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What Baltimore headlines do you want to see in 10 years? Tell us using Technical.ly’s new social media wall

Ahead of our panel on Baltimore Innovation Week's opening day, we invite you to reflect on your relationship with Technical.ly and what you want from your city's future.

Some of our past, present and future Baltimore community members shared their thoughts in videos via the hashtag #BMRTech10. Won't you?

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Full disclosure: ETC Baltimore is BIW's host and main organizing entity. BIW was previously organized by Technical.ly, which now serves as the event's media partner.

The panel that Technical.ly organized for Monday, Oct. 3 — the first day of Baltimore Innovation Week 2022 (BIW) — is as much a reflection on our decade of reporting in and on Baltimore as it is a celebration of all of you who’ve accompanied us on this journey.

Yes, you: the technologists, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, scholars and others whose dedication to the city and region’s innovation ecosystem has allowed us to do great journalism here. Now, we invite you to be part of our celebration, too.

You’ll see on our Baltimore homepage (and below) a social media wall which aggregates video testimonials and other relevant posts from members of the local community. And we want you to be a part of it! All you have to do is follow these simple directions:

  • Take a short video of yourself that explains who you are, what you love about Technical.ly and — most importantly — what Technical.ly headline you hope to see 10 years from now. Or, if you’re camera shy, find a relevant image and be prepared to include your thoughts in the caption.
  • Post that video to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BMRTech10

As long as you include that hashtag, you’ll see your video on the wall alongside others from Technical.ly CEO Christopher Wink; our former Baltimore reporters Andrew Zaleski, Stephen Babcock and Donte Kirby; ETC Baltimore president Deb Tillett; consultant and DiversiTech founder Christine Johnson; and other past and present members of our Charm City community.

All of those videos will play IRL behind our BIW panel on Monday, which features Zaleski, Babcock, Kirby, managing editor Julie Zeglen and yours truly. Until then, we hope you’ll share your recollections and aspirations with us, and thank you for your support of our work (and this beautiful, complicated and resilient city) these past 10 years. We look forward to the next decade of Baltimore’s evolution, and covering your role in it.

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