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Confirmed Guests: April 14, 2015

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is elated to announce that BDPA Washington DC HSCC coordinator, Lou Shack, will be our guest on the April 14th episode of the BDPA iRadio Show.

Lou Shack is the manager of the Technology Learning Center for Education & Training operated by the DC Courts.  Lou has been the lead instructor for the High School Computer Competition teams trained by BDPA Washington DC chapter for many years. Past teams that he's trained have won college scholarships, graduated with honors and taken home the gold medal from the national HSCC championship.

BDPA iRadio Show listeners would love to hear the 'lessons learned' by this HSCC instructor. We would also like to hear what he wants to see upgraded or changed as the HSCC moves forward into the future.

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BETF is thrilled to announce that BDPA founder Earl Pace, Jr. will be our guest on the April 14th episode of the BDPA iRadio Show.

Earl Pace, Jr. is the co-founder of National BDPA. BDPA has grown into the largest national professional organization representing people of African descent in the technology industry. We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of BDPA in 2015 ... and Earl remains the only person who has attended every single BDPA Technology Conference! He was the first-ever National BDPA president ... only 16 people have ever served in that role.

In 1997, he received the National Technical Association's National Technical Achiever Award as Computer Scientist of the Year. In 2001 and 2002, Black Money Magazine named him as one of the 50 Most Influential African Americans in Information Technology. In 2011 he was inducted into the CompTIA Information Technology Hall of Fame joining Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and others with this honor. In 2013 he was inducted into the BDPA Hall of Fame as one of its first inductees.

Within BDPA and on a broader national scale, Earl Pace has been a vocal advocate for business ownership. His primary message since starting BDPA has been that African Americans should strive to rise above "just a job" to membership on the Board of Directors and beyond that to owning and operating their own business. Earl continues to be very active in the business and education community in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD.

He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and pursued graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is married and has one daughter, one son and one granddaughter.

This is a unique opportunity to receive insights and an assessment from the man who originally had the vision to create BDPA.

You can (and should!) follow Earl on Twitter --> @BDPA_Founder

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