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Seeking visionary, though leaders to join BDPA who will bring other dedicated people to the boardroom!

Learn more about BDPA Milwaukee!

a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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Upcoming Events

  • Organizer Training | NAACP x Groundwork Project  (1)
    Organizer Training | NAACP x Groundwork Project  (1)
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 12
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    Jun 12, 2024, 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    Jun 12, 2024, 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    The Organizing Accelerator is a training, mentoring and networking fellowship program for emerging grassroots organizers, community organizers, campaigners, social justice advocates, and civil rights leaders.
  • Karaoke for Fun! JUNE 21ST, 2024 @5PM
    Karaoke for Fun! JUNE 21ST, 2024 @5PM
    Fri, Jun 21
    Rise & Grind
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rise & Grind, 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rise & Grind, 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Join us for a fun night of karaoke! Celebrate, network, and enjoy great music with fellow Blacks in Tech. June 21, 2024, 5-9 PM, Milwaukee. Don’t miss it!
  • Organizer Training | NAACP x Groundwork Project
    Organizer Training | NAACP x Groundwork Project
    Mon, Jun 10
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    Jun 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:56 AM
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    Jun 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:56 AM
    theorganizingaccelerator.org
    The Organizing Accelerator is a training, mentoring and networking fellowship program for emerging grassroots organizers, community organizers, campaigners, social justice advocates, and civil rights leaders.
  • Mental Health in the Black Community | Join in the Discussion
    Mental Health in the Black Community | Join in the Discussion
    Sat, Jan 27
    St. Matthew CME
    Jan 27, 2024, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    St. Matthew CME, 2944 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53206, USA
    Jan 27, 2024, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    St. Matthew CME, 2944 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53206, USA
    Saturday, Jan. 27th @ 8 am FREE BREAKFAST
  • HIGH SCHOOL CODING COMPETITION 2024
    HIGH SCHOOL CODING COMPETITION 2024
    Sat, Jan 20
    We Energies STEM Center at MSOE
    Jan 20, 2024, 7:00 PM
    We Energies STEM Center at MSOE, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 7:00 PM
    We Energies STEM Center at MSOE, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Sign Up, Today!
  • Community Brainstorming Conference | Cultivation Event on Wednesday, Dec. 6th
    Community Brainstorming Conference | Cultivation Event on Wednesday, Dec. 6th
    Wed, Dec 06
    The Collective At Bayshore
    Dec 06, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Collective At Bayshore, 5700 N Bayshore Dr, Glendale, WI 53217, USA
    Dec 06, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Collective At Bayshore, 5700 N Bayshore Dr, Glendale, WI 53217, USA
    Light Refreshments will be provided.
  • November 4th Membership and HSCC Meeting
    November 4th Membership and HSCC Meeting
    Sat, Nov 04
    MSOE: WE Energies STEM Center
    Nov 04, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    MSOE: WE Energies STEM Center, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Nov 04, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    MSOE: WE Energies STEM Center, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Meet last year's participants | View MSOE's STEM Training Facility | Register for the 2024 Program in January
  • Tech & Career Talk   Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and its Connection to Data/IT Professionals.
    Tech & Career Talk   Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and its Connection to Data/IT Professionals.
    Oct 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    On ZOOM
    Discussion on ESG and how computer technology can help lead climate change and social justice.
  • SD-Foundation: The Legacy Gala Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree
    SD-Foundation: The Legacy Gala Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree
    Sat, Sep 16
    HYATT REGENCY
    Sep 16, 2023, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    HYATT REGENCY , 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
    Sep 16, 2023, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    HYATT REGENCY , 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
    The Social Development Foundation’s Annual Legacy Gala is an elegant evening to honor individuals in the Milwaukee community who have made a significant impact for those living in poverty. During the first inaugural event, we honored the late legend Don Sykes.
  • Annual BDPA Founders Reception
    Annual BDPA Founders Reception
    Sat, Aug 19
    Atlanta
    Aug 19, 2023, 3:30 PM
    Atlanta, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Aug 19, 2023, 3:30 PM
    Atlanta, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    August 19th Atlanta, Georgia
  • BDPA Mixer!
    BDPA Mixer!
    Thu, Aug 17
    Park Bar
    Aug 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Park Bar, 150 Walton St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Aug 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Park Bar, 150 Walton St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Sponsored by Molson Coors | August 17 **Guests must be 21 yrs and older to attend**
