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Baltimore Women in Tech Micro Grant Program increases funding, reach in second year

Baltimore Women in Tech Micro Grant Program increases funding, reach in second year
Organized by SmartLogic, the program provided grants to help eight efforts grow in 2018. Here's how one program took the initial funding for one event and continued the work.

With Bold Yellow joining as a sponsor, the program upped available funding in 2018, and also raised the maximum amount of funding available to $1,500.The Baltimore Women in Tech Micro Grant program returned for its second year in 2018, providing more than $7,500 in grant funding to eight projects.Keene reported the following figures from the program’s impact report: We’ve highlighted several projects throughout the year, including a panel discussion on The State of Black Women in Tech and the public-facing  Nonument::McKeldin Fountain.The program, which is organized by Canton software development firm SmartLogic, provides funds to women-led efforts that serve as an entry point and provide support to women in the local tech community.

drone workshop with Global Air Media , support for the Decode Me Space Classroom and Mentor Fund, an event exploring the intersection of technology, art and activism from Fight Blight Baltimore and trips to local tech companies from Girls Who Code.We The Rosies  assembled a new sculpture of Rosie the Riveter from 3D printed parts, drawing participation from Mythbusters’ Adam Savage .

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