Startup health, software trends and the future of local: Check out’s 2022 editorial calendar

We said it last year and it’s still true now: While it’s tempting to herald the New Year as a saving grace, many of the challenges of 2020 will continue into 2022. But there are also signs of progress.

Last week, the United States had the worst wave of COVID-19 cases of all the pandemic. However, it is encouraging that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed the vaccine to be given to children. Less than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy in December – but the unemployment rate is at an epidemic low. And while companies closing their doors to “break” have become a symbol because their employees are out of the coronavirus, the majority of business owners are…optimistic?

As we approach the third full year of the epidemic, all of these topics will be integrated into it’s Regular reports in 2022. They will also feature prominently in reports on our editorial calendar topics. Editorial Calendar is a series of monthly reports that are relevant to our specialized group of readers. The idea is to give our journalists a chance to delve into 12 topics of interest to local technologists, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and innovators (while maintaining our regular diversity of coverage).

O no: Startup Health Month.

This January, we’d like to hear from founders who have learned from both success and failure: When to keep building, and when to focus, give up, or bring in people more experienced than you to lead your company to its stage. next ? What is the best way to fund a startup, and is crowdfunding regulatory really the next big thing?

We also publish reports on startup promotion events and resources, analyzes of reports on the economic outlook, and a close look at healthy hiring practices and culture as they grow rapidly.

It all correlates directly with our upcoming annual releases of 2022 RealLIST Startups, tracking the most promising tech startups in Philly, Baltimore, DC, Delaware and Pittsburgh. We are not soliciting official nominations this year, but if you have an idea for a startup we should consider, please contact us.

And now, check out’s full 2022 editorial calendar. In general, these topics cover business trends, the professional development of technologists and workplace culture, with an emphasis on how each has changed at an unprecedented moment in history:

January – Startup Health

  • When should a founder become CEO? What alternative methods of financing new businesses, such as crowdfunding regulation, contribute to longevity? How have companies that received Paycheck Protection Program funding performed since the 2020 recession?

February – What does local mean now

  • Does our workplace still matter? How are city centers recovering from the economic setbacks caused by the pandemic – or not? How have technical meetings changed? Is every remote tech company a loss for other residents?
  • Additionally, look for the return of our co-working guides.

March – The future of the Internet

  • How do we build a network, social, decentralized? What aspects of Web3 (including NFTs, DeFi, and cryptocurrencies) are there to stay? How real metaverse will become?

April – Cyber ​​Security

  • What is driving the nationwide need for cyber professionals? What are the latest security skills that local employers demand – and how can technologists develop them? How can data care be better embraced by technologists and non-technologists alike?

May – Tech Mafia

  • Who are the founders who started influential companies that spawn others by going public and creating wealth for employees, shortening new technology, or encouraging entrepreneurship within their ranks? How can local economies support startup flywheels? What is the best time for an employee to become a founder, and how do they do it?
  • Plus, look out for the 2022 edition of’s annual RealLIST Connectors Keep track of the most connected tech community members in each of our markets.

June – Racial equality in technology

  • What work is being done to increase access and representation for people who have historically been excluded from local technology economies? What progress has been made in public funding or the many diversity pledges companies have made in the past two years? Who are the hidden characters that do this job all the time? (The latter is inspired by The vineyard King Hidden Characters Month from February 2021.)

July – Technology Education

  • What local computer science programs, boot camps, and other similar programs are best for junior developers for successful tech careers? How do employers think about minimum requirements for technology candidates? What entry points should exist, but not yet exist for entry level roles?
  • Additionally, look for an update to’s annual local bootcamp guides.

August – Digital Infrastructure

  • What are the implications of the federal legislature aiming to expand digital access locally? What is the future of the Internet of Things and 5G? What physical infrastructure is still required to access nearby rural areas?

September – Software Trends

  • What are the most popular, wanted and expected programming languages? What is the future of the cloud, building apps and developing software without code? What great development projects are local professionals working on?
  • Plus, look out for the 2022 edition of’s annual RealList Engineers Track the most influential technologists in each of our markets.

October – Tech + Government

  • As we approach the midterm elections, how are local, state, and federal governments using technology to better serve their constituents? How are entrepreneurs involved in public-private partnerships? What are the latest trends in civilian hacking?

November – How did you get here

  • What unconventional paths have led to successful tech jobs? What are the latest skill trends and salaries? How can novice developers secure mentorship from more experienced technicians?

December – future technology

  • Who is locally developing the next wave of robotics, climate technology, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and technology we haven’t heard about yet? What does increased automation mean for technical jobs? What do futurists say our 2023 collegiate looks like?
  • Additionally, look out for the annual 2022 edition Technical Awards Honoring influential leaders, companies making change, and innovative technology products that make communities better.


Many of these follow a similar line: helping you do your job better. You can expect a few profiles of people doing the most in these sectors, guest posts from relevant experts, and a full range of reports on trends, challenges, and solutions. We will publish both the reported commentators and the community’s views.

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Note: Here’s how 2021 themes will look:

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