Donte Kirby, Author at Technical.ly Baltimore

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore and a Report for America fellow 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.

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Babila Lima: Innovating for city government’s future without displacing the past civic

Sep. 28, 2020 11:39 am

Babila Lima: Innovating for city government’s future without displacing the past

Lima's work leading the Baltimore Department of General Services' Business Process Improvement Office offers a look at civic innovation in action. The most difficult part of this job isn't technology, but rather convincing employees that it's a good thing.
Baltimore students, national activists call on Comcast, FCC to expand Wi-Fi access access

Sep. 24, 2020 3:56 pm

Baltimore students, national activists call on Comcast, FCC to expand Wi-Fi access

Baltimore's Students Organizing a Multicultural & Open Society (SOMOS) joined education leaders from across the nation to tell stories about the need for high-speed broadband internet for all students so they can participate in virtual learning and the consequences of the digital divide.
This four-year plan outlines the State of Maryland’s IT goals civic

Sep. 23, 2020 3:13 pm

This four-year plan outlines the State of Maryland’s IT goals

The Maryland Department of Information Technology outlined a four year plan for the state's technology infrastructure and security systems. The hope is to maintain a culture of innovation and value for the work they do.
Here’s how the Baltimore Robotics Center is rebooting competitions this fall access

Sep. 21, 2020 11:35 am

Here’s how the Baltimore Robotics Center is rebooting competitions this fall

The Baltimore Robotics Center is not giving up on robotics competitions during the pandemic, and is figuring out ways to keep providing opportunity to students.
Technologists and nonprofits united to provide laptops for a Baltimore elementary school access

Sep. 16, 2020 4:10 pm

Technologists and nonprofits united to provide laptops for a Baltimore elementary school

The Baltimore Robotics Center in collaboration with Nyla Technology Solutions purchased 64 Chromebooks for Collington Square Elementary School through PCs for People. A new remote school year is bringing a new push for digital access.
Amazon says it is hiring for 4,400 new jobs in Maryland growth

Sep. 15, 2020 10:23 am

Amazon says it is hiring for 4,400 new jobs in Maryland

The new ops hires are focused on the Baltimore area, including two fulfillment centers in Sparrows Point.
Here’s a quick look at the software BPD is adding for training, records management civic

Sep. 14, 2020 6:52 pm

Here’s a quick look at the software BPD is adding for training, records management

Baltimore police believe these platforms will help comply with reforms spelled out in the consent decree with the federal government.
Startups: Check out funding, incubator opportunities from Baltimore companies growth

Sep. 9, 2020 3:19 pm

Startups: Check out funding, incubator opportunities from Baltimore companies

Programs from Fearless and DataTribe are working at the nexus of innovation inside government and building new commercial businesses. They're seeking entrepreneurs from Baltimore, and beyond.
Code for Baltimore’s keys for taking a civic tech tool from idea to innovation civic

Sep. 9, 2020 8:02 am

Code for Baltimore’s keys for taking a civic tech tool from idea to innovation

Code for Baltimore and Bellese Technologies built a customer management tool for the city’s health department and saved hundreds of hours in human effort. An approach of breaking down a project down into manageable solutions helped to get their ideas through the door.
Applications are open for Loyola’s Baltipreneurs Accelerator growth

Sep. 2, 2020 5:00 pm

Applications are open for Loyola’s Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Going fully virtual in the pandemic, the accelerator is open to business and nonprofit ventures.

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