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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How do you turn an intern into an employee? Here’s what worked for one consultancy

Jul. 26, 2022 2:19 pm

How do you turn an intern into an employee? Here’s what worked for one consultancy

An executive and intern at woman-owned marketing and government consulting firm TargetGov break down the best practices they each learned for taking community college students from internships to jobs.
Learn what Baltimore tech nonprofits plan for their share of the city’s $3.4M in ARPA funds

Jul. 25, 2022 1:26 pm

Learn what Baltimore tech nonprofits plan for their share of the city’s $3.4M in ARPA funds

Leaders of four local nonprofits discuss what their own four-to-five-figure awards, which the municipal government and Baltimore Civic Fund granted to help over 100 organizations navigate the pandemic’s financial aftershocks, mean for the future of their work.
Here’s what to expect from Wearable Tech Ventures’ week-long virtual hackathon

Jul. 22, 2022 12:29 pm

Here’s what to expect from Wearable Tech Ventures’ week-long virtual hackathon

The TECH REMIXed Hackathon, designed to onboard folks of all skill levels into the wearable tech industry, starts Monday, July 25 and goes through Friday. Here, founder LaKisha Greenwade discusses what to know.
Baltimore city’s broadband and digital equity director leaves amid office shuffle

Jul. 21, 2022 2:18 pm

Baltimore city’s broadband and digital equity director leaves amid office shuffle

An announcement from Mayor Brandon Scott’s office said the departure of Jason Hardebeck, who led the city’s efforts at bridging the digital divide, was “effective immediately."
Pearl Diagnostics founder Dr. Kieren Marr’s journey to retirement — then to full-time CEO

Jul. 20, 2022 5:21 pm

Pearl Diagnostics founder Dr. Kieren Marr’s journey to retirement — then to full-time CEO

The former Johns Hopkins professor's company raised a $3.5 million seed round to commercialize its pneumonia test in the US.
Ballet After Dark inspires and wows with winning ‘America’s Got Talent’ performance

Jul. 20, 2022 2:29 pm

Ballet After Dark inspires and wows with winning ‘America’s Got Talent’ performance

With three “yes” votes from the judges, the local nonprofit moved on to the next stage of the talent show competition series.
Delfi Diagnostics raises $225M to develop lung cancer detection technology

Jul. 19, 2022 11:56 am

Delfi Diagnostics raises $225M to develop lung cancer detection technology

With a 15,000 person trial down the pipeline, commercialization of an accessible cancer blood test is around the corner.
An FCC grant allowed the Enoch Pratt Free Library to nab 5,000 new Chromebooks and hotspots

Jul. 19, 2022 10:30 am

An FCC grant allowed the Enoch Pratt Free Library to nab 5,000 new Chromebooks and hotspots

The digital divide continues to be a priority for federal and local agencies.
Power Moves: Baltimore Tracks has a changing of the guard

Jul. 18, 2022 4:03 pm

Power Moves: Baltimore Tracks has a changing of the guard

Plus, Facet Wealth hires four new senior staffers.
With YouthWorks partnership, The Be. org is using virtual reality to teach STEM

Jul. 5, 2022 2:46 pm

With YouthWorks partnership, The Be. org is using virtual reality to teach STEM

Technologists can help create the next generation of VR talents by supporting the five-week program as industry mentors.