Donte Kirby

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2023. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position in Baltimore is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Power Moves: Mayor Scott’s chief of staff is moving to Johns Hopkins

5 hours ago

Power Moves: Mayor Scott’s chief of staff is moving to Johns Hopkins

Plus, promotions at Response Labs, Planit’s new director and a longtime leader’s new school board post.
Here’s how — and why — Morgan State is trying to become the country’s first R1 HBCU

Aug. 9, 2022 6:28 pm

Here’s how — and why — Morgan State is trying to become the country’s first R1 HBCU

Maryland's largest HBCU launched a wave of construction and development to support its path to R1 status — an elite designation for research-driven schools. Learn what that means, in Morgan State's leaders' own words.
Here’s who, and what, the City of Baltimore’s latest ARPA grants will support

Aug. 9, 2022 4:14 pm

Here’s who, and what, the City of Baltimore’s latest ARPA grants will support

Eight nonprofits received a total of just over $6.6 million in relief funds via the city government. Several are using the funds for STEM- or economic development-specific work.
How I Got Here: Ashley Esposito on creating your own path in tech

Aug. 4, 2022 6:09 pm

How I Got Here: Ashley Esposito on creating your own path in tech

The technologist and Baltimore school board frontrunner explains how using tech to cover her weaknesses became her greatest strength.
Kion is expanding its reach with Booz Allen Hamilton partnership

Aug. 4, 2022 1:25 pm

Kion is expanding its reach with Booz Allen Hamilton partnership

The cloud infrastructure market is booming, looming recession or no.
Want to switch your internet provider? Here are 6 indie ISPs for Baltimoreans

Aug. 3, 2022 5:41 pm

Want to switch your internet provider? Here are 6 indie ISPs for Baltimoreans

They’re not the biggest or most mainstream companies. But if you want a change, you have to consider all your options.
UMB, in partnership with alumni, wants to commercialize rare disease treatments

Aug. 3, 2022 10:27 am

UMB, in partnership with alumni, wants to commercialize rare disease treatments

GEn1E Lifesciences is emphasizing the “tech” in “biotech” with its goal of bringing new drugs — for treatment of pulmonary, oncological and degenerative muscle conditions — to market in three years or fewer.
Betamore is out of the coworking business. Here’s what’s next

Aug. 2, 2022 2:55 pm

Betamore is out of the coworking business. Here’s what’s next

Kimmy Andrulonis, Betamore’s director of operations, discusses this recent change, as well as what's next for the organization and how it plans to continue supporting the Baltimore startup ecosystem.
The frontrunners in Baltimore’s school board primary talk tech and education

Aug. 2, 2022 12:36 pm

The frontrunners in Baltimore’s school board primary talk tech and education

Ashley Esposito and April Christina Curley both have tech backgrounds and are leading the pack to win two new open seats on the city's 12-person school board. Here, they share the equity-driven plans they hope to pursue if elected.
Exit Interview: Jess Gartner is living the digital nomad life

Aug. 1, 2022 2:31 pm

Exit Interview: Jess Gartner is living the digital nomad life

The CEO and founder of Baltimore-founded, now fully remote edfintech company Allovue is headed on the road. Here's why — and what she'll miss about the local tech scene.