2018: The Year In Review

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


Clockwise from top left:

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.


Author: bdpatoday

BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over 40 years ago in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development in underserved communities for those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries. bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is a monthly serial periodical published in Washington, D.C. by participating local BDPA Chapters of National BDPA (NBDPA) within their respective media markets by local chapter Communications Committees. bdpatoday is emailed to BDPA members, BDPA corporate sponsors, or electronically delivered to BDPA Chapters and Chapter Interest Groups (CIGs) via social media as a benefit of membership. Popular Technology TV (PTTV) features the latest TECH-Inclusion innovations and multimedia STEM programming content produced for video streams and television programs by Industry with bdpatoday and National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter for general audiences.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: