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Mar. 9, 2017 12:39 pm

This national Tech Jobs Tour is making a stop in Baltimore

Baltimore is on the itinerary for the 50-city hiring frenzy led by former U.S. CETO Megan Smith.

Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith speaks at Liberty Elementary. She's helping to lead the Tech Jobs Tour.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

If you’re not going to SXSW, keep an eye on the calendar for at least one thing coming out of the Austin bonanza that will be appearing in Baltimore, too.

Nationwide groups TechUp and TechHire, which look to expand diverse tech talent, are launching the Tech Jobs Tour on Saturday, according to our sister site Technical.ly DC. It’ll stop in 50 cities this year, with the ambitious goal of filling 100,000 open tech jobs in 2017.

Among the leaders is Megan Smith, the nation’s former CTO. She made a couple of stops in Baltimore during her time in the Obama office, including for an announcement about new TechHire moves.

A kickoff for the tour is being held Saturday at SXSW. Details on the Baltimore stop haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll be sure to update you when it’s out.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.

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