22 December 2022

Happy Holidays and Appreciation to the CMD-IT Community

We had another great year of programming in 2022 to support our mission, to ensure our target communities – African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinx, Native Americans/Indigenous People and People with Disabilities – are engaged in computing. Here are some highlights from our work in 2022:


  • The four cohorts of the LEAP Alliance worked together to develop strategies to increase faculty diversity in the computing professoriate. 
  • We awarded UC Merced Applied Mathematics Professor Dr. Juan C. Meza the 2022 Richard Tapia Achievement Award for his efforts in fostering more inclusive scientific environments.
  • In collaboration with AccessComputing and CAHSI, we hosted our annual Academic Careers Workshop (ACW) in June, where academic mentors connected with participants from underrepresented communities in computing. 
  • Last but not least, we celebrated diversity in computing in-person for the first time since 2019 with 1,800 attendees at the 2022 Tapia Conference in Washington D.C. in September.
We hope you join us next year. Read on for the latest news and updates from our team and community. 

Your CMD-IT Updates

Become a Tapia 2023 Supporter. Join us in-person in Dallas, TX September 13-15 at The Gaylord Texan Resort. View the 2023 Prospectus and learn more about sponsorship opportunities here!

Become a Tapia Conference Reviewer. If you’re an academic, industry, or government professional, join us as a Tapia 2023 reviewer and help select impactful submissions to be presented at Tapia 2023. Sign up today!

Tapia 2023 Call for Participation opens January 9 – February 20, 2023. Get ready to submit for workshops, panels, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, posters, Doctoral Consortium and scholarships!

Tapia 2023 Resume Database opens for submissions January 9, 2023. The resume database will be open to all in the CMD-IT community.

Ways to Donate

We’re thankful for people like you who help move our mission forward. Please consider donating to CMD-IT in one of the following ways:

  • Amazon donates .5% of your eligible purchases to charitable organizations. When you choose CMD-IT on your Amazon Smile account, you allow what you buy to support us at no extra cost to you.
  • Donate to help contribute to a more diverse and inclusive tech and computing community:

Happy Holidays!

Our entire team at CMD-IT would like to wish you and your loved ones
Happy Holidays!