Achieving  Community & Corporate Growth

 Virtual Career Fair 

Cyber + IT Virtual Career Fair  Register Here •  Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Open To Technologists Across All Industries


Calling all tech professionals looking for a meaningful new role or to shift your career – Northern Virginia businesses want to hire you! Network and interview with 50 leading companies in Northern Virginia actively hiring for thousands of IT and cybersecurity roles at this virtual event.

Employers are hiring for all experience levels in IT and cybersecurity across the government, IT, finance, defense, renewable energy and healthcare sectors and are especially interested in candidates with security clearances (not a requirement)!

Don’t miss the opportunity to make meaningful connections and advance your career all from the comfort of your home! 

Corporate Champions and Mission Partners:  Visit bdpadc.org/partners

Announcing BDPACon22 in Atlanta!  •  August 18-20, 2022

44th Annual Technology Conference  •  2022 STEM & Cyber Career Expo  • Powered by National BDPA

corpsales@bdpa.org  •  fedsales@bdpadc.org  •  Host BDPA Chapter: BDPA Atlanta



Announcing CyberEarth22 •  April 21-23, 2022

6th Annual Earth Day Tech Summit  •  2022 STEM & Cyber Virtual Earth Day Expos  

Climate Challenges and the Metaverse

Corporate Champions and Mission Partners:  Visit bdpadc.org/partners

Contact: corpsales@bdpa.org  •  fedsales@bdpadc.org  •  Host BDPA Chapter: BDPA DC


OCTO-H.O.P.E. Information Technology Summit  •  Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Save The Date H.O.P.E. Project DC Annual I.T. Summit

Host Chapters and Mission Partners:

OCTO, BDPA DC, BDPA NoVA, H.O.P.E. Project DC, bdpatoday, and HBCU/MIs with participating JROTC Units. 

Corporate Champions and Mission Partners:  Visit bdpadc.org/partners


CODING, VR, and GAMING Virtual Season Kickoff  •  Saturday, January 8th, 2022
National Capital Region • Youth Technology Program

Host Chapters and Mission Partners:

BDPA DC, BDPA NoVA, H.O.P.E. Project DC, bdpatoday, and HBCU/MIs with participating JROTC Units. Beginning December 1st, 2021, register students, coaches, and chaperons for Spring 2022. Visit: dchscc.org 

Corporate Champions and Mission Partners:  Visit bdpadc.org/partners


OCTO STEAM EXPO  •  Saturday, December 4th 2021
Science • Technology • Engineering • Arts • Mathematics

Host BDPA Chapters: BDPA DC, BDPA NoVA, and H.O.P.E. Project DC


Small Business Saturday  •  November 27, 2021
Host BDPA Chapters: BDPA-DC & BDPA NoVA

Did you know local BDPA Chapter grants and subcontracts help buy these products or services?


International High Performance Computing Conference  •  November 14-19, 2021
Host BDPA Chapter: BDPA St. Louis, 2021's National High School Coding Championship Team


Partner and Sponsor Exascale Day Events every October with BDPA!
#DCTech — email your Host BDPA Chapter to engage: events@bdpadc.org

An In-Person and Virtual Hybrid Event   •   Host BDPA Chapter: BDPA DC

Air Force HBCU MSI Initiative Collider

BDPA Mourns the loss of JC

Johnathan "JC" Christopher LeGrant
February 16, 1999 ~ July 27, 2021


JC, a member of BDPA-DC's 2014 National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship coding team, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. His family's page is linked here for support, memories, and celebrations of his life.


BDPA's 5th Annual Earth Day Tech Summit (Virtual)

was held April 22-24, 2021  #CyberEarth21 •  View this season's sessions on PTTV

Earth Day Playlist  •  Popular Technology TV  •  Archives












#CyberEarth22 is April 20-22, 2022. Call for Presenters, Student "SMART City" Projects, and Co-Sponsored Webinars. Email topics, content, or videos to: events@bdpadc.org.   Pre-recorded STEM, Cybersecurity, or Smart City presentations welcomed before April 14, 2022 for next  year's Earth Day Tech Summit events.   


BDPA-DC in partnership with the H.O.P.E. Project receives new Community Skills Grant from Microsoft


I.T. certification training and prep with job placement  ITF+  A+  Network+  Security+


Photo credit: H.O.P.E. Project DMV/CC-Prep


IT programs across the National Capital Region are popular among students in the District hoping to enter IT fields. Microsoft and CompTIA certifications are among top credentials in the District that do not require a college degree to enter entry level IT roles or some STEM positions. According to Glassdoor.com, average entry-level salaries are trending north of $40,000 per year, slightly more for credentialed IT employees.  Above, District residents attendI.T. Career Info-Sessions at Community College Preparatory Academy (CC-Prep).


Microsoft is working with nonprofits to ensure every person has the skills, knowledge, and opportunity they need to succeed in the digital economy. Contact our teams: grants@bdpadc.org for stronger up-skilling partnerships with BDPA and the H.O.P.E. Project to develop new grant programs. Review developing success stories bdpatoday.com.

National Capital Region SITES Programs and Innovation Summits

Student Information Technology, Education, and Scholarship  www.dchscc.org

Contact our teams: hscc@bdpadc.org before June 30, 2021 to co-sponsor, support, or engage with upcoming summer and fall 2021 back-to-school and career-day events!   


Tech Careers in Northern Virginia!
Post updated resumes to BDPA's new career portal  https://careers.bdpa.org 


Special IT Summit and TECH and CAREER Talk guests included BDPA Founders and National BDPA's President.  Read more . . .


