IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ARMONK, NY―This week, IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Led by Howard University and … Continue reading IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

DETROIT, MI (BDPA Detroit) ― General Motors Company (GM), welcomes Telva McGruder as their new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In a recent statement, the global automotive corporation looks … Continue reading GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

Charter to Expand Distribution of Black News Channel and Offer Network to Video Subscribers Across All Markets

Charter Will Make the Network Available by early September to Subscribers of Spectrum TV Silver and Higher Video Tiers STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced it plans to significantly … Continue reading Charter to Expand Distribution of Black News Channel and Offer Network to Video Subscribers Across All Markets

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

It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Your company struggles with finding diverse talent; it’s not a pipeline problem. It’s a buy-in, bias, branding and business case problem. Unconscious bias is like an … Continue reading It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

Baltimore Tech Professionals to host annual Multicultural Minority Innovation Weekend

#HackingInnovation BALTIMORE, MD — Minority Innovation Weekend 2019 (MIW19) provides minorities launching new businesses an opportunity to connect with each other and gain exposure to investors. This weekend’s summit at … Continue reading Baltimore Tech Professionals to host annual Multicultural Minority Innovation Weekend

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

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

Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC) – TD announced this week Byte Back is one of 10 recipients to receive their inaugural TD Ready Challenge grants. Each recipient organization will receive CDN … Continue reading Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

Global Diversity at Oracle

SÃO PALO, BRAZIL — Oracle’s Traci Wade visits Brazil. Ms. Wade, global leader of diversity and inclusion in Oracle, is in São Paulo this week and has taken advantage to … Continue reading Global Diversity at Oracle

BITCON18: Blacks In Technology to host inaugural conference and Tech Fest

RICHFIELD, MN // BDPA Twin Cites // — National nonprofit organization, Blacks in Technology (BIT) will host their inaugural conference in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area from October 11th-13th, 2018. … Continue reading BITCON18: Blacks In Technology to host inaugural conference and Tech Fest

Infor and #YesWeCode Announce GenOne Initiative

NEW YORK – Sep. 25, 2018 – Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, and #YesWeCode today announced the launch of GenOne, an Infor and #YesWeCode initiative to increase diversity of the tech workforce in … Continue reading Infor and #YesWeCode Announce GenOne Initiative