Donte Kirby, Author at Technical.ly Baltimore

Donte Kirby

Photo of Donte Kirby

Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2021. 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.

-30-
City report will look at where public infrastructure can play a role in broadband access civic

6 hours ago

City report will look at where public infrastructure can play a role in broadband access

More than two years after a study of city-owned assets began, officials say a report is complete, pending final approval. The main focus is on pilot programs to extend the city's fiber network connectivity to residents, BCIT officials said.
A nationwide tech apprenticeship program is taking aim at unfilled IT jobs access

Nov. 30, 2020 1:39 pm

A nationwide tech apprenticeship program is taking aim at unfilled IT jobs

CompTIA and Maher and Maher are building the program to create more opportunities for diverse talent. It is backed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Baltimore County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a ransomware attack civic

Nov. 25, 2020 11:37 am

Baltimore County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a ransomware attack

Baltimore city schools are also taking precautions. The attack comes amid virtual learning in the pandemic.
Calls for change to Section 230 are growing. Here’s how the law shapes social media and speech civic

Nov. 23, 2020 3:20 pm

Calls for change to Section 230 are growing. Here’s how the law shapes social media and speech

Here's a look at what the nearly 25-year-old liability shield has meant for social media companies, and how changes might affect startups.
Baltimore DPW is implementing new water billing software civic

Nov. 20, 2020 1:39 pm

Baltimore DPW is implementing new water billing software

Starting November 20, DPW is implementing RouteSmart software. Some customers could see a one-time change in their bill.
City Council passes charter amendment to prevent privatization of Baltimore’s conduit system civic

Nov. 17, 2020 5:33 pm

City Council passes charter amendment to prevent privatization of Baltimore’s conduit system

The city's 700-mile conduit system has been identified as a building block for future broadband expansion. If the amendment is approved by the mayor, voters will decide whether to ban its sale.
Upskilling shows a path from the fulfillment center floor to IT roles access

Nov. 13, 2020 12:35 pm

Upskilling shows a path from the fulfillment center floor to IT roles

Amazon's Career Choice program allows employees to gain certifications and transition into more lucrative career paths in areas such as IT. Such initiatives got a more urgent focus in the pandemic.
Howard Community College is applying the apprenticeship model to software development access

Nov. 12, 2020 11:29 am

Howard Community College is applying the apprenticeship model to software development

The college is working with Elkridge-based NewWave to allow students to gain the software and data engineering experience necessary for jobs. Expanding the tech workforce won't only require skills training.
Thumb drive upload times are slowing Maryland’s official election results civic

Nov. 5, 2020 11:57 am

Thumb drive upload times are slowing Maryland’s official election results

Results are delayed in some of Maryland’s largest counties, and Baltimore city.
‘New phase of cyber warfare’: In 2020, election security and misinformation threats are more domestic than foreign civic

Nov. 4, 2020 11:33 am

‘New phase of cyber warfare’: In 2020, election security and misinformation threats are more domestic than foreign

The U.S. prepared for foreign threats after 2016 but saw a new wave of misinformation originate at home this time around. Experts from UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity and Towson University weigh in on what's happening.

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!