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For 40 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 40+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986.


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Learn about the

BDPA Pillars

LeadershipNext

The LeadershipNext pillar is solely focused on developing our adult members to strengthen their leadership skills in core critical areas which will help them propel their professional career forward.

BDPA Connect

The BDPA Connect pillar is about providing a platform for our aspiring young leaders, entrepreneurs and technologist to give their insights and views on technology trends.

STEM+

The STEM+ pillar is about providing year-round Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based training programs, workshops, webinars and other activities to our student members.

Top 10 Reasons to

Join BDPA

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  1. Connect to a network of IT professionals and executives in the commercial, government, academic and non-profit sectors
  2. Enhance and develop additional technical skill sets
  3. Acquire professional and leadership skills
  4. Participate actively in an organization that is setting trends in emerging technology
  5. Opportunity to participate in the regional and national high school computer competition, scholarships, student empowerment activities, internships and lifelong mentors
  6. Obtain exposure to technical and professional topics through program meetings, seminars and workshops
  7. Obtain free advertising through website and entrepreneur directory
  8. Participate in certification support groups
  9. Serve as a role model within the African American Community
  10. Support and influence the goals and directions of this leading edge technical organization through the contribution of your own professional expertise
40

Years in Existence

100

Corporate Sponsors

45

Chapters

2500

Membership Base

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Programs and Services

Pacesetter Awards Program

Recognizes top companies that promote a workplace environment that supports the advancement of minorities in IT.

Discounted IT Training

Through our partnerships with CompTIA, Microsoft and PM Centers USA, we are able to offer discouted training to our members.

Education & Training Webinars

We provide education and training opportunities through webinars to our members to assist them in moving from the classroom to the boardroom.

Job Board & Talent Management System

Our job board gives our members the opportunity to match their skill sets to the right employment or better career opportunities.

SITES
Program

Our student program provides technology training, leadership and communications skills, scholarship opportunities, networking and career opportunities.

Magazine Subscriptions

Members receive Diversity Communication and Diversity in Action Magazines. These communication vehicles offer information and tips to our members on personal finances and employment opportunities.



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DAYS UNTIL BDPA CONNECT 2016

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BDPA Connect 2016
Annual Technology Conference & Career Fair

The technological world is consistently changing! To become an active participant and leader in this ever changing environment, you must develop a unique blend of technical know-how, leadership and collaboration skills. The BDPA Technology Conference 2016 is a great opportunity for you to learn these skills. Participants have over 50 sessions to connect with technology, learn the current and upcoming trends and interact with innovative digital thought leaders from around the country.



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Watch 2015 Conference Highlights
Meet the

Executive Team

Mike A. Williams

President

Pamela Mathews

Vice President

Male Members
58%
Female Members
42%
Adult Members
52%
Student Members
48%
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Membership Options

Corporate
$100/yr
  • 1 year membership
  • Access to membership site
  • Discount IT Training
  • Education and Training
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Access to Talent Management System
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Lifetime
$1,000
  • Lifetime membership
  • Access to membership site
  • Discount IT Training
  • Education and Training
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Access to Talent Management System
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High School Student
$25/yr
  • 1 year membership
  • Access to membership site
  • Education and Training
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Access to Seasoned IT Professionals
  • Opportunity to win Scholarships
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Collegiate Student
$25/yr
  • 1 year membership
  • Access to membership site
  • Education and Training
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Access to Seasoned IT Professionals
  • Opportunity to win Scholarships
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9500 Arena Dr., Suite 106
Largo, MD 20774