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Data Sovereignty for Native Communities

Data Sovereignty for Native Communities

In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, a year dedicated to highlighting the Indigenous community’s history, culture, and traditions. As we learned at the 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard...

The impact of Tapia: Khalil Griffin’s story

The impact of Tapia: Khalil Griffin’s story

The year was 2015. Khalil Griffin was entering his senior year at Stanford University. As a computer science student, he had the opportunity to intern with Google on three different occasions. As he...

Hispanics in Computing group helps foster community

Hispanics in Computing group helps foster community

The rise of Hispanics in Computing When Dr. Jose Andre Morales traveled to College Station in 2008 for a three-day workshop geared towards providing guidance to minority groups who were going into...

2021 CMD-IT Innovation Challenge Award Winners

2021 CMD-IT Innovation Challenge Award Winners

Our Innovation Challenge Participants did not disappoint when it came to their projects. All of the projects were creative and could certainly impact various community. We do want to acknowledge all...

Tapia 2021 Doctoral Consortium Best Presentation

Tapia 2021 Doctoral Consortium Best Presentation

We want to thank all of our Doctoral Consortium participants for their wonderful work in presenting their research. A special thank you to all the judges that supported the PhD students and provided...

Tapia 2021 Post Award Winners

Tapia 2021 Post Award Winners

We want to congratulate all of our poster participants for a great job in presenting their poster this year. We also want to acknowledge all of our Poster Winners in both the Tapia 2021 Poster...

7 Moments from #Tapia2021 We Loved

7 Moments from #Tapia2021 We Loved

To our CMD-IT and Tapia community of sponsors and supporters: we did it!  Thanks to the support of so many, we were able to successfully host the 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of...

Timing of Tapia 2021 and Yom Kippur

Timing of Tapia 2021 and Yom Kippur

To our peers in the Jewish community: We deeply apologize for the conflict in scheduling of this year's Tapia Conference. Yom Kippur, which falls on day two of our event, is the Day of Atonement -...

Our Community Is Stronger Together

Our Community Is Stronger Together

CMD-IT stands for the Center of Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT. Our community is composed of people from the following groups: Black/African Americans, Indigenous/Native Americans,...

Ways We Can Fight Burnout

Ways We Can Fight Burnout

Mental health is essential and relevant in all industries, including ours. In our line of work, we are constantly working from various devices and developing multiple instruments and platforms.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? For many, the pandemic shed light on issues that weren’t apparent prior. We all had to adjust our way of living to adhere to the new “normal.”...

Celebrating Jerri Barrett

Celebrating Jerri Barrett

It was in 2016 in Austin, TX that Jerri Barrett helped CMD-IT with her first Tapia Conference. She was passionate about Tapia, giving toward its attendees, and offered new ideas and insight. For the past five years, Barrett has written press releases for CMD-IT, managed our newsletters and social media, and help us foster the safe, warm, and welcoming community we’re increasingly growing.

Google Cloud Supporting the NSF CISE-MSI Program

Google Cloud Supporting the NSF CISE-MSI Program

Google has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion (CISE-MSI Program)....

An Interview with Raja Kushnalgar, #Tapia2021 Academic Deputy Chair

An Interview with Raja Kushnalgar, #Tapia2021 Academic Deputy Chair

Raja Kushnalgar is the 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Academic Panels and Workshops Deputy Chair and the Director of the Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.. We spoke to Raja about his life and what he is looking forward to at #Tapia2021.

The Inspiring Women of Today and Tomorrow

The Inspiring Women of Today and Tomorrow

March is Women’s History Month, but why wait for one month out of the year to acknowledge and honor women when we can celebrate their achievements every day? This month and year-round, we celebrate...

Robert Parke, #Tapia2021 General Chair Interview

Robert Parke, #Tapia2021 General Chair Interview

Robert Parke is the 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing General Chair and a Senior Lecturer of Information Technology USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  Rob...

Career Fair Cancelled

Career Fair Cancelled

Based on the feedback from our community, we have determined that the current timing is not advantageous for the Career Fair. Therefore, the event scheduled February 3 – 4, 2021 has been CANCELLED.