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Baltimore Innovation Week 2017

Baltimore Innovation Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation. There’s something for everyone!

The 6th annual Baltimore Innovation Week is happening September 29 - October 7, 2017.

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Technical.ly’s cornerstone Baltimore Innovation Week events

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Track Conferences

Baltimore Innovation Week is organized into 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories..
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.

Map of Events

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Speakers

Sarah Ellison

Sarah is Editor and writer for the Baltimore ravens. She is also the Host and creator of the Man in the Crowd podcast which takes an in-depth look at the Harbaugh family and their fascinating and often controversial ultra-competitive “fighter” approach to life. With over 25 interviews with family members, friends, co-workers and reporters conducted over the course of a year and woven into a story told over nine episodes, fans get a glimpse at what makes this family tick.



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Gira Wieczorek

Aleberry, Managing Partner Gira Wieczorek is a founder at Aleberry, a design & strategy firm focused on helping startups navigate the fundraising process with deck strategy & design. She has helped clients raise over $150M in funding. Aleberry works alongside startups, advisors, venture capitalists, and accelerators for demo days, pitch sessions, and investor meetings.



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Greg Walsh

Dr. Greg Walsh is an assistant professor at the University of Baltimore where he is the graduate program director for the MS in Interaction Design and Information Architecture as well as the UX Design program. He is an interaction design researcher who focuses on user-centered design. In his almost 20 years of Baltimore City residency, Dr. Walsh has worked at a number of Baltimore-based interaction design firms and continues to focus on innovation through mentoring start-ups in the art of user-centered design. He is ruggedly handsome and a recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award.



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Milt Reder

Milt Reder is VP of Engineering at Yet Analytics, where he and his team use Clojure(Script) to model human experience, learning and performance. He is a co-organizer of the Baltimore Clojure meetup, now in its 4th year.



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Tom Jarboe

Tom Jarboe leads the International Business Division at Ausley Associates, Maryland’s premier Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and fighter aircraft acquisition and engineering management small business where he provides oversight of Ausley’s overseas commercial unmanned business. He also currently serves as President of Kieyos, LLC, an international trade company. With its corporate headquarters located in Lexington Park, Maryland, with offices in Baltimore, MD, Rochester, NY and Huntsville, AL, Kieyos is well-known in the international trade industry for its expertise in International Traffic in Arms (U.S. State Department) and Export Administration and Regulations (Commerce Department) licensing, Customs brokering, freight forwarding and international business trade development. He is a certified professional in ITAR export compliance (ECoP-ITAR). An active leader in the community, Tom has served as President of the Board of Directors for Leadership Southern Maryland, Chairman of the Board of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, co-chair of the St. Mary’s County Local Emergency Planning Commission and counselor for the Wounded Warrior Initiative at Fort Meade. He has served as a board member of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance and co-chair of the SMNA BRAC Committee. He also was a member of the BRAC Business Initiative in Howard County, Baltimore Council for Foreign Affairs, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the Patuxent Partnership, the World Trade Center Institute and the Washington International Trade Association. In 2013, Jarboe was named the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He currently lives in St. Mary’s City with his wife, Shannon and three sons Nick, Christian and Luke.

Jarboe earned a BA in Behavioral Science and a MS in International Commerce from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and a founding member of Leadership Southern Maryland. Tom is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Upon leaving the service he worked for Sierra Management Technologies as a Flight Operations Coordinator for the V-22 Integrated Test Team before going to Eagan McAllister Associates as a Deputy Program Manager. He then left to start his own defense contracting company Technology Security Associates, Inc. where he led as Chief Operating Officer until September of 2014.



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Param Shah

Param first experienced the inefficiencies of today’s manufacturing when setting up fabrication pipelines for orthopedic devices in rural India. Through his nonprofit, he provided orthopedic treatment to children with muscular disorders to change the stigma against disability. He turned his experiences there into FactoryFour, a software company creating the Internet of Manufacturing to enable manufacturers to take advantage of the future’s digital technologies.



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Miriam Boer

Dr. Miriam Boer is the founder of Sonify Biosciences, an ultrasound-based hyperthermia device company based in the Alexandria LaunchLabs incubator in New York City. Dr. Boer founded Sonify Biosciences in 2012 after receiving her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, where she studied mechanosensation in bacterial cell membranes. Prior to that, Dr. Boer studied chemistry at New York University and worked as a color and flavor chemist in international research and development at PepsiCo.



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Michelle Menard

Michelle Menard is an award wining game designer, published author (Game Development with Unity), and 10-year veteran of the industry. She has previously worked in both the mobile and AAA market, and as a consultant under Artemic Games, LLC, partnering with other companies to provide core system design, itemization, auditing, and documentation. Once she was invited to the White House to blabber about game design and crowd-sourcing for big data. Michelle is currently the lead designer at Oxide Games, and is also a co-founder of Fishwizard Games, a small boardgame company exploring strategy games set in the Gateway universe. Gateway: Uprising, their first title, is due out in stores Q3 of this year.

Michelle also serves as an adjunct professor at UMBC and SCAD, teaching game design, theory, and game history, and has taught intro C# game development courses for the local non-profit Code in the Schools. She holds a double BA in Applied Mathematics and Music Theory from Brown University, and an MFA in Game and Interactive Design from SCAD.



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