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“I wanna expose as many kids in our areas as we can to career opportunities in tech,” says West, president of the Philly chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates. The BDPA, founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, is a national organization with over 4000 members that aims to increase the diversity in technology careers through a mix of community service and career coaching. We’re one of the best kept secrets and I’m tying not to be a secret anymore.”
"Thanks for allowing me to share great information related to the PMP Certification Exam Preparation. Here is the slide deck shared at the (2010 BDPA Technology) Conference with some additional changes and a huge surprise. Reading important material can be quite rewarding at times! See you at next year's conference in Chicago."
"They have become kind of a dynasty," said Elise Pemberton of Rochester, parent of a former BDPA participant.Read the full Post-Bulletin article here.
"In the school system today, there isn't enough computer science particularly to really prepare the workforce for what's needed," says Zack Garbow, an instructor for BDPA.The Rochester team competed against 23 other teams across the country. Each of the students won a $2500 college scholarship, as well as a laptop from Hewlett Packard for coming in First Place.