Y2K and You. This is slideshow used during Nov 1999 program meeting hosted by BDPA Cincinnati chapter. The topic, "Year 2000 and You" was popular at the time. The presenter was Wayne Hicks. We learned a few months later that Y2K was much ado about nothing.
Microsoft, BDPA Reach Out to Minority Communities. When Kristi Torgrimson started participating in a computer training camp at Microsoft in preparation for a national high-school computer competition sponsored by Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), she was a pretty quiet kid. But it wasn't long before her instructors began to see changes in Kristi. Over the course of two summer sessions, she became more outgoing, more confident, and she even obtained a high-school internship at Microsoft. Kristi has twice been selected to be one of four students on the team representing the Seattle BDPA Chapter at the national competition. She still keeps in touch with one of her Microsoft instructors -- by e-mail, of course.
Microsoft Supports BDPA-DC. BDPA-DC, a chapter in the country's premier Information Technology organization - BDPA Information Technology Thought Leaders, announces the receipt of a significant software donation from Microsoft Corp. Through its Federal Systems division, Microsoft donated software valued more than $13,000. The donated software includes the latest version of its popular Microsoft Office 2000 suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet and graphics packages, as well as Microsoft Encarta Africana Reference Suite.
Information Technology, a Booming Career Now and into the Future. If you seek a career that offers plenty of intellectual stimulation, professional challenge and excellent earning potential, you need not look any further than Information Technology. Careers in Information Technology are "hot" and will continue to be in great demand well into the next century...
Linking diversity initiatives: a high-tech network in Seattle is causing a positive chain. "I think employers are comparing notes during the meetings, but it's happening on a very informal level," says Ann Robinson, an organizational advisor, people focus team for the computing and network operations of The Boeing Co. "It's not the main reason employers choose to get involved with the PTDN, but when you get several HR professionals together, they're bound to start talking about their work." Robinson also serves as a volunteer leader of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and says the different professional organizations have benefited from the PTDN in several different ways.
BDPA's goal: computer literacy for minority kids. Acting on the premise that African-American teenagers don't get enough exposure to computers, the local chapter of Black Data Processing Associates has taken matters into its own hands. The group is sponsoring a 12-week high school computer camp for minority students that will culminate in a regional competition at Bowling Green State University June 12.