agent with nearly 20 years’​ experience creating and directing comprehensive strategies to achieve organizational communication and fundraising goals, and philanthropic initiatives that demonstrate positive impact on communities. She is known as a collaborative thought-leader and passionate advocate for Baltimore who has helped create and drive new events and campaigns such as Baltimore Restaurant Week and Baltimore Story to generate positive stories and engagement with Baltimore.

Kristi is a member of the Maryland Commission for Women, Towson University’s Women’s Leadership Collective, the Advisory Board for the School of Arts and Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the Urban Alliance Baltimore Advisory Board. Kristi was recognized in 2010 as one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women and was part of the 2016 cohort for Towson University’s Leadership Program for Professional Women.

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Paul Jackson

Finance Chair

Paul is a Financial Analyst at Fearless, a software firm based in Baltimore. He was born and raised in Baltimore County. He has a BS in Accounting from University of Maryland-College Park (Fear the Turtle) and is excited to witness and experience what Hack Baltimore can and will do for the city of his birth, especially in Focus Areas near and dear to his heart; Public Safety and Health and Wellness.

He is pleased to be part of this team of volunteers that will undoubtedly have a large positive impact on Baltimore and its citizens. At Ravens home games he can be found at a tailgate located at Closest Parking with his brother and nephews from 9AM-12:30PM. Happily married for 33 years (to the same woman no less) he quickly realized that he did indeed, “marry up”.

Recognized by his family and good friends as an unrepentant beer snob, his interests also include NUFC, CHC, American History, biographies, Bible study and many forms of sports wagering.

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Koffi Harrison

Operations Chair

Koffi is the President of UpLight, where we spark greatness in programs by powering successful delivery through management services.

She wants everyone to walk in their greatness or at least walk toward their greatness by uplifting and empowering their voices.

It only takes an opportunity with the right support, and that is what Hack Baltimore is creating. Koffi is so excited and thankful to be a part of something that will put all involved (everyone is integral) on a path to greatness, especially the City of Baltimore where she has lived for over a decade.

Sometimes, all a program (or City) needs is a little more power. Koffi received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from Smith School of Business (UMD-College Park).

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Gretchen LeGrand

 Engagement Chair

Gretchen LeGrand Gretchen is a passionate advocate for gender and racial equity in tech, and civic technology movements.

Her work over the past 15+ years in the non-profit and human services sector has focused on education, workforce development, and social justice.

In 2013 Gretchen and her husband (game developer Mike LeGrand) started nonprofit, Code in the Schools, with an after-school club of 20 high school students.

Code in the Schools now serves thousands of Baltimore City youth each year through their computer science education programs. Gretchen and her organization also offer computer science workshops, training, and professional development for teachers and librarians regionally, and she frequently presents on the importance of Computer Science Education at conferences around the country, including the US News and World Report STEMSummit, Computers in Libraries Conference, and SxSWEdu.

She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore.

Gretchen and Mike live in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with their four kids and two dogs.

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Yair Flicker

Technology Chair

Yair Flicker is the President of SmartLogic, a consulting company that builds custom web and mobile-based software products.

SmartLogic’s clients include STAQ, OrderUp, RedOwl Analytics, NewsUp, DinnerTime, and several other area startups.

Yair was a co-founder and director of TeamPassword (acquired by Jungle Disk in
Q1 2018), and a director of ETC and MIDC.

Yair received BS/MSE degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Kristi S. Halford

Public Relations Chair

Kristi S. Halford is Founder and Chief Supporting Officer of C3 Visionary Strategies, a consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations and socially-responsible corporations to provide branding, messaging, content development, fundraising and philanthropic support that generates revenue and demonstrates impact.

Kristi is a communications and philanthropic specialist, and organizational change agent with nearly 20 years’​ experience creating and directing comprehensive strategies to achieve organizational communication and fundraising goals, and philanthropic initiatives that demonstrate positive impact on communities. She is known as a collaborative thought-leader and passionate advocate for Baltimore who has helped create and drive new events and campaigns such as Baltimore Restaurant Week and Baltimore Story to generate positive stories and engagement with Baltimore.

Kristi is a member of the Maryland Commission for Women, Towson University’s Women’s Leadership Collective, the Advisory Board for the School of Arts and Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the Urban Alliance Baltimore Advisory Board. Kristi was recognized in 2010 as one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women and was part of the 2016 cohort for Towson University’s Leadership Program for Professional Women.

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Alumni

We believe it takes all of us chipping in to help fix issues in Baltimore. We are proud of the team past, present, and future that have helped move this initiative forward. They helped run the first leg of the race and have passed the baton onto the those that will advance that work. We thank our alumni for their contributions! A “civic hacker” needs all the help they can get, and we hope they will continue to support the movement!

Baltimore is a unique and vibrant city, and though there are many reasons why we’re called “Charm City”, we tend to make the news for our flaws rather than our strengths. And hackathons are a great way to engage the broader community to explore technology as a way to help solve them.