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BDPA of Washington, D.C. Greater Metropolitan Area (BDPA-DC) is an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity serving its community as an industry trade association. A not-for-profit organization, BDPA-DC was founded by Norman Mays in 1978 and chartered by National BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA).   Industry and local BDPA Chapter success stories are curated online by bdpatoday.



The association's mission to bridge digital divides across cyber security, information technology (IT) and telecommunications competency gaps spans 40+ years. BDPA-DC's projects across the National Capital Region support career development and economic development through well blended and tailored series of student programs, industry outreach, community relations, and legislative affairs primarily for urban and underserved communities. 


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Coding + Cyber Competitions

For over 35 years, National BDPA's Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) programs include local BDPA Chapters and Industry mission-partners who sponsor or co-host annual training programs, hack-a-thons, coding competitions, and regional innovation summits.

Registration information and participation landing pages for National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter are provided using this link.  →  | Archived photos → view on Pinterest

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I.T. Showcase Competitions

National BDPA's local programs are designed to expose youth and   young adults to computing or advanced coding concepts for new Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, DevOps, or   Quantum Computing initiatives while providing hands-on training and expertise to design and develop new applications. BDPA Chapters participate in regional competitions throughout the country to further prepare students for national competitions. Each BDPA chapter is able to send one team of students to National BDPA's Technology Conference.

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On behalf of BDPA and the BDPA Atlanta Technology Foundation, our teams are glad to introduce you to a review of events recently shared during our 45th Annual BDPA National Conference in Atlanta Georgia! We were very excited to meet those from academia, government and industry who joined us in Atlanta, and look forward to our time together again next August in Atlanta, GA during BDPACON24. Consistent with our BDPACON23 theme, "Future Now", we offered a range of relevant topics, including sharing lessons of technical thought leadership, exploring techniques to succeed in emerging technology, highlighting the important models of talent development, as well as Black entrepreneurship in tech, just to name a few. Thank you for joining us in Atlanta to empower others. Together, we continue to expand greater opportunities for technology professionals and students in artificial intelligence (Ai), data science, gamification, high performance computing (HPC), and robotics, to effect positive change from the classroom to the boardroom. As we continue our journeys toward our 50th anniversary in 2025, we look forward to seeing you next August! Stay connected. Visit and ___________________ #Atlanta #BDPA #BDPACON #BDPACON23 #BDPACON24 #bdpatoday #BETF #BATF #SITES #HSCC #ITshowcase #MobileAppShowcase #technology #computer #cyber #career #conference #coding #competition #DataScience #CloudAcademy #CIOpanel #Cybersecurity #workforce #gaming #gamification #eSports #robotics #scholarship #internship
BDPA's National President on Black History Month 2024 - The BDPA Legacy™

BDPA's National President on Black History Month 2024 - The BDPA Legacy™

A bdpatoday® Production National BDPA's President, Perry Carter, delivers a very insightful and inclusive message for Black History Month (BHM) 2024. BDPA™ was founded as "Black Data Processing Associates" and established in 1975 by the late Earl A. Pace Jr. and the late David Wimberly. The two met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss their concerns about minorities in rapidly expanding data processing fields. As an integral part of BDPA's history and growth, "The BDPA Story" was recently published by the late co-founder Earl A. Pace, Jr., Norman Mays, and Kenneth Wilson. It is available today on or during BDPA™ events. "The BDPA Legacy™ " is a new series of soon-to-be-released documentaries, archived programs, shorts, and vignettes curated with mission partners and sponsors from Industry; Academia; Federal, State, Local, Education (Fed/SLED) agencies, and grassroots Non-Profit organizations. Collaboration with other "HIDDEN FIGURE$" across Industry verticals continues to commemorate the Association's unique 50-year history and Golden Anniversary. A new trailer is available on this playlist. BDPACON™, BDPA's 46th annual technology and career conference, returns to Atlanta, Georgia this year from July 31st to August 3rd, 2024, as BDPA™ closes out the Association's fifth decade to launch its next generation in 2025. Discover more by visiting → and
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