BmorePipeline, Baltimore’s entry into Code for America’s “Race for Reuse” contest, has won the Engagement Award with the support of 80 local editors contributing over 150 wiki pages — all with the goal of laying out a resource for high school students to understand what their local tech industry looks like.
The pipeline is a metaphor that allows us to think about how to get our best resource — our students — from where they are to where they can create the innovations of tomorrow.
As Digital Harbor Foundation co executive director Andrew Coy noted:
Pipelines were absolutely essential pieces of infrastructure during the industrial revolution. They were the most efficient and effective way to transfer fuel from where it was in abundance to where it was needed most. Today’s economy, however, needs something more than just an infrastructure that transfers a commodity — it needs a system to transfer knowledge and experience. It needs a system where one generation inspires the next generation by fostering innovation, tech advancement, and entrepreneurship. It is a long journey from the classroom to the economy and students need real mentors along the way. That is what BmorePipeline is in the business of delivering.