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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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Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Chromebook Cohort provides a bridge across the digital divide

Nov. 11, 2021 3:42 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Chromebook Cohort provides a bridge across the digital divide

Alison Velez Lane talks about her experience with the library's Chromebook Cohort, and making life work without a laptop or at-home internet service. The program offers device loans, and guidance in digital literacy.
Gov. Hogan names Maryland’s first-ever data, privacy chiefs

Nov. 10, 2021 5:08 pm

Gov. Hogan names Maryland’s first-ever data, privacy chiefs

Laura Gomez-Martin will serve as chief privacy officer, while Patrick McLoughlin will serve as chief data officer. Both bring experience from inside the state's information technology department.
How I Got Here: Sherrod Davis forged a path to startup leadership as a jack of all trades

Nov. 10, 2021 1:54 pm

How I Got Here: Sherrod Davis forged a path to startup leadership as a jack of all trades

The COO of Ecomap Technologies outlines his path in Baltimore's startup community, and the mix of tactics and storytelling that help get hired.
10 Baltimore tech training programs building the skills to launch careers

Nov. 9, 2021 12:54 pm

10 Baltimore tech training programs building the skills to launch careers

From coding bootcamps to IT training programs, here's a look at the programs offering certifications and skills that are sought in tech jobs. No college degree required.
How I Got Here: CodePath COO Dana Ledyard on nontraditional career journeys and building the tech talent pipeline

Nov. 8, 2021 10:31 am

How I Got Here: CodePath COO Dana Ledyard on nontraditional career journeys and building the tech talent pipeline

In a recent Technical.ly Slack AMA, Ledyard talked about the career path that led her to national computer science education nonprofit CodePath, and the importance of retention in growing a diverse workforce.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library wants to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to advance digital equity

Nov. 3, 2021 2:27 pm

The Enoch Pratt Free Library wants to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to advance digital equity

With a $6.3 million proposal for federal relief funds, the city public library system wants to add digital navigators, teen tech centers and extended public Wi-Fi. Here's a look at the highlights.
With a digital stethoscope, Sonavi Labs eyes healthcare’s remote future

Oct. 29, 2021 6:25 pm

With a digital stethoscope, Sonavi Labs eyes healthcare’s remote future

Coming off a pitch compeition win at HLTH 2021, the company is testing the device as a tool for patients to monitor conditions between visits. It's a sign of how regulations will need to evolve with telehealth.
With $6M grant from Microsoft, Last Mile Education Fund launches cybersecurity scholarship to invest in 10,000 students

Oct. 28, 2021 4:58 pm

With $6M grant from Microsoft, Last Mile Education Fund launches cybersecurity scholarship to invest in 10,000 students

The scholarship initiative is awarding emergency funding to low-income students in two-year programs. It aims to address a job shortage and grow a more diverse workforce.
Morgan State and Johns Hopkins are teaming up to open an advanced electro-photonics center

Oct. 27, 2021 6:27 pm

Morgan State and Johns Hopkins are teaming up to open an advanced electro-photonics center

Funded by the Department of Defense, the Center for Advanced Electro-Photonics with 2D Materials aims to grow the talent pipeline.
Johns Hopkins-born Relavo graduates to Baltimore’s startup community

Oct. 27, 2021 3:00 pm

Johns Hopkins-born Relavo graduates to Baltimore’s startup community

With national funding and accelerator support, Relavo is developing its in-home dialysis device in the city. CEO Sarah Lee offers insight on the path of a young medical device startup to FDA clearance.

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