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Public safety

What is it?

Throughout Baltimore's rich history, Baltimore has been known for many things, as well as being first on numerous achievements in the nation. However, just like any other large cities in the country, Baltimore's not exempt from public safety concerns. Unsafe neighborhoods, and crime activities are common issues faced by large cities across the nation.

This is why Public Safety is one of five mayoral pillars in Baltimore City. From a different angle, it is a misconception that public safety is just about lowering crime rate. It is also about addressing questions such as:

  • How can I locate emergency shelters and evacuation routes?
  • How can I be notified of emergency events?
  • How can I get involved in emergency preparedness?
  • How do I get firefighters and fire trucks to visit my school?


Ready to start?

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the solution for issues in your community? Have you ever had an idea to solve those issues? Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make ideas into a reality.

At the upcoming event, you’ll gain access to a wide variety of people – technology experts, social impact experts, startup folks & more. This community is everything needed to get a social impact idea off the ground! We have stellar mentorship, the right framework and all the resources you need to continue to move your current social impact idea forward, launch something brand new, or join a team of folks doing great social impact work!

At the end of the weekend-long event, we have > $2,000 and in-kind resources to provide to teams to help them move their ideas forward even further.

I want to participate

    No problem! You can find a team once you arrive. Most hackers arrive without a team. You will often find inspiration for ideas at the hackathon.


    HackBaltimore is free! Food, beverages, swag, and workspaces will be provided. You just have to travel to the event and we will take care of the rest! :)


    Valid photo ID is required. (State issued ID is highly recommended.) Laptops, sleeping bags, and toiletries are highly recommended.

  • Will there be travel reimbursements?

    At this time we will NOT be able to provide travel reimbursement to hackers due to shortage of funds.

Community Ideas


To Be Determined

Judges & Mentors

To be announced


Be a part of the Hack Baltimore

  • Friday - May 1

    • 5:00pm

      Doors Open

    • 5:30pm

      Dinner & networking (don't miss this!)

    • 6:00pm

      Friday night begins! We'll cover everything you need to know, let you pitch, vote on top ideas & form teams for the weekend

    • 10:30pm

      Wrap up!

    • 10:45pm

      Facilities close

  • Saturday - May 2

    • 9:00am

      Doors open & breakfast to start the day!

    • 11:00am

      Morning business/mentors arrive

    • 12:45pm

      Community updates - circle up and discuss progress

    • 1:00pm


    • 3:00pm

      Afternoon Mentors arrive

    • 6:00pm


    • 10:30pm

      Wrap up!

    • 10:45pm

      Facilities close

  • Sunday - May 3

    • 9:00am

      Doors open + breakfast to start the day

    • 11:00am

      Business/mentors arrive + community updates

    • 12:00pm


    • 1:00pm

      Pitch practice and presentation tech check

    • 4:00pm


    • 5:00pm

      Final Presentations Begin

    • 8:00pm

      Judging and awards

    • 8:30pm

      Wrap up and celebrate

    • 8:45pm

      Facilities close

Our Partners

  • Partners

Our sponsors

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