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Meet the Hackerspace Charlotte cadets

Meet some of the people who have found a home at Hackerspace Charlotte.

Mark Levine

43, Hackerspace Charlotte vice president.

Personal: A systems architect for ACN in Concord. He is originally from Detroit and has lived in Charlotte since 2008

How did you find Hackerspace? Heard Hackerspace Charlotte founder Redvers Davies and former President Max Wallace at a BarCamp Charlotte tech gathering at Area 15 in NoDa a few years ago. “I said, ‘That sounds like fun,’ and I came to the next meeting, and I’ve been coming ever since."


Amelia Mascioli

35, Hackerspace treasurer

Personal: A stay-at-home mom and programming consultant. She's originally from the Raleigh area and has lived in Charlotte since 2010.

How did you find Hackerspace?: “I’ve always been kind of science-oriented, so when I moved here, I was looking for something I could get involved with, and a friend said, ‘You should start a Hackerspace.’ I didn’t even know what a Hackerspace was. I Googled them and found out they were about to have their second meeting."


April Dunn

39, Hackerspace Charlotte member

Personal: A CPA, she is originally from Columbia, S.C. and has lived in Charlotte since 2012.

How did you find Hackerspace?: “My husband, daughter and I were driving down Hawthorne on our way to Amelie’s and passed by the building, and I said, ‘Wait, did that say Hackerspace?’ … I’m not a tech person. I tell people I come here for the comedic value.”


D.I. von Briesen

43, Hackerspace Charlotte member

Personal: A web technologies instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, he's originally from Taos, N.M. and has lived in Charlotte since 1998.

How did you find Hackerspace?: Through BarCamp Charlotte. “It gives me access to a lot of people in different organizations – and a lot of kindred spirits.”


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