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Baltimore’s tech future on display at DHF’s 2nd anniversary showcase

The Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) is training the next generation of technology professionals one student at a time.

It began in January 2013, when DHF took an about-to-be-closed South Baltimore recreation center and put an innovative twist on it. What they created was a tech center—a maker space for Baltimore youth to explore their interests and talents in technology, while receiving the guidance necessary for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) growth.

Web development, 3D printing, and mobile app creation are only a few of the topics explored at the DHF tech center. And with a “pay what you can” price tag, students are able to participate in programs during the school year and throughout the summer.

Providing a tech center not only helps students develop Digital Age skills – something they may not learn during their daily school lessons – but also creates a healthy workforce for the future of Baltimore City. By offering mentored training, DHF is generating educated workers to fill future jobs in the ever-changing economy.

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The Digital Harbor Foundation will host its 2nd Anniversary Showcase on Thursday, January 15. Show your support for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs by attending the showcase, interacting with the students, witnessing their accomplishments, and celebrating two years of dedicated, hard work by the foundation.

“Our 2nd Anniversary Showcase is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the amazing Baltimore youth in our programs and see first-hand the technology projects they have created,” said Andrew Coy, Executive Director of the Digital Harbor Foundation. “Additionally, we are excited to announce a new initiative that will open up even more opportunities for educators and students across the country!”

If you’re interested in a sneak peek of the event, look no further. DBED is partnering with DHF to offer a Showcase Preview on Tuesday, January 13. Connect with the students as they take over our @MDBiz Twitter account from 3-5PM. Send us your questions and tune in to see what this year’s showcase has to offer!

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