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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Learning to code? Check out self-paced resources on Google, YouTube and Twitch

Nov. 24, 2021 5:49 pm

Learning to code? Check out self-paced resources on Google, YouTube and Twitch

For the self-taught programmer, here are a few intro courses and channels to follow on the web.
Morgan State and the NFL are teaming up to educate more Black data scientists

Nov. 23, 2021 5:39 pm

Morgan State and the NFL are teaming up to educate more Black data scientists

With NFL internships and programming at Morgan's FinTech Center, the partnership aims to introduce students to careers in data science. It's a needed skill on professional football teams around the league.
The United Way’s new virtual experience simulates life below the poverty line

Nov. 23, 2021 12:28 pm

The United Way’s new virtual experience simulates life below the poverty line

The United Way of Central Maryland is opening up the 30|30 Experience on Giving Tuesday. The virtual workshop seeks to build empathy.
Meet the 10 ventures entering Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab

Nov. 22, 2021 7:08 am

Meet the 10 ventures entering Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab

The 2021-22 cohort of the Baltimore social impact accelerator includes arabbers addressing gun violence, a smart tampon dispenser and a pay equity platform.
These 12 startups are entering the Baltimore-based Techstars Equitech Accelerator

Nov. 18, 2021 2:05 pm

These 12 startups are entering the Baltimore-based Techstars Equitech Accelerator

The startups hail from inside Baltimore, around the country and Europe. Accelerator network Techstars and UpSurge Baltimore partnered to bring the program to the city, championing an inclusive tech economy.
So you want to be a software developer? Advice on getting started from self-taught programmer-turned-CTO Eric Solender

Nov. 18, 2021 10:45 am

So you want to be a software developer? Advice on getting started from self-taught programmer-turned-CTO Eric Solender

The CTO of Baltimore's MindStand Technologies shared four tips and plenty of resources on the skills and mindset that can lead to a career building software.
Comcast is donating $200K and 3,000 laptops to orgs in the Baltimore metro area

Nov. 17, 2021 5:43 pm

Comcast is donating $200K and 3,000 laptops to orgs in the Baltimore metro area

Through this initiative, $30,000 in funding and 100 laptops will be donated to Community College of Baltimore County. Another eight Baltimore orgs will receive donations, as well.
A DEI report from Baltimore Tracks aims to offer a benchmark for the city’s tech community to improve

Nov. 16, 2021 4:27 pm

A DEI report from Baltimore Tracks aims to offer a benchmark for the city’s tech community to improve

Black technologists at the coalition's member companies were vastly underrepresented when compared to the city's population as a whole, while white workers were overrepresented, the report states. Baltimore Tracks' leadership talk about what it means for efforts to bring change.
Who makes $200K?: Here are the Baltimore industries with the most high earners

Nov. 16, 2021 3:07 pm

Who makes $200K?: Here are the Baltimore industries with the most high earners

The health and education industries are the bedrock of professionals making over $200,000 in 2019, Technical.ly data shows. See how industries compare and has shifted over time. It's the latest from our data-driven reporting series on incomes and wealth.
National orgs unite to create a new digital equity fellowship in Baltimore

Nov. 15, 2021 3:59 pm

National orgs unite to create a new digital equity fellowship in Baltimore

With the six-city Benton DEAR Fellowship, the orgs hope to build homegrown, community-based solutions for bridging the digital divide. We caught up with I'Tay Rivers, who is working with the Village Learning Place in Baltimore.

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