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This Week in Jobs: Kanye Farms Edition

Jobs, awards and biodynamic sweet potatoes.

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

All of the Ripe Tomatoes

Kanye and Kim Kardashian West are apparently seeking harder, better, faster, stronger crop yields: The superstar couple is reportedly expanding its sprawling California ranch to include a private farm. We’ll see whether the move signals that Kimye is now joining the ranks of uber-rich survivalists, or if they’re simply seeking the pleasures of home-grown produce. But while they’re (gold) digging for potatoes, here’s hoping some of the harvest makes its way to Kanye’s famed Sunday Service show — sad pancakes and cold sausage at the VIP “brunchella” spurred one fan to proclaim she decidedly did not love it.

The News

No quarterly earnings reports, no fanciful valuations, no VC overlords — a pair of software developers in Glen Arm have managed to bootstrap their way to 1 million users without any outside investment. TeamGantt, which has developed project management software based around so-called Gantt charts, started out building software for a local roofing company, but soon went full-time — and all-in — to launch a product it realized would fill a lucrative gap in the market. Through self-funding and digital marketing, it’s gone from two employees to nearly two dozen — and now counts Amazon, Nike, Disney and Netflix among its clients.

It’s awards season: The Awards are coming to Mindspace DC on Dec. 18, and you’re invited. Join as it honors the DMV tech glitterati who are making a difference, from the 12 technologists being crowned the inaugural RealLIST Engineers, to the winners of seven award categories. Tickets are on sale now. (Psst, if you’re a nominee or honoree, look in your inbox for a ticket code.) You may not need a tux, but be sure to bring business cards — this is a networking opportunity you won’t want to miss.

The Jobs



  • SmartLogic in Baltimore is hiring a Chief of Staff to work directly with and provide strategic and tactical support to the CEO.
  • 14 West is seeking an F5 Engineer to join its Infrastructure team in Baltimore
  • LawIQ, which delivers business intelligence analytics, data and customer-driven research content and advisory content to the energy and financial sectors, is looking for a Software Engineer in Hunt Valley.
  • Fastspot in Baltimore is hiring a Digital Project Manager.


The End

We’re looking forward to seeing if Kimye adopts organic or even biodynamic farming practices — unless, of course, they insist we can’t tell them nothing about non-sustainable agriculture.

See you next week.

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