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Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Annual IT Summit in D.C. Broadens Tech-Inclusion and Community Outreach WASHINGTON — Helping Other People Excel. Now in its tenth year, H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) has successfully developed a proven approach … Continue reading Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Your company struggles with finding diverse talent; it’s not a pipeline problem. It’s a buy-in, bias, branding and business case problem. Unconscious bias is like an … Continue reading It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

How to Introduce New Technologies, Products, Services, and New Innovations to the U.S. Government

COLLEGE PARK, GA — The government welcomes industry and small businesses to respond under their SBIR and STTR programs, or an Unsolicited Proposal in unique ways to introduce a specific technology, a service, a product … Continue reading How to Introduce New Technologies, Products, Services, and New Innovations to the U.S. Government

Baltimore Tech Professionals to host annual Multicultural Minority Innovation Weekend

#HackingInnovation BALTIMORE, MD — Minority Innovation Weekend 2019 (MIW19) provides minorities launching new businesses an opportunity to connect with each other and gain exposure to investors. This weekend’s summit at … Continue reading Baltimore Tech Professionals to host annual Multicultural Minority Innovation Weekend

Larry Irving inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

SAN JOSE, COASTA RICA — The Internet Hall of Fame announced last week the names of eleven pioneers and visionaries who have made outstanding contributions to the Internet’s global growth, … Continue reading Larry Irving inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

BDPA Huntsville Helps Students Get Wired Up!

HUNTSVILLE, AL — National BDPA’s Huntsville Chapter was given the opportunity to train students about STEM at Mae Jemison High School. BDPA Members Bernard Nealy, Brandon Fields, Pat King and Jason … Continue reading BDPA Huntsville Helps Students Get Wired Up!

BDPA Mourns Loss of Former CIO

National BDPA (NBDPA) is mourning the loss of one of its Distinguished Members. Former National Executive Committee (NEC) Member and former NBDPA Chief Information Officer (CIO), Julius Clark, Sr., passed … Continue reading BDPA Mourns Loss of Former CIO

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry Deepen Partnership for Intelligent Vehicles

WATERLOO, Ontario–BlackBerry Limited and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced they have deepened their partnership in developing the automotive manufacturer’s next generation vehicles. The collaboration between the companies has expanded to … Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry Deepen Partnership for Intelligent Vehicles

Teachers: Ready for a new school year with NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the new school year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  welcomes teachers and students back to school this fall. For those interested in bringing more … Continue reading Teachers: Ready for a new school year with NOAA

BDPA-DC Captures National Coding Title

ATLANTA, GA—The High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team from National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPADC.org) captured this year’s national coding and app development title during BDPACon19, the Association’s annual … Continue reading BDPA-DC Captures National Coding Title

Johnson & Johnson executive to chair National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation

ATLANTA, GA—National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) today named Larry Jones its new Chairman. Jones succeeds Earl A. Pace, Jr., Co-Founder of National BDPA. Jones, a Johnson & Johnson executive,  … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson executive to chair National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation

BDPA Detroit wins National Chapter of the Year Honors

ATLANTA, GA — National BDPA’s Detroit Chapter was named 2019’s BDPA Chapter of the Year during the organization’s 41st annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. … Continue reading BDPA Detroit wins National Chapter of the Year Honors