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 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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Loyola’s ‘Building a Better World Through Business’ event series focuses on racial justice professional development

Mar. 2, 2021 4:01 pm

Loyola’s ‘Building a Better World Through Business’ event series focuses on racial justice

The virtual event series includes a keynote from Flikshop founder Marcus Bullock, a workforce discussion and pitch competition.
YoTengoBot wants to help immigration lawyers speak to thousands of clients in a day access

Mar. 2, 2021 2:40 pm

YoTengoBot wants to help immigration lawyers speak to thousands of clients in a day

The chatbot is designed to help increase the capacity of immigration lawyers. TEDCO invested $200K in the startup.
How I Got Here: A game design career led Karen Chang to medical training, Mister Mart software development

Mar. 1, 2021 11:46 am

How I Got Here: A game design career led Karen Chang to medical training, Mister Mart

The MICA alum talks about her journey applying VR game design in healthcare, and as cofounder of Studio 217.
Fearless launches athleisure brand with BLM collection access

Feb. 26, 2021 9:49 am

Fearless launches athleisure brand with BLM collection

Downtown digital services agency Fearless is launching a new clothing brand, and is highlighting changemakers in Baltimore while doing it.
Baltimore spending panel approves final receipts from the City’s 2019 ransomware attack civic

Feb. 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Baltimore spending panel approves final receipts from the City’s 2019 ransomware attack

This week, the Board of Estimates approved a pair of payments to firms for response to the 2019 cyberattack. They were for contracts that ended in June 2020.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is set to hire a digital equity director civic

Feb. 24, 2021 5:03 pm

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is set to hire a digital equity director

The director of broadband and digital equity will spearhead the City's efforts to bridge the digital divide. That includes exploring a public broadband system.
Comcast is delaying plans to enforce internet data caps until 2022 access

Feb. 24, 2021 1:30 pm

Comcast is delaying plans to enforce internet data caps until 2022

Comcast has postponed implementation of 1.2 TB data caps and fees in Northeast states, including Maryland, until next year. Baltimore digital equity advocates are happy, but not content.
Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing these bills to modernize his office civic

Feb. 23, 2021 9:39 am

Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing these bills to modernize his office

Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing legislation that will create a public database of real estate records, among other City code changes.
5 Black innovators in Maryland you should know civic

Feb. 22, 2021 3:18 pm

5 Black innovators in Maryland you should know

Here's a look at Baltimore-area trailblazers at the nexus of tech, business and education.
CyDeploy is looking to be the missing link in cybersecurity growth

Feb. 19, 2021 11:24 am

CyDeploy is looking to be the missing link in cybersecurity

Tina Williams-Koroma founded CyDeploy to answer a question that's often asked of cybersecurity pros. The startup received a $90K grant from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program as it develops its application alongside UMBC's Anupam Joshi.

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