HOPE Awards at BDPA Gala

2019 Community Technology Awards

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 … Continue reading 2019 Community Technology Awards

Amazon’s Future Engineer Program funds High School Computer Science Courses

Jeff Bezos visits Dunbar High School in Washington,D.C. Amazon launches Future Engineer Program

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-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

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!

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

Tech Industry seeks more Black Coders

SEATTLE, WA — For years there have been programs designed to get more girls involved in tech careers, but Microsoft noticed an urgent need to step up industry’s support for … Continue reading Tech Industry seeks more Black Coders

Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

    Industry Legends and ‘Hidden Figure$’ welcome America’s next generation of coders to community trade associations WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) – This year’s annual Community & Technology Awards gala, co-hosted by the … Continue reading Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

Barbie teams up with Black Girls Code

El Segundo, CA—Barbie is hardly a stranger to the wonderous world of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. Over the past six decades, she has embarked upon pioneering careers as … Continue reading Barbie teams up with Black Girls Code

An All-“HU” Team wins BisonHacks 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 30th and 31st, I experienced firsthand that Diversity and Inclusion are indeed one of the best ways to produce some of the most creative and … Continue reading An All-“HU” Team wins BisonHacks 2018

Black Girls Code on ‘GMA’

Black Girls Code founder opens up about breaking barriers in tech on ‘GMA’ New York—Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls CODE, discusses how her program is inspiring young African-American and … Continue reading Black Girls Code on ‘GMA’

Google pledges $1 Billion to prepare workers for tech jobs

PITTSBURGH, PA // BDPA Pittsburgh // – CNET reported Thursday, October 12, 2017, Google’s introduction of $1 billion in new initiatives aimed at training and educating workers to help them … Continue reading Google pledges $1 Billion to prepare workers for tech jobs