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ABOUT BDPA Triangle Chapter 

 

BDPA (www.bdpa.org) is the premier global member focused non-profit organization for IT professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and students working in, or having an interest in, the field of Information Technology and related industries.  BDPA's motto: "From the Classroom to the Boardroom".  BDPA is committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community.  Established in 1976, the organization serves as a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry.

 

Founded in 1990, BDPA Triangle Chapter consistently holds monthly chapter meetings with high-quality presenters at the First Flight Venture Center conveniently located in Research Triangle Park, NC.  We have developed strong strategic alliances and relationships with numerous area corporations, universities, professional organizations as well as community-based organizations.  

 

 

BDPA Triangle Chapter Leadership

 

Carl Hill – President

Bobby Lamaute – VP Finance

Toya Fitch - VP Member Services

Desiree Smith - VP Membership Management

Clarence McIntyre - VP Strategy & Planning
Rick Leggett - Chair, Corporate Advisory /  Immediate Past President

HSCC Coordinator - Latisha Scarborough

Lyndon Bowen - Student Representative

 


Milestones


1989 -- BDPA / Durham Chapter was chartered on September 15.

1999 -- Technical & resource support provided for City-wide Technology Enrichment Program.

2000 -- Strategic alliances developed with CED, RDUMBA & local corporate sponsors.

2001 -- Launched Durham Technology Expo during Black Family Technology Awareness Week.

2002 – Volunteers provided for Science & Technology Day held at area Middle Schools.

2003 -- Laptops and printers provided for area high school seniors planning to attend college.

2004 -- Monthly program meetings launched at First Flight Venture Center in RTP, NC.

2006 -- Published first (4) Editions of "Connections” Quarterly Newsletter.

2007 -- Collegiate Speakers Series workshop held at North Carolina Central University.

2008 -- Held PMP Exam Prep Series at Credit Suisse.

2009 -- Launched SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at North Carolina Central University.

2009 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Raleigh, NC

2009 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Raleigh, NC.

2009 -- Hosted 31st BDPA National Technology Conference at Raleigh Convention Center.

2010 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at North Carolina Central University.

2010 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Philadelphia, PA 

2010 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

2010 -- Scholarships provided for (1) college student & (1) high school student in Triangle area.

2011 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at St. Augustine's College.

2011 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Chicago, IL

2011 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Chicago, IL

2012 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at ITT Tech - Durham Campus.

2012 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Baltimore, MD

2012 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Baltimore, MD.

2013 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at ITT Tech - Durham Campus.

2013 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Washington, DC

2013 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Washington, DC.

2014 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at ECPI University - Raleigh Campus.

2014 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Indianapolis, IN

2014 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Indianapolis, IN 

2015 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at ECPI University - Raleigh Campus

2015 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Washington, DC

2015 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Washington, DC

2016 -- SITES Saturday Technology Academy hosted at ECPI University - Raleigh Campus

2016 -- Hosted South Regional High School Computer Competition at MetLife Campus in Cary, NC

2016 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC teams to South Regional High School Computer Competition in Cary, NC

2016 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter HSCC team to National High School Computer Competition in Atlanta, GA.

2016 -- Sponsored Triangle Chapter Students to Youth Technology Conference & NBDPA Conference in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

  Past Achievements

  • Increased membership to (350+)
  • Fastest growth recognition among all chapters nationwide
  • Ranked #2 nationally for membership
  • Ranked #2 nationally for Business Management
  • Developed working relations w/ area organizations
  • Showcased membership & businesses in newsletter
  • Supported local & regional area businesses
  • Contracts & job opportunities provided for members
  • Internship opportunities provided for student members
  • Scholarship opportunities provided for student members
  • Host site for National BDPA Technology Conference
  • Hosted Video-gaming & Robotics Expo
  • Hosted BDPA South Regional HSCC
more Calendar

12/12/2017
BDPA Baltimore Monthly Membership Call

1/9/2018
BDPA Baltimore Monthly Membership Call

2/13/2018
BDPA Baltimore Monthly Membership Call

3/13/2018
BDPA Baltimore Monthly Membership Call

4/10/2018
BDPA Baltimore Monthly Membership Call

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