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About BDPA - National BDPA

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Dr. Mark Dean, inventor of the IBM PC holds three patents as IBM's Chief Technology Officer for Africa and the Middle East. Market researcher IDC predicted in 2012 that information-technology spending in sub-Saharan Africa rose 9.9% in 2011 to cross the $ 23 billion mark, where there will be a larger hunger for IT-trained workers in the very near future. IBM launched the IBM Africa Institute in Kenya, a 2012 skills enablement initiative aimed at broadening IT skills in 10 African countries.

Dr. Mark Dean, inventor of the IBM PC holds three patents as IBM's Chief Technology Officer for Africa and the Middle East. Market researcher IDC predicted in 2012 that information-technology spending in sub-Saharan Africa rose 9.9% in 2011 to cross the $ 23 billion mark, where there will be a larger hunger for IT-trained workers in the very near future. IBM launched the IBM Africa Institute in Kenya, a 2012 skills enablement initiative aimed at broadening IT skills in 10 African countries.

During the rule of Saddam Hussein, Iraq was believed to have weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Hussein was internationally known for his use of chemical weapons in the 1980s against Iranian and Kurdish civilians during and after the Iran–Iraq War. It is also known that in the 1980s he pursued an extensive biological weapons program and a nuclear weapons program, though no nuclear bomb was built.

During the rule of Saddam Hussein, Iraq was believed to have weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Hussein was internationally known for his use of chemical weapons in the 1980s against Iranian and Kurdish civilians during and after the Iran–Iraq War. It is also known that in the 1980s he pursued an extensive biological weapons program and a nuclear weapons program, though no nuclear bomb was built.

Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928), an American inventor and engineer who invented the first incandescent light bulb with a carbon filament, which gave light bulbs a longer life and made them less expensive and more efficient.  Latimer had the distinction of being the only African American member of the Edison Pioneers. While with the engineering division of the Edison Company, he publ

Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928), an American inventor and engineer who invented the first incandescent light bulb with a carbon filament, which gave light bulbs a longer life and made them less expensive and more efficient. Latimer had the distinction of being the only African American member of the Edison Pioneers. While with the engineering division of the Edison Company, he publ

Dalric Webb (GE Aviation) accepts the recognition as a BDPA Lifetime member from founder Earl Pace and national president Craig Brown. (August 9, 2014)

Dalric Webb (GE Aviation) accepts the recognition as a BDPA Lifetime member from founder Earl Pace and national president Craig Brown. (August 9, 2014)

David L. Steward, World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) Co-Founder and Chairman, started one of the largest minority-owned IT companies in the United States.   WWT is now a $ 5 billion systems integrator based in St. Louis, #Missouri providing innovative technology and supply chain solutions to commercial, government and telecom sectors.

David L. Steward, World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) Co-Founder and Chairman, started one of the largest minority-owned IT companies in the United States. WWT is now a $ 5 billion systems integrator based in St. Louis, #Missouri providing innovative technology and supply chain solutions to commercial, government and telecom sectors.

Mike A Williams, has the "Advantage" and you can get it too starting November 21;  Get Mike's book "The Advantage Factor", Book Release November 21 @ Amazon.com & Signing Event in Atlanta 6 - 9pm EST (Location: ROAM 1155 Mount Vernon Highway Suite 800 Atlanta Georgia)

Mike A Williams, has the "Advantage" and you can get it too starting November 21; Get Mike's book "The Advantage Factor", Book Release November 21 @ Amazon.com & Signing Event in Atlanta 6 - 9pm EST (Location: ROAM 1155 Mount Vernon Highway Suite 800 Atlanta Georgia)

(L-R) Marc Di Francisco (Premier Event Management) and Earl A Pace, Jr. (Co-Founder, BDPA) during #BDPAConnect16

(L-R) Marc Di Francisco (Premier Event Management) and Earl A Pace, Jr. (Co-Founder, BDPA) during #BDPAConnect16

#BDPA Northern Delaware 2012 Awards Banquet | State of #Delaware CIO Mr. James Sills III (left) with keynote presenter Mr. Jackie Gill, Deputy CIO, #NASA.    Photo credit: Paul Pruitt Photography

#BDPA Northern Delaware 2012 Awards Banquet | State of #Delaware CIO Mr. James Sills III (left) with keynote presenter Mr. Jackie Gill, Deputy CIO, #NASA. Photo credit: Paul Pruitt Photography

Randal Pinkett, Consultant and 'Apprentice' Winner-Fraternity: Alpha Phi Alpha

Randal Pinkett, Consultant and 'Apprentice' Winner-Fraternity: Alpha Phi Alpha

Adwait Walimbe -- one of the most highly decorated students in BDPA history -- he earned Bemley Scholarships for his HSCC performance for 5 years (8th grade thru 12th grade).  He used his scholarship winnings to study computer science at University of Minnesota.

Adwait Walimbe -- one of the most highly decorated students in BDPA history -- he earned Bemley Scholarships for his HSCC performance for 5 years (8th grade thru 12th grade). He used his scholarship winnings to study computer science at University of Minnesota.

#BlackHistoryMonth #americanhistory #diveristymatters #math #BlacksinStem #BHM #NSBE #SHPE #HiddenFigures  #hiddennomore #AfricanAmericans #STEM #BLM

#BlackHistoryMonth #americanhistory #diveristymatters #math #BlacksinStem #BHM #NSBE #SHPE #HiddenFigures #hiddennomore #AfricanAmericans #STEM #BLM

#BlackHistoryMonth #americanhistory #diveristymatters #math #BlacksinScience #BHM #HiddenFigures  #hiddennomore #AfricanAmericans #STEM #BLM

#BlackHistoryMonth #americanhistory #diveristymatters #math #BlacksinScience #BHM #HiddenFigures #hiddennomore #AfricanAmericans #STEM #BLM

BDPA Baltimore  |  #BDPA Chapter members from Washington, Baltimore, and New Jersey participated in a special live webcast at UMBC hosted by Mario Armstrong. "Innovation Nation" was a webcast that aired live on November 13th, immediately following the premiere of Black in America 4 on CNN. The webcast features entrepreneurs from the CNN special, investors, and technology leaders. Above (L-R) are Perry Carter, BDPA-DC; Mario Armstrong, BDPA Baltimore; and Ricardo Fullerton, BDPA-NJ.

BDPA Baltimore | #BDPA Chapter members from Washington, Baltimore, and New Jersey participated in a special live webcast at UMBC hosted by Mario Armstrong. "Innovation Nation" was a webcast that aired live on November 13th, immediately following the premiere of Black in America 4 on CNN. The webcast features entrepreneurs from the CNN special, investors, and technology leaders. Above (L-R) are Perry Carter, BDPA-DC; Mario Armstrong, BDPA Baltimore; and Ricardo Fullerton, BDPA-NJ.