Donte Kirby, Author at Technical.ly Baltimore

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in 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.

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Bowie State receives $1M donation from Adobe to boost diverse tech talent

9 hours ago

Bowie State receives $1M donation from Adobe to boost diverse tech talent

Maryland's Bowie State is entering the software company's new Anchor School Program. It means 100 scholarships, training and more for students.
The Look Ahead: Jonathan Moore, founder of Rowdy Orb.it

Sep. 17, 2021 8:05 am

The Look Ahead: Jonathan Moore, founder of Rowdy Orb.it

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Moore discussed how he wants the conversation on digital equity to grow, community intellectual property, and how the history of Baltimore makes it uniquely able to tackle issues around equity.
Fearless Sports receives $400K investment to expand social impact-focused apparel brand

Sep. 16, 2021 4:19 pm

Fearless Sports receives $400K investment to expand social impact-focused apparel brand

The investment from Conscious Venture Labs and others allows founder Delali Dzirasa to jumpstart the Fearless Sports brand, and move forward on the vision for a site and clothing line that highlights stars in the social impact space.
34 Baltimore tech programs preparing youth to build the future

Sep. 14, 2021 5:09 pm

34 Baltimore tech programs preparing youth to build the future

From coding and creativity to dirtbikes and deep sea diving, there's a wealth on entry points into tech and STEAM in Baltimore. Check out the organizations providing the onramps.
Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Sep. 13, 2021 5:50 pm

Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Alongside City programs, Mayor Brandon Scott said Monday that his administration intends to distribute federal relief funds to community organizations.
Power Moves: Baltimore’s Eric Somerville is the new CEO of Venture for America

Sep. 10, 2021 5:18 pm

Power Moves: Baltimore’s Eric Somerville is the new CEO of Venture for America

Plus, the Baltimore-based winners of EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Community ISP Project Waves is providing free internet to a 217-unit Baltimore apartment building

Sep. 10, 2021 11:14 am

Community ISP Project Waves is providing free internet to a 217-unit Baltimore apartment building

The Johnston Square Apartments are now connected as Project Waves moves into full-building efforts. It's one of the data points in the org's year-one report.
What Baltimore’s highest salary earners say about the city’s future

Sep. 9, 2021 1:50 pm

What Baltimore’s highest salary earners say about the city’s future

Against the backdrop of recent news about population losses, Technical.ly data show an increase in high-earning Black residents. They could be a spark for building neighborhood wealth.
How I Got Here: Christabella Palumbi on the keys to a successful tech internship

Sep. 8, 2021 4:41 pm

How I Got Here: Christabella Palumbi on the keys to a successful tech internship

For the college-bound technologist, it was the programs like those with Baltimore's Digital Harbor Foundation and opportunities with Big Huge Games along the way that made all the difference.
Resource Roundup: Shaping the future of your startup? Apply to these programs and pitch competitions

Aug. 31, 2021 5:25 pm

Resource Roundup: Shaping the future of your startup? Apply to these programs and pitch competitions

Check out details on upcoming accelerators focused on social innovators and digital services, along with pitch competitions spotlighting HBCUs and Southern Maryland.

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