Black Data Processing Associates

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Black Data Processing Associates

(BDPA) A non-profit professional association, founded in 1975 to promote positive influence in the information technology (IT) industry and how it affects African Americans. The BDPA facilitates African American professional participation in local and national activities keeping up with developing IT trends.

BDPA offers a forum for exchanging information and ideas about the computer industry. It provides numerous networking opportunities through monthly program meetings, seminars, and workshops and the annual national conference. Membership is open to anyone interested in IT.

The Foundation provides scholarships to students who compete in an annual Visual Basic competition.

E-mail: <>.

Telephone: Ms. Pat Drumming, +1 (800) 727-BDPA.
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Information technology professionals will gain career insight at the Senior Information Technology Managers Forum to be held during the National Black Data Processing Associates convention at the Hyatt Hotel in Houston, August 12-17.
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Call the following organizations for the phone number of the chapter in your area that can assist you further: Black Data Processing Associates phone: 202-775-4301; Independent Computer Consultants Association phone: 800-774-4222.