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Black Data Processing Associates of Southern Minnesota

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Organization: Black Data Processing Associates of Southern Minnesota

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in the fields of information technology, computer science and related S.T.E.M fields. Members are actively engaged in serving the community through outreach and charting the future of the IT industry.

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Mentoring ; STEM ; Technology Enablement ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: African American ; Individual ; Computer Literacy ; STEM ; Technology Enablement

DMC Impact: Learning Environment

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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Global Technovation Challenge


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Isolated Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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