Industry and BDPA Members Attend 2015 International CES

Las Vegas, Nevada--The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years--the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed.

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My Brother's Keeper Hack-a-Thon Launched November 14-16, 2014 in Philadelphia | #mbkhack

Philadelphia -- Qeyno Labs'mission is to transform children's lives through education, social innovation, and technology. Qeyno Labs is a hackathon incubator that harnesses the interests of high potential youth from low-opportunity settings into STEM career pathways. Qeyno Labs is proudly committed to providing playful learning experiences to the world by making "hackathon" a household word in every home and to lift innovation in every community. Select here to discover more ...

Philadelphia--Van Jones (third from the right), CNN"s Crossfire Co-Host and Founder of #yeswecode, is speaking with one of several #mbkhack teams partnering with Qeyno Labs on an online privacy app which was succesfully pitched by students to a panel of industry judges.

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Best Buy Launches New Teen Tech Center in Washington, D.C.

Washington--Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly (foreground) is interviewed by students during the recent Grand Opening of the District"s newest Teen Tech Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center officially opened its doors to FBRNation and the community to new technologies and applications now available inside TheARC.

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Mr. Hubert Joly, President and CEO of Best Buy presented keynote remarks during opening ceremonies of the District"s newest Teen Tech Center at The FBR Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at TheARC.

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#BDPA14 | Race To Innovate!

Indianapolis | National BDPA (NBDPA) and BDPA"s Indianapolis Chapter hosted the 36th annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana.

College, Trade School, and High School students from across America regularly attend National BDPA"s annual trade show, career expo, and conference workshops with National BDPA"s Sponsors to prepare for internships, scholarships, and emerging entry-level technical opportunities for next fiscal year.

Annual technology conferences feature the National High School Computer Competiton (#HSCC), a National IT Showcase competition for College and High School divisions, and Youth Technology Camps (YTC.)

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2014 Chapter of the Year | BDPA Atlanta

Checkered Flag at Indy goes to the 2014 Chapter of the Year: BDPA Atlanta

Indianapolis, IN--BDPA Atlanta was voted the nation"s best BDPA Chapter for 2014. BDPA Atlanta successfully captured National BDPA"s 2014 Chapter of the Year Award by providing technical outreach programs to its community, small businesses, and HBCUs.

BDPA Atlanta also won National BDPA"s Community Service and Membership Management Awards for 2014.

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BDPA Atlanta Chapter President Derrick Brown (holding award) with National BDPA President Dr. Craig Brown (left), BDPA Atlanta"s executive team, and National BDPA"s Founder Earl A. Pace, Jr. (right.)

2014 National HSCC Champions | BDPA-DC

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2014 National BDPA"s High School Computer Competition Championship Team: (L-R) Ms. Naomi Matthews, HSCC Coordinator and HSCC Alumna; Ms. Lauren Battle; Mr. Zion Emanuel; Mr. Johnathan "JC" Legrant; Mr. Alex Li; and Mr. Michael Wood, HSCC Chaperon and HSCC Alumnus. Not pictured, is Ms. Beleicia Bullock. Select here to view photo galleries, National BDPA Success Storyboards, or visit BDPA-DC.

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2014 Top-Coder Team from DC Captures National HSCC Title!

Indianapolis, IN--The nation"s top five High School Computer Competition (HSCC) teams for 2014 are Washington (DC), Greater Columbia (SC), Southern Minnesota (MN), Atlanta (GA), and Cincinnati (OH). National HSCC Scholarship rounds include information and communication technology (ICT) question and answer sessions with industry trivia or current events, application design, application development, oral presentations, and technical demonstrations.

This year"s top prize included $10,000 in scholarship awards for the first place team and five (5) HP ENVY Notebook PCs.

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BDPA15 | National HSCC
August 18-23, 2015
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20009

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Coast Guard Hosts BDPA Students in new "Green" High-Tech HQ Facility

Washington--BDPA Student Members visit U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. with local BDPA Chapters and bdpatoday"s Popular Technology TV (PTTV) crew. Vice Admiral Manson Brown, a District of Columbia native, provided keynote remarks to BDPA Student Members, HSCC participants, and chaperons. Discover more...

BDPA Students discover new career paths for information technology and cyber security with internships and scholarhips opportunities along the way. Photo credit BDPA-DC | bdpatoday © 2014

Vice Admiral Manson Brown, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, with U.S. Coast Guard executives and BDPA Student Members.

Washington, D.C. to Host 2015 Tech & Career Expo

BDPA Celebrates 40-Years with an International TECH Conference in 2015 National BDPA has selected Washington, D.C. to host their 37th Annual BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo, August 17-23, 2015. Visit to sponsor events, participate as a speaker, volunteer, or pre-register. Select here to review previous conferences.

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Eli Lilly and Company a new Platinum Sponsor

Lilly The world's 10th largest pharmaceutical company is not only committed to creating life-saving medicines, but Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) is also dedicated to 21st century IT industry leaders like the National BDPA (NBDPA). Lilly recently confirmed its $100,000 Platinum Level Corporate sponsorship for the 2014 National BDPA Conference & Career Fair hosted by National BDPA's Indianapolis Chapter next August.

National BDPA's Indianapolis Chapter will co-host NBDPA's 36th National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo at the J.W. Marriott, August 5 - 9, 2014.

HSCC, Arriving!

BDPA Launches Ensign Stevenson

Ensign Raven Stevenson, US Navy, salutes Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Claunch, US Marine Corps, during NROTC Commissioning ceremonies at Duke University, Friday, May 10, 2013. Ensign Stevenson is the first HSCC alumna from National BDPA to receive a Navy Commission. Follow our Social Media channels for related success stories and testimonials.
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Co-Founder's Interview on PTTV

Founded in 1975, National BDPA (NBDPA) has partnered with industry and academia to support technical workforce requirements. NBDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter was founded in 1978 by Norman Mays. It was the third NBDPA Chapter to receive its charter to help locally bridge digital divides and broaden opportunities for underserved communities in IT and related technical fields of interest. BDPA-DC will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in 2013.

BDPA Charters Huntsville

Alabama has a new BDPA Chapter

Francisco Nunez | BDPA Student Member and HSCC Alumni

National BDPA Board members Theresa Williams, South Region Vice President (second from left) and Curtis Jenkins, National Vice President of Membership Management (third from left) presented BDPA's Huntsville Chapter President Mirie Westbrook a new BDPA Chapter Charter Certificate. BDPA Huntsville plans to host several Regional BDPA Conferences with NASA, Army Materiel Command (AMC), and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for small busineses and HBCU/MIs.