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"Inspiring our youth to pursue technology careers"



Blacks Gone Geek has a Fan Page on Facebook. Become a fan and stay up-to-date with the latest news on technology programs, scholarships, internships, conferences, and other events helping students to succeed in technology careers.



You’ve completed your high school tech program and you’re feeling good, but now you’re wondering,




Blacks Gone Geek exists to connect technology professionals everywhere with others who work, study and live around them. We are joined together by our common interest to promote careers in technology.


This global initiative serves as a catalyst for change by providing a platform for telling people in our network about career opportunities, technology conferences, computer competitions, college scholarships, technology programs, summer internships, and much much more. We call this “keepin’ IT real”.


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BDPA Youth Programs


Your Future in IT Starts Today



Featured Curriculum - The Exploring Computer Science Curriculum

100 Incredible Open Courses for the Ultimate Tech Geek


Exploring Computer Science Curriculum Now Available!


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The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines.

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70+ Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships with Late Fall Deadlines‏

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National Engineering Design Challenge Registration Opens September 1st

Labs Are Vital™ Announces Winners of 2009 National Video Contest to Highlight Careers in Lab Sciences

National Engineers Week Foundation - Future City Competition

IBM Master the Mainframe Contest

Dell Social Innovation Competition


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Michigan Engineering -


Chicago Academy of Advanced Technology (CAAT)

 CAAT is a new Chicago public high school designed and led by the Center for Polytechnical Education, with strong support from private sector technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Students learn through practical, hands-on experience, mentorship and a curriculum infused with 21st century skills and an aptitude to succeed.


Purdue Research Opportunity Program

Southern Illinois University - Mentoring Program Model - Cynthia Sims

Southern Illinois University - Mentoring Program Launch

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?

Central Dallas Ministries After School Program

Digital Connectors - One Economy


Digital Connectors at Central Dallas Ministries: Meet Tameshia Ridge


Digital Connectors Club


Comcast, One Economy Rollout National Digital Connectors Program in 22 Locations, Increasing Digital Literacy Skills, Leadership Training and Digital Community Service



Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)

BETF Youtube Program

Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)

Illinois Technology Foundation

Empowering Leadership Alliance

Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)

Coalition of Diversity Computing

African American Researchers in Computing Science (AARCS)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

The PhD Project

The PhD Project on Facebook

BDPA Chicago Student Empowerment Retreat


ICT Service Trip North Carolina USA

August 9, 2009: Over seventy five youth from Illinois and North Carolina unite to achieve the common goal of delivering working computers to five North Carolina communities.

T.A.G.S. (Technically Inspiring Global Students) Summer Camp 2010

High schoolers to get glimpse of technology careers at annual Vision camp March 26-28 at Purdue University


Management and Technology Summer Institute -


Links to the Best Summer Programs


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