STAREAST - Conference Speaker: Melissa Daley

Melissa Daley

Orca Intelligence

In 2007, Melissa Daley founded iT Gets Better, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Atlanta, GA, aimed at enhancing computer literacy in underrepresented communities by providing IT workshops and consulting. Serving 50+ students in 3 months, iT Gets Better had a significant impact. In 2010, due to the 2009 recession, the organization's website was transferred to another nonprofit. Melissa Daley, a seasoned Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems from Hampton University and a Master's in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, has consulted for notable entities like Accenture, Booz Allen, and State of Georgia Department of Human Resources. In 2014, she established Orca Intelligence, streamlining software requirement management. In 2021, she introduced Swiftly, an AI solution enhancing software development efficiency. With 20 years in IT, Melissa Daley's initiatives have contributed significantly to education and technology optimization.