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

We said it last year and it is still true now: While it is tempting to announce the New Year as a saving grace, many of the challenges of 2020 will linger until 2022. But there are also signs of progress.

Last week the United States saw the worst influx of COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic. Encouragingly, however, the FDA has authorized the vaccine for children. Fewer than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy in December, but the unemployment rate peaked weak pandemic. And while businesses are closing for a “Pause“Has become a code for their employees to come out with the coronavirus, the majority of business leaders are … optimistic?”

As we approach a third full year of the pandemic, all of these topics will be integrated into’s regular reporting in 2022. They will also feature prominently in the reporting of our editorial calendar themes.

The Editorial Calendar is a series of reports with monthly themes relevant to our niche group of readers. The idea is to give our journalists the opportunity to dig deeper into 12 topics of interest to local technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators (while maintaining our regular diversity of coverage).

The first standing: Startup Health Month.

In January, we want to hear from founders who have learned from both success and failure: when should you keep building and when is it time to pivot, give up, or bring in people more experienced than you to take your business to the next phase? What’s the best way to finance a start-up, and is regulatory crowdfunding really the next big thing?

We also publish summaries of startup-boosting events and resources, analysis of the economic outlook reports, and a deeper look at healthy hiring practices and culture when you’re growing fast.

All of this is directly linked to our next 2022 editions of our RealLIST startups, following the most promising tech startups in Philly, Baltimore, DC, Delaware and Pittsburgh. We are not asking for formal nominations this year, but if you have an idea for a startup that we should consider, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And now, check out’s full editorial calendar for 2022. Broadly speaking, these topics cover business trends, technologist professional development, and workplace culture, keeping an eye out for how each is evolving in the world. an unprecedented moment in history:

January – Health of startups

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

February – What the local means now

  • Does where we work still matter? How are city centers recovering or not from the economic setbacks caused by the pandemic? How have technological encounters changed? Is every fully remote tech company a loss to other residents?
  • Plus, wait for our coworking guides to return.

March – The future of the Internet

  • How do we build a connective, social and decentralized web? What aspects of Web3 (including NFT, DeFi, and cryptocurrency) are here to stay? How real will the Metaverse get?

April – Cybersecurity

  • What drives the national need for cyber professionals? What are the latest safety skills demanded by local employers – and how can technologists develop them? How can data management be better adopted by technologists and non-technologists?

May – Tech Mafias

  • Which founders started influential companies that spawned others by going public and creating wealth for employees, creating new technology, or encouraging entrepreneurship in their own ranks? How can local economies support startups’ flywheels? When is the best time for an employee to become a founder and how should he do it?
  • Additionally, look for the 2022 edition of’s annual report RealLIST Connectors follow the most connected members of the technological community in each of our markets.

June – Racial Equity in Tech

  • What work is being done to increase access and representation for people who have been historically excluded from local technological economies? What progress has been made on the many public funding or diversity commitments made by companies over the past two years? Who are the hidden characters who have done the job from the start? (The latter is inspired by generosity own Month of hidden digits from February 2021.)

July – Technical education

  • What local computer programs, bootcamps, and the like best prepare junior developers for successful technology careers? How do employers view the minimum requirements for tech applicants? What entry points should exist, but do not yet exist for entry level roles?
  • Additionally, look for an update to’s annual local bootcamp guides.

August – Digital infrastructure

  • What have been the effects of the federal legislature aimed at expanding digital access at the local level? What is the future of the Internet of Things and 5G? What physical infrastructure is still needed to bring access to neighboring rural areas?

September – Software trends

  • Which programming languages ​​are the most popular, most needed, and most anticipated? What is the future of the cloud, application building and software development without code? What cool development projects are the local pros working on?
  • Additionally, look for the 2022 edition of’s annual report RealLIST engineers track down the most influential technologists in each of our markets.

October – Tech + Government

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

November – How I got here

  • What non-traditional paths have led to successful technology careers? What are the latest trends in skills and wages? How can junior developers get mentorship from more experienced technologists?

December – Technology of the future

  • Who is locally developing the next wave of robotics, climate technology, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and tech that we haven’t even heard of yet? What does increased automation mean for tech jobs? According to futurists, what does our 2023 collective look like?
  • Also, look for the 2022 edition of the annual price Honor influential leaders, companies that change and innovative technology products that improve communities.


Many of them follow a similar line: helping you do your job better. You can expect a handful of profiles on the people who do the most in these industries, guest articles from relevant experts, and a slew of reports on trends, challenges and solutions. We will publish both the explanations reported and the points of view of the community.

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