Shawn Grimes


Director of Technology

Role: With over 15 years of experience in the IT field in various fields, it is Shawn’s job to make sure that the technology that is brought into the Tech Center is both accessible and relevant.  Technology changes fast and if we want today’s youth to be ready for the tech careers of tomorrow, we need to be able to change with it.  Shawn is constantly testing out new project ideas, equipment, and meeting with experts in the industry to see what skills are needed in today’s technology careers.

Biography: Shawn has spent the last 15+ years in the Information Technology field in the Baltimore Area. His wide expanse of technical skills include: Linux server administration, networking, web development with PHP, Perl scripting, cyber security, native iPhone/iPad app development, and mobile game development with Corona SDK.  He has held high level engineer positions in the fields of federal government, healthcare, financial, and mobile app development firms.

He is the co-author on three iOS development books and has given a number of talks on mobile app development to professionals and youth alike.  His passion for technology and gadgets is matched with his passion for seeing motivated youth succeed.

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