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Technically Baltimore: How a shipping container is connecting strangers around the world

Technically Baltimore: How a shipping container is connecting strangers around the world

A hackathon set to be held next week is bringing together students and medical workers in Baltimore and Gaza City.

It won’t involve travel. Instead, the key to link lies within a gold shipping container.

Known as Portals, the retired cargo transport vessels allow groups of people from different sides of the world to sit down for a conversation.

CBS: A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal

CBS: A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal

It’s a unique way to connect with people around the world, and it’s now here in Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership debuts the city’s first portal as a chance to interact with someone face-to-face in real time, even if they’re in another country.

Baltimore Magazine: Baltimore Portal Aims to Connect Locals with Strangers Around the World

Baltimore Magazine: Baltimore Portal Aims to Connect Locals with Strangers Around the World

Just before lunchtime, as foot traffic outside of Lexington Market reaches its peak, regulars are raising their eyebrows—stopping to stare at a massive gold shipping container that has been positioned outside of the main entrance.