Black Data Processing Associates


About Black Data Processing Associates

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a nonprofit organization promoting upward mobility for African Americans and other minorities within the technology industry. With a national network of professionals and students in computer science and information technology, BDPA strives to build a diverse talent pipeline in the STEM and digital technology fields.

BDPA is a fee-based membership organization with over 1,200 members. Headquartered in Largo, MD, BDPA has expanded to 30+ local chapters across the United States. Members can utilize networking opportunities at chapter events and the annual National Technology Conference

BDPA offers members access to exclusive social networks, job postings, career fairs, online courses, seminars, and workshops. Additionally, members receive professional assistance through mentoring, professional coaching, certified training, and job placement support. For IT entrepreneurs, BDPA provides opportunities to connect with potential business partners, investors, and employees. 

BDPA trains 800 to 1,200 high school students annually in computer programming and web development. Furthermore, BDPA provides scholarships, offering students over $50,000 in cash rewards annually. By joining BDPA, members contribute to a national movement supporting African-American IT professionals and fostering diverse talent

BDPA offers membership options for students, adults, and corporations. BDPA also offers a lifetime membership option for a one-time fee of $1,000. Prospective members of BDPA may enroll online. 

Membership fees vary based on subscription type, ranging from $25 to $100 per year. 


Black Data Processing Associates Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

1,000 - 2,000

HQ Location

Largo, MD

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$25 - $100