  • 45th Annual NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE
    45th Annual NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE
    Thu, Aug 17
    Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
    Aug 17, 2023, 7:00 AM – Aug 19, 2023, 11:00 PM
    Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Aug 17, 2023, 7:00 AM – Aug 19, 2023, 11:00 PM
    Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    FUTURE NOW | ATLANTA, GA August 17-19, 2023 JOIN US!
  • High School Coding Competition 2023 - Saturdays @ MSOE Stem Center
    High School Coding Competition 2023 - Saturdays @ MSOE Stem Center
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 12
    Milwaukee
    Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 1444 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Learn how to Code - Every Saturday 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 1p.m.
  • Cybersecurity with Ted Jordan, M.S CISSP CSSLP CEH CySA Sec Linux (1)
    Cybersecurity with Ted Jordan, M.S CISSP CSSLP CEH CySA Sec Linux (1)
    Fri, Jun 09
    Virtual Event
    Jun 09, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jun 09, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Virtual Event
    HOSTED BY THE BDPA MILWAUKEE CHAPTER! What's up with all this Cybersecurity Talk? Learn the ropes from the expert - Ted Jordan, M.S CISSP CSSLP CEH CySA Sec Linux
  • Milwaukee: Free Classes on simple path to Big Data & Cloud expertise
    Milwaukee: Free Classes on simple path to Big Data & Cloud expertise
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 07
    ON ZOOM
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    ON ZOOM
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    ON ZOOM
    Location Online-Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/87893240431?pwd=M0FWOVF2TkJOdDZNU21qa0d3MFFXZz09
  • Learn about Chat GPT and how it may change the world!
    Learn about Chat GPT and how it may change the world!
    Fri, Apr 07
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2723147791
    Apr 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2723147791
    Apr 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2723147791
    We’ll briefly talk about the potential effect this technology will have on the job market. Those attending will participate in creating an active example of how ChatGPT and Colossyan can be used.
  • Mental Health in the Black Community
    Mental Health in the Black Community
    Sat, Mar 04
    Milwaukee
    Mar 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 1442 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
    Mar 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 1442 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
    Join us for a discussion of effective approaches to addressing mental health in Milwaukee’s Black community.
  • BDPA Milwaukee Meeting @ Molson Coors Beverage Company
    BDPA Milwaukee Meeting @ Molson Coors Beverage Company
    Tue, Feb 14
    Molson Coors
    Feb 14, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Molson Coors, 3939 W Highland Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Feb 14, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Molson Coors, 3939 W Highland Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 5:30 p.m. | featuring Mr. Timothy Butts the BDPA National Vice President IN PERSON MEETING at 3939 W. Highland Blvd, Milwaukee, WI Virtual Attendees - welcome!
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Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), Milwaukee Chapter, is committed to supporting the national initiative of ensuring diverse representation in the IT field.

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MEMBER ACTIVITIES

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Professional Development 

Together we learn and grow! At the BDPA Milwaukee, each member is encouraged to "take the platform" and share their expertise with the other members and the African American technology community at large.

Networking &
Socials

Turn it up!  Come out to the BDPA Milwaukee's quarterly Meet-and-Greets.  Join in a casual exchange with other professional minded IT individuals in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Our Members come from diverse industries and have a collection of mind blowing talent.

Leadership Development

Develop career advancing leadership skills from people who care about your future. Maximize the career-boosting value of your BDPA membership by participating in volunteer opportunities that match your professional goals and strengthen your existing skills. 

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Youth Education 
 

Involvement in the Professional Development, High School Coding Competition (HSCC), and Mentoring programs allows you to aid in the personal and professional development of African Americans while raising awareness of issues affecting technology professionals.

 

Each year, starting in January/February, the BDPA trains local high school students on the fundamentals of coding and life skills. In addition, the BDPA provides professional growth opportunities for college students and adult professionals through the local chapter's professional development and social networking.  All participants are then invited to our national conference and the bi-weekly Career and Tech Talks hosted by the National BDPA.

Building the Next Generation of Tech Experts!

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