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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

Atlanta to host 2019’s International Tech and Media Conferences in August

ATLANTA, GA — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and National BDPA (founded in 1975 as Black Data Processing Associates) are hosting international conferences and tech career expositions in Atlanta, Georgia during the … Continue reading Atlanta to host 2019’s International Tech and Media Conferences in August

Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders

COLUMBIA, MD — Student Members from National BDPA’s Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Chapters attended a regional Youth Conference of Network Defenders (Y-CND) with other area students at DreamPort, a … Continue reading Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders

A.I. and neural networks — better earthquake predictions or detection?

RIDGECREST, CA — The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern California on July 4, 2019 at 10:34 am local time (17:34 UTC). The … Continue reading A.I. and neural networks — better earthquake predictions or detection?

DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, bipartisan legislation that will … Continue reading DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

BDPA South Region: Moving On Up!

NASHVILLE, TN — MOVING ON UP! National BDPA South Region Member Spotlight — Mr. Lancelot DaSilva by Judy Y. Lane In the summer of 2005, Lancelot was a member of … Continue reading BDPA South Region: Moving On Up!

Supercomputer Opportunities at Argonne National Laboratory

LEMONT, IL (BDPA Chicago) — The world’s most powerful computer ever built in the United States will make its home at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) … Continue reading Supercomputer Opportunities at Argonne National Laboratory

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NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Silver Spring, MD—NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance … Continue reading NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media participation in Advertising Contracts

WASHINGTON — On May 8, 2019, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduced a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other … Continue reading Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media participation in Advertising Contracts

Regional STEM Summit attracts PMs and Junior Developers from Industry

WASHINGTON — High school and middle school students from across the National Capital Region attended the 23rd annual Youth Summit on Technology produced by Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) at … Continue reading Regional STEM Summit attracts PMs and Junior Developers from Industry