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Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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This free training course aims to help unemployed Marylanders gain IT skills software development

Aug. 3, 2020 7:10 am

This free training course aims to help unemployed Marylanders gain IT skills

CompTIA and EARN Maryland put together a new course that preps for three skills in demand: remote tech support, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
Software dev shop SmartLogic is donating funds to these 13 Black-led orgs in Baltimore and DC civic

Jun. 23, 2020 9:04 am

Software dev shop SmartLogic is donating funds to these 13 Black-led orgs in Baltimore and DC

Since it was initially announced, the funding pool for local social justice-minded organizations increased to $13,000.
There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months growth

Jun. 18, 2020 9:04 am

There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months

Here's a look at recent changes to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and some updates on a couple other small business aid programs.
PwC’s contact-tracing app aims to help its employees safely return to work during the pandemic software development

Jun. 12, 2020 10:05 am

PwC’s contact-tracing app aims to help its employees safely return to work during the pandemic

Here's how the professional services company is putting products to work for reopening.
What Zentail’s data shows about pandemic price gouging on Amazon growth

Apr. 3, 2020 3:12 pm

What Zentail’s data shows about pandemic price gouging on Amazon

The Columbia company looked at price spikes for essential items over the last month.
How global tumult can impact early-stage startup investment growth

Mar. 20, 2020 11:36 am

How global tumult can impact early-stage startup investment

Fulton, Maryland-based cyber startup foundry DataTribe released a new analysis showing that investment activity was trending down in uncertain times, even before COVID-19. Here's a look at what that means for deals locally.
The life sciences industry has posted gains in the DMV. Here’s what it will mean for jobs growth

Mar. 13, 2020 2:45 pm

The life sciences industry has posted gains in the DMV. Here’s what it will mean for jobs

The collective activity of Baltimore, the Maryland suburbs, D.C. and Northern Virginia has already identified a name: the BioHealth Capital Region. Here's a look at how regional growth is creating a demand for jobs in the field — and it's not just Ph.D.s.
5 tips on getting started as an investor from Revolution’s David Hall growth

Mar. 6, 2020 2:49 pm

5 tips on getting started as an investor from Revolution’s David Hall

Hall is managing partner of the D.C.-based firm's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, which looks beyond New York and Silicon Valley to invest in startups. On a recent episode of the podcast "Off the Sidelines," he shared some key insights on getting involved in early-stage investing.
Kroger is bringing a robot-powered grocery fulfillment center to Maryland growth

Jan. 27, 2020 2:09 pm

Kroger is bringing a robot-powered grocery fulfillment center to Maryland

The chain is teaming with online grocery retailer Ocado to set up an automated warehouse in Frederick, Maryland. The hub will serve Mid-Atlantic cities, including D.C.
Columbia-based Unleashed Technologies acquired by Linc Partners growth

Jan. 22, 2020 7:49 am

Columbia-based Unleashed Technologies acquired by Linc Partners

It's the first outside investment for the 13-year-old web dev and design firm, now looking to grow but remain in Maryland.

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