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RealLIST Engineers 2021: Which influential technologists deserve kudos?'s third annual, newsroom-curated list is honoring community members who show technical aptitude, community leadership and collaborative practices. Tell us: Who's "real" in your network?

Some of DC's 2019 RealLIST Engineers. (Photo by Sam Markowitz)
It’s time again to honor the most influential software engineers in your local tech community.

Part of’s RealLIST series, the RealLIST Engineers lists are newsroom-curated roundups of influential developers and other technologists. The goal is to highlight meaningful contributors to product development and solving the technical challenges at their workplaces who are also committed to bettering their local tech communities.

Across our markets, we highlighted 125 pros in 2019 and 2020. They’re mentors, meetup organizers, company leaders and much more. Check out our 2019 honorees in PhillyBaltimore and DC, and our 2020 honorees in PhillyBaltimoreDC and Delaware.

The RealLIST Engineers is returning for 2021, and we want your nominations for these as well as our newest market, Pittsburgh. We’re looking to include those who not only commit code, but solve problems and build solutions — and who go above and beyond to guide the next generation of technologists. We’ll aim to include both those who are established and below the radar.

Below, tell us who you think should be on this year’s RealLIST. Submissions will be vetted by a panel of technologists as well as the newsroom. Multiple nominations will not increase the likelihood of being included. You can nominate yourself, as well as anyone you nominated last year who didn’t make the final list.

Nominations close Wednesday, Sept. 15. We’ll announce the 2021 RealLIST Engineers in October.

Nominate a technologist for RealLIST Engineers 2021

P.S. To stay better connected to your local tech community, join us on the Slack. We’re also looking for feedback via our community survey: How can we do a better job informing you about what’s happening in the tech economies of Baltimore, Philly, DC, Delaware and Pittsburgh?

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