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

Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

WASHINGTON—BDPA’s annual Earth Day Tech Summit, #CyberEarth19, was presented in Washington, D.C. to Industry, BDPA Members, Student Members, parents, and regional high school coding competition (HSCC) team leaders (cover photo) … Continue reading Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and … Continue reading NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

What is Quantum Computing?

bdpatoday — According to IBM’s Think Academy, quantum computing has the potential to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. So how are quantum computers different from traditional computers and … Continue reading What is Quantum Computing?

Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

WASHINGTON — Now under attack by POTUS, meet the new wolves of ‘K Street’. Ahead of tech executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter heading to more hearings in front of … Continue reading Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

BDPA St. Louis Captures National Coding Title

NEW ORLEANS, LA—BDPACON18, the combined global tech conference co-hosted by National BDPA, National Society of Blacks in Computing (NSBC), and the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computer Sciences (iAAMCS) … Continue reading BDPA St. Louis Captures National Coding Title

Bracketology algorithms are getting smarter

San Antonio, TX—Back in the day shortly after the turn of the century, Ed Feng was a Ph.D. student at Stanford studying chemical engineering. At the time, he never thought … Continue reading Bracketology algorithms are getting smarter

Spring Ahead: ‘CB’ Time vs. ‘CP’ Time

The Celestial Body (‘CB’) — The Sun, a Moon, a planet, and stars — have provided us a reference for measuring the passage of time throughout our existence. Ancient civilizations … Continue reading Spring Ahead: ‘CB’ Time vs. ‘CP’ Time

A Walk Through ‘CB’ Time – Ancient Calendars

The Celestial Body (‘CB’) — the Sun, a Moon, a planet, and stars — have provided us a reference for measuring the passage of time throughout our existence. Ancient civilizations … Continue reading A Walk Through ‘CB’ Time – Ancient Calendars

Did a Robot Break Rubik’s Cube-Solving Record

NPR reports two guys in Kansas City, Mo., have built a robot that can solve the cube in an amazing 1.2 seconds.