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The Charleston Digital Corridor is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the regions tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston's renowned livability.

The CDC is focused on creating the business, education and social environment that is attractive to tech and tech-related companies. Then, the CDC leverages its carefully nurtured relationships, program elements, legislative access, and contacts,  to assist companies with integrating them into community. This integration is accomplished through four pillars - COMMUNITY, TALENT, SPACES & CAPITAL.

The Charleston Digital Corridor is highly collaborative organization with advisors hailing from the Charleston tech community and beyond. This allows us to stay lean, relevant and highly responsive to the dynamic needs of our tech community. We believe in community-sourced intelligence as the preferred way to operate.



Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan

Technical Director
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Joe serves a consultative role as Technical Director of the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation advising and/or managing all aspects of their IT services & web properties, CODEcamp & CODEshow content, and the development of two SaaS apps the CDCF licenses to other communities.

Alexandra Castelli

Alexandra Castelli

CODEcamp Coordinator

Alex, who started at CODEcamp as an intern with limited development experience, now coordinates all aspects CODEcamp. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a degree in Computer Science. Alex is currently a Junior Quality Assurance Engineer at Qonceptual.

Kristen Pappalardo

Operations Coordinator
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Kristen plays a key role with managing the Flagships and Corridor events. She comes to Charleston by way of the Washington, DC area and is a graduate of Radford University with a degree in Communication and Public Relations.

Tom Wilson

CODEcamp Kids Co-Founder
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There is no person more passionate about coding and software development than Tom. His whole career he has been teaching and helping developers grow within the workplace as well as running the CoderDojo kids coding program since 2013.

Ellie Reynolds

Ellie Reynolds

Administrative Assistant
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Ellie manages the Flagship2 business incubator and assists residents as needed. She is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Trident Tech with a degree in Marketing.