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.
Use our global registration portal to apply for Full or Student BDPA memberships by joining local BDPA Chapters. Add exciting STEM, social responsibility, or community technology projects to your resume.
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Local and Regional
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.
DevOps + Mobile Apps
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. → bdpa.org