2018: The Year In Review

Season's Greatings
Season’s Greatings

WASHINGTONBDPA Members and bdpatoday staffers have compiled thousands of photos, videos, vignettes, and community-based tech and media campaigns over the past 40 years.

bdpatoday | December 2018As 2018 closes, the following reference links are provided to share part of a much larger story. This special photo edition of bdpatoday for December 2018 also is available to highlight a few notable success stories from earlier in the year.

2018 Photos | The Year in Review


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Cover photo:  Technical professionals, program managers, and inclusion council participants from Deloitte attend #BDPACON18 to deliver keynote addresses and technical presentations to industry for government executives, college professors, and student teams attending #BDPACON18.

  1. Black Girls Code (BGC) appear on ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA)
  2. From mainframe computers circa 1978 when National BDPA was founded, to today’s software-defined high performance computing (HPC) ecosystems , “I.T.” is still “data processing” — Happy 40th Anniversary BDPA-DC!
  3. NASA OPSPARC finalists receive new tablets from BDPA during 2018’s Earth Day Tech Summit in Washington, D.C.
  4. In 2018, we learned why the NAACP wanted to boycott some of your favorite social media platforms
  5. Top coders from BDPA’s regional competitions advanced to #BDPACON18, National BDPA’s High School Coding Competition (HSCC) and final scholarship rounds
  6. Where are they now — who remembers BDPA’s young coder and HSCC alumna from South Carolina who won a full Naval ROTC Scholarship to Duke University almost 10 years ago? (Hint: #BDPACON19 | See her story now on PTTV)


Join. Renew. Update membership profiles. Start a new BDPA Chapter with your school or ERG. Co-sponsor a coding team. Bring young coders with you to attend #BDPACON19 in Atlanta! — BDPA.org.