Stephen Babcock, Author at Technical.ly

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Stephen Babcock is the Deputy Managing Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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Could this age-old governing principle help states level up technology?

Sep. 24, 2021 12:38 pm

Could this age-old governing principle help states level up technology?

New contracting mechanisms are allowing states to tap the federal government for digital systems and expertise. It's cooperative federalism meets digital services, says Fearless Chief Growth Officer Greg Godbout.
How can workplaces build community? Hint: Look to coworking spaces

Sep. 15, 2021 4:17 pm

How can workplaces build community? Hint: Look to coworking spaces

At a Technical.ly Slack AMA, coworking leaders from around the mid-Atlantic talked about pivoting programming and keeping members close during the pandemic. There are plenty of lessons they're sticking with going forward.
Meet young people building the future via tech and entrepreneurship this September

Sep. 1, 2021 6:06 pm

Meet young people building the future via tech and entrepreneurship this September

For Technical.ly's Youth Building the Future Month, look out for stories about how teens and kids are developing apps and companies, preparing for STEM careers and navigating interests from esports to coding.
What’s the role of tech in environmental change? Tell us this month

Jul. 2, 2021 10:55 am

What’s the role of tech in environmental change? Tell us this month

For Tech and the Environment Month 2021, look out for stories about how technologists are building products that are addressing climate change, and where companies can grow with sustainability in mind.
How did 2020 advance stakeholder capitalism?

May 26, 2021 3:46 pm

How did 2020 advance stakeholder capitalism?

Fifty years after Milton Friedman damned corporate social responsibility, American business has moved beyond prioritizing profits above all else. Here's a look at what impact teams learned about making change during the past year's challenges.
The Chauvin verdict is in. That doesn’t mean the workplace discussion is over

Apr. 21, 2021 9:03 am

The Chauvin verdict is in. That doesn’t mean the workplace discussion is over

The guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death provides accountability, but the work for racial justice continues. It's not a moment to move on.
Big companies halted campaign contributions after the Capitol insurrection. Here’s what it means for business and democracy

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Big companies halted campaign contributions after the Capitol insurrection. Here’s what it means for business and democracy

Corporate America drew a line in the sand after Jan. 6's violence, and Republicans' continued support of overturning the election. It brought a new wave of corporate social responsibility seemingly overnight.
PPP is back in 2021. Here are the details on getting a second small business loan

Jan. 8, 2021 11:34 am

PPP is back in 2021. Here are the details on getting a second small business loan

The Paycheck Protection Program is reopening for businesses on Jan. 11. This time, community financial institutions are going first and businesses can seek a second loan.
What’s next for the economy? and 11 more themes in Technical.ly’s 2021 editorial calendar

Jan. 4, 2021 12:39 pm

What’s next for the economy? and 11 more themes in Technical.ly’s 2021 editorial calendar

From the future of the workplace to lessons on resilience and holding companies accountable for racial equity pledges, Technical.ly will devote extra coverage to these timely topics this year.
The new COVID-19 relief bill from Congress means a second round of PPP, and more for small businesses

Dec. 22, 2020 2:16 pm

The new COVID-19 relief bill from Congress means a second round of PPP, and more for small businesses

Yes, businesses that received an early Paycheck Protection Program loan can now apply for another. Here's a look at what's in the $900B bill to help struggling small business owners, from CDFIs to FSAs.

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