Atlanta Team Retains National High School Computer Competition Title

ATLANTA  (bdpatoday)—BDPA’s High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team from Atlanta, Georgia successfully defended their National HSCC title  by out-dueling BDPA-DC and BDPA Central Illinois for 2016’s top three national scholarship awards. … Continue reading Atlanta Team Retains National High School Computer Competition Title

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 Washington, D.C. What started as … Continue reading National BDPA Celebrates 30-Year High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Milestone

Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

First woman and first African American to head Library of Congress WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, by … Continue reading Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Black Girls Code gets $2.8 Million space within Google NY HQ

Black Girls Code now has its own space within the confines of Google’s New York HQ – in a space worth $2.8m – with aims of connecting young girls directly … Continue reading Black Girls Code gets $2.8 Million space within Google NY HQ

Defending National coding champions capture South’s HSCC Regionals

CARY, NC (bdpatoday) —National BDPA’s South Regional High School computer Competition (HSCC) was held on Saturday, June 25th in Cary, NC. The meeting was co-hosted by National BDPA’s Triangle Chapter … Continue reading Defending National coding champions capture South’s HSCC Regionals

Virtual High School Computer Competition

BDPA Midwest Region – 2016 Virtual High School Computer Competition (#HSCC) by BDPA Midwest Region Vice-President, Michael Wulf CHICAGO, IL (bdpatoday)—It was like an “Invasion of the Biggest and Best … Continue reading Virtual High School Computer Competition

Speakers & Presenters Announced for Innovation Summit

NEW SPEAKERS & AGENDA Announced 2016 BDPA Regional Innovation Summit* June 23-25, 2016 Washington, D.C. “Innovation Evolves Once Shared” Pre-Registration is Requested Register today ► https://bdpadc16.eventbrite.com Join or Renew ► … Continue reading Speakers & Presenters Announced for Innovation Summit

Like Tinder For Jobs: BDPA HSCC Alumna Launches ‘Job Match’ App @ SXSW

NBC NEWS | Marissa Evans AUSTIN, TX—Stephanie Lampkin has a photo of Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox, up in her office. Oprah, Maya Angelou and Melanie Hobson have a … Continue reading Like Tinder For Jobs: BDPA HSCC Alumna Launches ‘Job Match’ App @ SXSW

Tech EQuity Week (TEQWeek) Launches Inaugural Gathering of High-Profile Tech Organizations

photo courtesy Qeyno Labs OAKLAND, CA—Tech EQuity Week (@TEQWEEK) is the nation’s inaugural gathering featuring more than 30 high profile tech companies, startups, and non-profits making social impact and working … Continue reading Tech EQuity Week (TEQWeek) Launches Inaugural Gathering of High-Profile Tech Organizations

Google gives $1M to Bryan Stevenson’s racial justice effort

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — USA Today reports Google.org is teaming with Bryan Stevenson and his non-profit Equal Justice Initiative to push America to confront its violent racial history. The philanthropic arm … Continue reading Google gives $1M to Bryan Stevenson’s racial justice effort

BEYA and HSCC Celebrate 30-Year Milestones

  PHILADELPHIA, PA—During this special week of February 15th through 21st 2016, America celebrates Career Communications Group’s (CCG) anniversary and milestone honoring their 30th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards … Continue reading BEYA and HSCC Celebrate 30-Year Milestones

How Nations Can Ensure IoT Success

by Derek Major, GCN.com What: “Why Countries Need National Strategies for the Internet of Things,” a report by the Center for Data Innovation that discusses the importance of broad, holistic … Continue reading How Nations Can Ensure IoT Success