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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Morgan State receives $6.25M in grants from Apple and Google growth

Jun. 21, 2021 2:57 pm

Morgan State receives $6.25M in grants from Apple and Google

The tech giants are giving to the Baltimore HBCU to support equity in tech. Morgan President David Wilson said Google is "setting a new standard in corporate philanthropy."
The FCC is getting ready to open apps for the $7B Emergency Connectivity Fund for schools and libraries civic

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 pm

The FCC is getting ready to open apps for the $7B Emergency Connectivity Fund for schools and libraries

The 45-day window for schools and libraries to apply for funding to bridge the digital divide starts opens June 29. Money can be used to purchase laptops,Wi-Fi hotspots and more.
Watch: Technical.ly reporter Donte Kirby talks Baltimore game development on the Gaming Morning Show access

Jun. 16, 2021 4:37 pm

Watch: Technical.ly reporter Donte Kirby talks Baltimore game development on the Gaming Morning Show

Kirby discussed recent reporting on the city's video game community, and bubblegum.
R3 Score wants to bring the background check into the modern age access

Jun. 16, 2021 4:09 pm

R3 Score wants to bring the background check into the modern age

With a financial analysis tool, the Baltimore company is looking to evolve the criminal background check into something more nuanced and equitable. It's now a publicly-traded company.
Events Roundup: The end of the hybrid school year is here. Let’s look back on it professional development

Jun. 15, 2021 4:01 pm

Events Roundup: The end of the hybrid school year is here. Let’s look back on it

Plus, Juneteenth weekend features a Black-owned pop-up shop and marketplace, and technical events featuring Elixir and Azure DevOps.
University of Maryland has a new small business outreach center for veterans professional development

Jun. 14, 2021 4:56 pm

University of Maryland has a new small business outreach center for veterans

College Park is opening a Veterans Business Outreach Center with resources such as biz workshops, mentorship and government contracts guidance.
Resource Roundup: Minority Innovation Weekend’s pitch competition returns professional development

Jun. 14, 2021 3:06 pm

Resource Roundup: Minority Innovation Weekend’s pitch competition returns

Plus, new details about Founder City's pitch event and the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in media and film.
ReGen is bringing retro video games to Towson Town Center software development

Jun. 11, 2021 5:42 pm

ReGen is bringing retro video games to Towson Town Center

A curator of classic video game culture is moving to a larger space.
JPMorgan Chase provides funding for Baltimore’s summer jobs program access

Jun. 10, 2021 4:37 pm

JPMorgan Chase provides funding for Baltimore’s summer jobs program

Baltimore's YouthWorks received a $150K donation from the financial firm as part of an effort to support workforce development.
So you want to be a software developer?: Getting to know PyCharm software development

Jun. 9, 2021 5:32 pm

So you want to be a software developer?: Getting to know PyCharm

Baltimore City software developer Brian Seel walks us through the integrated development environment, and a "spell check for coding." Check out video of the demo.

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