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BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology Fields.

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37th Annual BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair

Technology is evolving and reshaping the world with innovative solutions.  BDPA has been a vital part of this evolution for 40 years.  The upcoming technology conference will be focused on how you as an individual in the technology field can be a part of this evolution and embrace the current and upcoming digital landscape.


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Be part of a national movement and make a difference in the lives of African American information technology professionals as we work together to create the changes needed for diverse work environments and supportive communities.

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CompTIA ChannelCon

BDPA’s new strategic partnership with CompTIA provides complimentary access for BDPA members to ChannelCon 2015, CompTIA’s premier education and networking. ChannelCon 2015 will be held August 3-5 at the Hilton Chicago. BDPA will host a welcome reception on August 2nd at 7pm and invites all BDPA members to join us for networking. Click the link below to register.


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Featured Member

Pamela Mathews, National President of BDPA, is an accomplished Information Technology leader and business partner with over two decades of progressive experience leading and managing strategic global business initiatives from inception through implementation.  She is employed by HSBC North America and leads a team responsible for quality assurance testing of various global initiatives that drive and sustain company performance and compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines. Pamela was born, raised and continues to reside in Chicago, Illinois.  She attended DeVry Institute of Technology, focusing on Computer Science and has recently completed ITIL v3 Foundation and ITIL Manager Service Transition Lifecycle Certification.  Pamela also completed the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Protégé program.



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Mike Williams, Vice President of BDPA 

A proud native of Paterson, New Jersey, Williams discovered his desire to give back in 1997 when he opened an Internet Café and began to provide free access to computers for disadvantaged youth. Because of his commitment to community, mentorship, and technology, Williams contributes his time, treasure, and talents to support local and national nonprofit organizations that align with his personal mission and values.  “I am very excited about BDPA’s future and its continuation of building on the 40-year legacy of developing future technology talent. 

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BDPA Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair

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