Community Tech Association Launches 2020 with a National Coding Championship and Tech Awards

Samsung and BDPA-DC co-hosted 2019’s annual Tech+Media Reception

WASHINGTON — National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC) wrapped up a phenomenal decade highlighting Industry and Civil Rights icons in tech and media.

DSC_5520Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry executives and BDPA-DC honored new Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2019, The Washington Informer’s 55th Anniversary, the H.O.P.E. Project DMV’s 10th Anniversary, BDPA-DC’s Member of The Year, and 2019’s National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) coding champions from the National Capital Region.

After the annual Tech + Media Reception, the 2019 Annual Community Technology Awards and Holiday Soirée was co-hosted by Samsung


Electronics USA and BDPA-DC inside Samsung’s Washington Executive Briefing Center on Capitol Hill.

Following the ceremony, BDPA-DC’s National Coding Champions, BDPA Student Members, and Community Technology Award winners were treated to a private tour in side Samsung’s Future Center.

A complete list of this year’s award recipients is available from a previous article produced by bdpatoday.

— Source:  BDPA-DC
(Cover) JROTC Cadets from Washington’s Dunbar High School served as chaperones while joining their peers for Community Service hours during for this year’s annual event . (Top) Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. presents BDPA-DC’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher, The Washington Informer.  (Above) BDPA Student Members visit Samsung’s Future Center on a special facility tour.  —  photos © 2019 Roy Lewis

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