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BDPA Meet + Greet (2020 BDPA-STL)

bdpatoday® (ISSN 1946-1429) is a serial periodical published monthly and weekly by participating local BDPA Chapters of National BDPA (NBDPA) within their respective media markets. Launched in May of 2007, content is provided by Industry, Academia, and Governments for BDPA Chapter Communications Committees, HBCU/MIs, and local BDPA Chapter communities. National BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Advertise Upcoming Technology Events With New Mission Partners, Professionals, and Students

  • January—New Technology, Consumer Electronics, and Student IT Education and Scholarships (SITES) Kick-Off events with local BDPA Chapters
  • February—Black History Month (bdpatoday® Special Edition)
  • March—Women’s History Month (bdpatoday® Special Edition)
  • April—Earth Day and AgriTech Summits with regional BDPA Chapters (CyberEarth in Washington, DC and Regional BDPACONs)
  • May—Regional Innovation Summits with HBCUs and local BDPA Chapters
  • June—Juneteenth regional advanced program briefings with Industry (APBI) and I.T. Career Summit 2.0
  • July—Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) R&D regional innovation showcase events with BDPA
  • August—BDPACON annual technology conference and career expo (bdpatoday® Special Edition)
  • September—Government relations and legislative affairs (bdpatoday® Special Edition)
  • October—Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) and Exascale Day (bdpatoday® Special Edition)
  • November—High Performance Computing (HPC) and super-computers
  • December— Workforce Development, Talent Acquisition, New Career Paths, Internships, and “the Year in Review.”

    *Months and dates may vary pending Host BDPA Chapter or HBCU availability, sponsorship levels, and pre-registration confirmations.

Upcoming TECH Events and BDPA Member Engagements

  • H.O.P.E. Project DC IT Summit 2.0 (DMV) April 1, 2023 R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA The H.O.P.E. Project DC IT Summit 2.0 will convene April 1, 2023 for HOPE and BDPA Alumni at DC’s R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center.Powered by Octo Consulting Group, this advanced IT Summit version returns to Washington, D.C. co-hosted by BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (   Topics include: Cybersecurity, Cloud and Edge Computing, IT Project Management, and more.
  • BIT x TECHQUERIA Career Fair April 14, 2023 Register here for your next Career Fair: x TECHQUERIA Career FairThe Blacks In Technology and Techqueria career fair series makes it easy for companies seeking diverse technical talent. Our goal is to help you stand out from the crowd and to shine a spotlight on Black and Latinx talent.Whether you’re looking for your first job in tech,…
  • World Quantum Day April 14, 2023 World Quantum Day is April 14. Scientists working in quantum-related research may get involved in the observance. Here’s how:  ⚛️ Virtually visit a K-12 classroom with the Quantum To-Go program:  ⚛️ Host an in-person or virtual lab tour with the aforementioned Quantum To-Go program.  ⚛️ Submit a classroom activity for teachers to use around the world with the QuanTime…
  • Tech Talk | BDPA + Industry 4.0 April 14, 2023 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm National BDPA Teleconference Tech Talk | BDPA + Industry 4.0National BDPA provides monthly Tech Talks every second and fourth Friday of each month except most Holiday Weekends.Visit National BDPA, Twitter, and local BDPA Chapters in your region for schedules, speakers, dial-in numbers, or for an invitation to present next quarter.
  • 32nd Annual Government Procurement Conference (GPC) April 19, 2023 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA Register here: The Government Procurement Conference (GPC) is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 32nd year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States.Participating firms will have the benefit…
  • Earth Day Tech Summit 2023 April 21, 2023 – April 22, 2023 CyberEarth23 – Visit for upcoming Earth Day technology activities.
  • RSA Conference 2023 April 24, 2023 – April 27, 2023 Register here: For 31 years, RSA Conference (RSAC 2023) has been a driving force behind the world’s cybersecurity agenda. And over that time, we’ve seen the need to expand our mission beyond yearly Conferences. Because cyberthreats are constantly evolving, and we as a community must continue to evolve, too.Today, RSA Conference is your ongoing source for timely…
  • AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium 2023 April 25, 2023 – April 26, 2023 Springfield, VA, USA A CLASSIFIED EVENT (NGA Campus East)Information: The 41st annual AFCEA Intelligence Symposium returns to the NGA Campus East in Springfield, Virginia on April 25-26, 2023. This classified (BDPA Members with TS/SI/TK/NOFORN) two-day flagship intelligence event is a forum for Intelligence Community professionals and an ideal venue for learning and networking.The symposium will focus on government, industry…
  • Tech Talk | BDPA + Industry 4.0 April 28, 2023 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm National BDPA teleconference Tech Talk | BDPA + Industry 4.0National BDPA provides monthly Tech Talks every second and fourth Friday of each month except most Holiday Weekends.Visit National BDPA, Twitter, and local BDPA Chapters in your region for schedules, speakers, dial-in numbers, or for an invitation to present next quarter.
  • 2023 AFCEA TechNet Cyber May 2, 2023 – May 4, 2023 Registration: The harnessing of the right cyber power is more important than ever in a domain deluged by persistent attacks and simultaneous sophisticated campaigns that threaten global political, economic and security interests. A flagship event, AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber serves as a center of gravity for a whole-of-government effort to bring together the policy, strategic architecture, operations…
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