Baltimore-area startups crowdsource for funding [Baltimore Business Journal, paywall]: TechBreakfast organizer Ron Schmelzer is using crowdfunding to raise capital for his software-development company, Bizelo.
How is Baltimore perceived by people in tech startup hotbed areas? [Quora]: “I’ve never heard anyone utter the word ‘Baltimore’ while living here in Silicon Valley.”
Don’t send passwords over e-mail or instant messenger [Mike Subelsky’s blog]: “I usually ask people to use Keyvault which lets you send encrypted, short-lived, self-destructing messages accessible only by a unique key.”
For women in tech, finding mentors can be a struggle [Baltimore Business Journal, paywall]: “When she decided to get back to work by starting up her own business, [Debra Bond] Cancro wasn’t sure where to turn.”
Workplace skills gap driven by need for IT talent [Center Maryland]: “The skills gap is generally driven by one key deficiency – lack of sufficient information technology skills, according to a February 2012 report by CompTIA, a leading information technology trade association.”