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Baltimore City’s Open Checkbook dashboard is now live

Apr. 15, 2021 2:18 pm

Baltimore City’s Open Checkbook dashboard is now live

As promised, the City launched a data tool where the public can view spending. It's part of "a process to be more transparent about city finances," said Comptroller Bill Henry.
‘We’re beginning a fundamental reset’: Urbanist Richard Florida on the state of downtown Baltimore

Apr. 14, 2021 4:22 pm

‘We’re beginning a fundamental reset’: Urbanist Richard Florida on the state of downtown Baltimore

A Downtown Partnership of Baltimore event reviewed the latest data on the city's urban core, and the potential to come back stronger when the pandemic recedes.
Maryland establishes Office of Statewide Broadband

Apr. 13, 2021 4:26 pm

Maryland establishes Office of Statewide Broadband

The Digital Connectivity Act, which was introduced by Delegate Brooke E. Lierman, passed the state legislature and was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan. Its goal is to bring affordable internet to all residents of Maryland.
Cool Job Alert: Baltimore City is hiring for a deputy director of CitiStat

Apr. 8, 2021 2:30 pm

Cool Job Alert: Baltimore City is hiring for a deputy director of CitiStat

Through the CitiStat program, Baltimore uses data analysis to improve city procedures and departments. There are also openings for program manger of City Data Fellows and BCIT's head of data architecture.
Maryland is putting $300M in COVID-19 relief funds toward broadband and digital inclusion

Apr. 1, 2021 5:21 pm

Maryland is putting $300M in COVID-19 relief funds toward broadband and digital inclusion

As it allocates dollars from the American Rescue Plan, the state government puts closing the digital divide among the priorities: "This could be the spark for transformative change."
Q&A with Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City’s new chief data officer

Apr. 1, 2021 7:45 am

Q&A with Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City’s new chief data officer

Elszasz, who was announced as chief data officer last Monday, discusses what elevating the position to a citywide office means for the culture of open data and data governance in city government. "I want to be the city's chief data evangelist," he said.
A Baltimore maker created a replica of the Domino Sugars sign, and is auctioning it for charity

Mar. 31, 2021 5:32 pm

A Baltimore maker created a replica of the Domino Sugars sign, and is auctioning it for charity

With the iconic sign being replaced, Todd Blatt is honoring Baltimore history with his latest project.
Asian hate is racism. We must fight it with knowledge and empathy

Mar. 26, 2021 8:34 am

Asian hate is racism. We must fight it with knowledge and empathy

In the aftermath of anti-Asian violence, “I am both glad that the hate is being brought to light and also frustrated that it’s not flat-out being addressed as racism,” writes Zentail director of marketing Pauline Shiu in an op-ed.
Q&A with Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City’s new director of broadband and digital equity

Mar. 24, 2021 4:59 pm

Q&A with Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City’s new director of broadband and digital equity

Hardebeck, who was announced as director on Monday, discusses what the new role means for the city and efforts to bridge the digital divide. "It's going to take collaboration with every stakeholder out there," he said.
Show Notes: TEDCO’s first executive director, Phil Singerman, looks back at the start of the Maryland tech agency

Mar. 24, 2021 11:51 am

Show Notes: TEDCO’s first executive director, Phil Singerman, looks back at the start of the Maryland tech agency

On TEDCO Talks, current CEO Troy LeMaile-Stovall talks with his predecessor Phil Singerman about the agency's model and the state's tech strengths.

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