View full story from Saturday 12.05.20  Available now at bdpatoday.com 


New!  I.T. Training and Certification Scholarships

For HBCU Seniors, HBCU STEM graduates, or BDPA Student Members

View full story from Friday 10.30.20  Available now at bdpatoday.com 


BDPA-DC earns new Best Buy

grant to expand regional

Tablets For Teens initiatives 



Webinar recorded Saturday 11.14.20 10:00 AM ET  Now available on PTTV 


Webinar recorded Saturday 11.07.20 10:00 AM ET  Now available on PTTV 


Webinar recorded Saturday 10.24.20 10:00 AM ET  Now available on PTTV 

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 Webinar recorded Saturday 10.17.20 10:00 AM ET  Now available on PTTV 


HOPE Project DMV Reaches 10-Year Milestone in TECH

BDPA @ 45


National BDPA

Champions!  DC Coding Team Captures 2019 National HSCC Title

2019 National HSCC Coding Champions

National HSCC 2019 Coding Champions honored during annual

TECH & Media community awards ceremony closing a powerful decade! 

bdpatoday photo  © 2019 by Evan Carter 


National BDPA supports and co-sponsors CYBER and STEM engagements with local JROTC units. 


BDPA, NSBE, and HBCU Alumni attend CES 2020

Visit bdpatoday.com for these and related success stories.

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Why join BDPA?


HOPE Project DMV

bdpatoday | Womens History Month Edition


BDPA Members! View, download, or print your latest edition available on line at bdpatoday.com.   


Discover some of the consumer technology industry's latest innovations in tech, cyber, automated vehicles, and Smart City initiatives.


bdpatoday | Black History Month Edition


BDPA Members! View, download, or print your latest edition available on line at bdpatoday.com.   


Discover new technology and cyber initiatives or related legislation that may impact investments, community engagements, STEM Programs, or fund local BDPA SITES Programs.



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Presentations + Testimonials

Professional Development Programs

TECH Meet-Ups & Summits


National Capital

Region Engagements

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Youth Coding and Technology Programs

2020 HSCC Trifold


High School Coding Competitions

Download your local BDPA Chapter's flyer for participation and strategic partnerships


Neighborhood Engagements


Dr. DaNa L. Carlis

Apr 20, 2020

Virtual Earth Day Tech Summit 2020

View on PTTV  → #CyberEarth2020

Apr 20, 2019

Earth Day Tech Summit 2019


BDPA’s annual Earth Day Tech Summit, #CyberEarth19, was presented in Washington, D.C. to Industry, BDPA Members, Student Members, parents, and regional high school coding competition (HSCC) team leaders during Earth Day weekend. Dr. DaNa Carlis (left), Meteorologist, Mathematician, and Program Manager at NOAA was this year's featured presenter.

Earth Day Tech Summit 2019

Neighborhood Engagements



Apr 20, 2018

Earth Day Tech Summit 2018

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  • #CyberEarth18 presenters and mission-partners included AWS, FEMA, MMTC, IBM, In3DC, and Wells Fargo 


Tablets for Teens

Mobile App Development


Tablets For Teens


Mobile Apps and Tablets for JrDevs

Our Tablets for Teens (T4T) initiative provides new mobile learning and application development platforms to students participating in the following programs. 

  • BDPA Mobile App Showcase

  • BDPA IT Showcase

  • BDPA Regional or National HSCCs

  • Hack-A-Thons


Additional information and partnerships are available by visiting:  tabletsforteens.org .​


Tech Partnerships with Academia

Welcome Reception


Sep 20, 2017

Industry Welcome Reception @ for Bowie State at Holland & Knight LLP


Government Relations

U.S. Congress and BDPA

U.S. Capitol

CBC TECH 2020 

In May 2015, the Congressional Black Caucus launched CBC TECH 2020 to bring together the best minds in the tech, non-profit, education and public sectors to chart a path forward to increase African American inclusion at all levels of the technology industry.

National BDPA's plan is linked below.


Government Relations

BDPA in Annapolis


Feb 20, 2019

CWDP | Senate Bill 615, signed in May 2018 by Governor Hogan, became law on July 1st. The bill established the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program (CWDP) at multiple Maryland institutions of higher education. SB 432 expands CWDP to include additional schools and  organizations.

BDPA-DC Supports SB 432 @ Maryland General Assembly


Government Relations

BDPA in Annapolis


​Feb 15, 2018

ACCESS | The Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide Act of 2018

BDPA-DC Supports HB 350 @ Maryland General Assembly


 Community Relations

H.O.P.E. Tech Summit


Oct 1, 2016

BDPA-DC at H.O.P.E. Project DMV's IT Summit and Town Hall


 Community Relations

Patriots Cyber Awards


May 20, 2015
BDPA-DC attends Patriots Technology Training Centers (PTTC) 5th Annual Cyber Security Awards Dinner


Defense and National Security Engagements

Cyber Warfare and C4ISR


National BDPA's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) programs are successfully executed with mission partners and participating local BDPA Chapters. These integrated project teams are dedicated to ensuring BDPA Members, Start-Ups, Small Businesses, and Department of Defense (DoD) workforce candidates are aligned to effectively and efficiently meet or exceed future force and National Security Innovation Base requirements. 


International and National Engagements



August 20-22, 2020

The City of Atlanta will host #BDPACon21 and National BDPA's annual international Technology Conference and Career Expo next year. This year's venue will be a 100% Virtual BDPA2020 experience.


National BDPA celebrates its 45th year! This 42nd gathering and conference of Coders, Data Scientists, Developers, Gamers, Hackers, Interns, Professors, Software Engineers, and Systems Engineers features an IT Showcase, a Mobile App Showcase, and the National BDPA High School Coding Competition (HSCC).


Deloitte's ERG Team (right photo) with BDPA during BDPACon18.  © 2018 bdpatoday 


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