National BDPA Celebrates 30-Year High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Milestone

ATLANTA—The National High School Computer Competition (HSCC), powered by BDPA, was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse L. Bemley (inset), a National BDPA Life Member from jesse-conf08-GalaWashington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC) and Atlanta, GA (BDPA Atlanta) HSCC Teams has grown to over 20 teams of various high school students from chapters throughout the nation. It was all designed to introduce students to the field of data processing (now, Information Technology) to encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT leaders and professionals.

BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development in underserved communities for those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries.

See this month’s cover story in the August 2016 edition of bdpatoday.

BDPA HSCC Alumna Wins TECH.CO $tart-Up Contest

Blendoor Blendoor wins start-up contest.
BDPA’s Stephanie Lampkin captures title.

San Francisco – The votes are in! TECH.CO officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. They had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while they had one winner each startup went home with something.

First Place went to Blendoor, who received $120,000 of SoftLayer credits and chose to partner with 500 Startups. Oh, and they won the coveted Tech Cocktail chalice!  Select here to discover more…

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