BDPACON @Atlanta

BDPA Atlanta Captures Chapter of the Year Honors for 2022

ATLANTA—One of the nation’s leading technology inclusion conferences, BDPACON22, powered by BDPA adjourned Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with BDPA Atlanta, the association’s Host Chapter, capturing Chapter of the Year honors and top awards for 2022. This year’s … Continue reading BDPA Atlanta Captures Chapter of the Year Honors for 2022

I.T. Showcase @ BDPACON22

National I.T. Showcase Winners for 2022 Announced—HBCUs Capture Top Collegiate Awards at BDPACON22

ATLANTA—BDPACON22, one of the nation’s leading technology inclusion conferences, adjourned Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a new cohort of I.T. Showcase winners selected from the nation’s colleges, universities, and high schools. Annual showcases feature white papers, oral … Continue reading National I.T. Showcase Winners for 2022 Announced—HBCUs Capture Top Collegiate Awards at BDPACON22

BDPA St. Louis

Top Coders from St. Louis Capture Third Consecutive World HSCC Championship

ATLANTA—One of the nation’s leading technology inclusion conferences adjourned Saturday, August 20, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with the High School Coding Competition (HSCC) team from National BDPA’s St. Louis Chapter capturing its third consecutive world HSCC championship. This year’s 44th annual … Continue reading Top Coders from St. Louis Capture Third Consecutive World HSCC Championship

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Capitol Tech Hosts Cyber Saturday 2022

LAUREL, MD—BDPA Members, alumni, and regional students visit Capitol Technology University’s cyber labs during workshops, presentations, and Capture The Flag (CTF) activities during this weekend’s annual Cyber Saturday events. Capitol Technology University is Washington D.C.’s premier STEM University–supplying human capital … Continue reading Capitol Tech Hosts Cyber Saturday 2022

High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Programs

State Legislative Bodies Advance Computer Science and Technology bills for High School Graduation and new Workforce STEM Requirements

NASHVILLE, TN—Tennessee’s General Assembly reconvened January 11, 2022 and on April 14, 2022 the Tennessee Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2406 (SB 2406) requiring their Department of Education (DOE) to adopt standards for computer science education by the 2023-2024 school year. Under … Continue reading State Legislative Bodies Advance Computer Science and Technology bills for High School Graduation and new Workforce STEM Requirements

BDPA Huntsville

Meta’s Huntsville Data Center announces 2022 Community Action Grants

Huntsville, AL—Meta is thrilled to announce recipients of their 2022 Community Action Grants. Congratulations BDPA Huntsville! Through their Data Center Community Action Grants program, Meta provides funding for nonprofits and schools to support the long-term vitality of Huntsville. They fund projects that help put the power of technology to … Continue reading Meta’s Huntsville Data Center announces 2022 Community Action Grants

Earl A. Pace, Jr.

BDPA Co-Founder, IT Hall of Famer, and Tech Industry Legend Earl A. Pace, Jr. passes away at 79

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Norman Mays, Kenneth Wilson, and Sharrarne Morton, BDPA National BDPA photo by Charlie Perkins LARGO, MD (BDPA) – Earl A. Pace, Jr.,  a computer programmer trainee at the Pennsylvania Railroad who went on to become an … Continue reading BDPA Co-Founder, IT Hall of Famer, and Tech Industry Legend Earl A. Pace, Jr. passes away at 79

BDPA Launches Google Cloud Academy

LARGO, MD (NBDPA) — From BDPA’s annual National Conferences, BDPA Tech & Career Talks, and other methods of engagement, networking, and mentorship, this new program will provide special offerings for cloud engineering and architecture. National BDPA seeks to create the … Continue reading BDPA Launches Google Cloud Academy

BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

HENRY E. FORDGarfield Heights, Ohio January 16, 1941 – September 8, 2021 GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (BDPA Cleveland)—During his 36 years employment and consulting with a world leader in the manufacture of earthmoving equipment, Henry Ford grew through the challenges of adapting to … Continue reading BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

FCC To Launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Fund Program

New Program Provides Funding to Schools and Libraries Critical to Closing the Homework Gap WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act … Continue reading FCC To Launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Fund Program