WASHINGTON — National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPAdc.org) is hosting an evening of professional networking and Holiday Soirée with Tech Industry executives on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Samsung Electronics Executive Briefing Center, 700 PENN S.E., Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
This year’s annual Tech & Media Reception, Community Technology Awards, and Holiday Soirée is co-hosted by Samsung Electronics. In closing out this exciting decade, the association is honoring the region’s High School Computer Competition (HSCC) national coding championship team (above), celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Washington Informer, and celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the H.O.P.E. Project DMV.
2019 Community and Technology Award Winners
2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher, The Washington Informer
- Larry Irving, Internet Hall of Fame Inductee
- Valerie L. Thomas, NASA Inventor and Data Analyst
2019 Industry Sponsor of the Year
- Best Buy
Developer + Career Programs
2019 Community Service Award
2019 Member of the Year
- Terry Wilson-Brox, KPMG
Tech ‘Team Mom‘ for 2019 National HSCC Coding Champions
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).
2019 Entrepreneur of the Year
- Ron Hamm , President, HCG
Government Relations (GovRel) contributor to bdpatoday
2019 President’s Technical Career Awards
- Anu Fomengia
- Dernard Hawkins
- Lynette Hinton
- Sedley Randolph
- Phyllis Ussery
- Brittany Walker
Since 1975, BDPA’s mission sets continue to pay it forward into its fifth (5G) decade to bridge application development, cybersecurity, information technology (IT), and telecommunications competency gaps between Industry, Academia, governments and traditionally underserved communities.
Local BDPA Chapter goals across the National Capital Region (NCR) are set forth to provide access to technology and career training programs. Events with regional sponsors and mission partners include educational outreach programs for professionals, junior developers (Jr. Devs), young adults, and youth technology programs across the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (DMV) in direct support of economic development, technology inclusion, and workforce development initiatives.
Reservations for this year’s reception and BDPA Professional Membership drives for 2020 remain open until Monday, November 18, 2019. Discover more by visiting the trade association’s landing pages, publications, and archives → https://bdpadc.org