Fifth Baltimore


April 28, 29, 30, 2017

Impact Hub, 10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202


Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join our Slack team, for fun and stuff:

Each ticket includes an official Baltimore Hackathon T-shirt, access to Impact Hub for software or Open Works for hardware, the opportunity to present at the finale to compete for prizes, and catered meals and drinks for the weekend!

Complimentary scholarship tickets are also available by contacting baltimorehackathon@gmail.com

What is the baltimore hackathon?


Like last year, teams have the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes!


Embark on a 48 hour journey as we work across two maker campuses in Station North with other innovators, creatives, thinkers and doers for a weekend full of learning and healthy competition.

Three tracks will help you direct your ideas full-steam ahead. Maybe it’s a problem that needs to be solved, an idea without the time, a skill that could help someone else, or just silly geekery, we welcome all skill levels and reasons for hanging out. Choose your own adventure for a chance to win some serious capital.


We welcome all ages and skill levels!




Friday, April 28

6:00pm Kick Off at Impact Hub!

Saturday, April 29

Working on projects:

Impact Hub: 9:00am - 12:00am

Open Works 9:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday, April 30

9:00am - 1:00pm Continue making at Impact Hub and Open Works

1:00pm Project Submissions Due

1:00 - 3:00pm Projects judged at Impact Hub and Open Works

3:00pm Winners announced at Impact Hub and Open Works!


Follow UP Event


really love what you built and want to continue working on it?...

Join us again on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at University of Baltimore (1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD) for a follow up event in which you can enter your project for additional prize money up to $2,000.


You'll have an opportunity to pitch your project and participate in a short ceremony honoring winners.




CIvic Tech


Use software to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!

Mobile apps, websites, software, etc. are all options.

Find an innovative or creative solution to an issue experienced in Baltimore City.

Use data to better serve Baltimore City citizens.

Use hardware to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!

Examples: Productivity hacks, energy solutions, healthcare devices.

Civic Tech

  1. Grand prize:  $2,500

  2. Second place: $1,250

  3. Third place:  $750

  4. Follow up Event: $1,500


  1. Grand prize:  $2,000

  2. Second place: $1,000

  3. Third place:  $500

  4. Follow up Event: $1,000


  1. Grand prize:  $2,000

  2. Second place: $1,000

  3. Third place:  $500

  4. Follow up Event: $1,000

Audience Favorite



 Founder and CEO of I AM O'Kah! Inc.

Founder and CEO of I AM O'Kah! Inc.

Aisha DaCosta Founder and CEO of I AM O'Kah! Inc.

Aisha DaCosta is a philanthropist, socio-economic justice activist and first-generation American in full pursuit of actualizing the American dream.  After serving 14 years in the United States Air Force, Aisha returned to civilian life with a desire to impact the lives of those in her community.

Through her not-for-profit, I AM O'Kah!, Aisha helps Baltimore City high school students use entrepreneurship and investing reasoning to make better decisions about college and their future careers. I AM O'Kah! connects students with mentors, internships and dual-enrollment opportunities in an effort to increase their competitiveness for college and their future careers. Aisha is passionate about helping students connect to lucrative tech-enabled careers while building financial security.

  CTO at Allovue

 CTO at Allovue

Ted O'Meara

Ted is the Chief Technology Officer at Allovue where he leads the development of the signature product, Balance. Ted has a unique make-up of design, user experience, and software engineering. He completed his undergraduate degree at Towson University through the Visual Communications program, and attended graduate school at UMBC with a dual focus on Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing. Ted has worked with more than a hundred companies across all industry sectors, from startups to Fortune 100 companies; including Amazon, Citi, and JP Morgan Chase.

In addition, Ted mentors students at The Odyssey School, which serves students with language learning differences, in technology such as Raspberry Pi's.

  Founder and President of Fearless Solutions

 Founder and President of Fearless Solutions

Delali Dzirasa

Delali is Founder and President of Fearless Solutions, a software firm based out of Baltimore. Delali is a Certified Scrum Master and PMP® with a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from UMBC in 2004. Delali always had a passion for entrepreneurship and after working at a handful of technology firms, 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 based fields.

Code Of Conduct


Don’t be a jerk.
We welcome everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We will not tolerate anyone showing any verbal or physical disrespect, harassment, and/or offensive comments. We reserve the right at any time to ask you to leave if you are participating in those actions.
If you need to report an incident that violates this policy, please speak to an event organizer, volunteer, or email baltimorehackathon@gmail.com.
Have fun and learn something new.


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