Tuesday, December 6, 2005

HireStrategy, 12/6/2005 (Wayne Hicks)

Black IT Professionals Launch NoVa Chapter. The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) has launched a Northern Virginia chapter to help provide greater professional opportunities for information technology (IT) professionals in Northern Virginia...

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DigitalPlumbers, 12/6/2005 (Danielle Templeton, Dwight Hugget)


The 20 Year Milestone for BDPA's High School Computer Competition (HSCC). The competition marked the 20th year that BDPA has trained High School Students in computer programming. The HSCC is an opportunity for teams of high school students from BDPA chapters across the nation to compete for scholarships. The competition is designed to introduce students in grades 9 through 12 to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals. To achieve these ambitious goals the HSCC has evolved into a rigorous competition, comprising three distinct categories that include computer programming, oral questioning, and a written examination.

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Freddie Mac Pressroom, 12/6/2005 (Wayne Hicks)

Freddie Mac Houses New BDPA Nova Chapter. The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) recently launched an official Northern Virginia chapter to help provide greater professional opportunities for information technology (IT) professionals throughout the Northern Virginia corridor. As the founding sponsor, Freddie Mac will house the new local chapter at its McLean, Va., headquarters, and will host the chapter’s first meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Preceding the meeting, there will be a mini job fair for IT professionals from 4- 6:30 p.m.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Oct/Nov 2005 (Shirley Bridges)

Transportation technology: open roads, skies & opportunities. Folks in the transportation arena agree it's a wide-open field, especially for talented diverse techies...Shirley Bridges, senior VP and COO at Delta Technology, says her industry is "a great place to be in. The field is constantly changing. You don't have to worry about being bored!"

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Carolina Newswire, 9/19/2005 (Coretta Poole)

BDPA Triangle Chapter presents Dan Blue's Lessons in Excellence - Sept. 19. The Triangle Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) will host its September meeting here on September 19, 2005 at First Flight Venture Center from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. BDPA Triangle Chapter members and guests participate in monthly program meetings to develop business and professional skills while connecting with business leaders and technology innovators. The featured guest speaker will be Dan Blue, managing partner of the Thigpen, Blue, Stephens & Fellers law firm in Raleigh, NC.

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

WhatSay.com, 9/15/2005 (John Eckenrode, Denise Holland)

BDPA Supports Corporate Sponsor Efforts for Katrina Evacuees. CPSI, Corporate Professional Services, Inc., announced the need to fill 125 direct hire job opportunities with a major Maryland Corporation. CPSI is giving special focus to eligible dislocated workers to help in their recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina...

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Video: 2005 National BDPA Technology Conference



Compuware Press Room, 8/15/2005 (Wayne Hicks, Peter Karmanos)

Compuware Sponsors Black Data Processing Associates’ National Conference in Detroit. Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced that it is a Platinum sponsor of the 27th Annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Conference. This prestigious event will be held August 17-20 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The conference will attract more than 800 IT professionals, CIOs and entrepreneurs, as well as individuals wishing to engage in an IT career.

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

PRWeb, 8/13/2005 (2005 BDPA Conference)

BDPA 27th Annual Conference in Detroit Michgan, August 17 - 20, 2005 at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Be in the drivers seat of success at the 27th Annual National BDPA Conference this will be a world-class conference event to be held August 17 - 20, 2005 at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, in beautiful downtown Detroit, on the banks of the Detroit River...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Blackwell Consulting Services Press Room, 8/9/2005 (Robert Blackwell Sr., Wayne Hicks)

BDPA Names Robert Blackwell Sr. Honorary Co-Chairperson for 2005 Annual Conference. The national organization of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) announced that Robert (Bob) Blackwell Sr., Chief Executive Officer of Blackwell Consulting Services, the largest African-American owned IT and Management Consulting Services firm in the Midwest, has been named Honorary Co-Chairperson for the organization's annual conference to be held in Detroit, Michigan, August 17-20, 2005 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel...

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Friday, August 5, 2005

YouTube, 8/5/2005 (2005 BDPA Conference)

This is a panoramic review of the 2005 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Detroit MI.



I invite you to help name the BDPA students, members and leaders that you see in this video review.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Household HSBC Review, 7/18/2005 (HSBC)

National Black Data Processing Associates and HSBC. The National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) will present HSBC - North America with an award for being one of the Best Companies for Blacks in Technology at the 27th Annual National BDPA Conference to be held in Detroit next month. This is the third year that the Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Awards Program has assessed organizations for their workplace and career development climates for African Americans. For the second consecutive year HSBC - North America was one of six companies to receive the award from a group of 120 companies invited to participate.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Slideshare, 5/21/2005 (BDPA Cincinnati)

City of Cincinnati Proclamation. Now, Therefore, I, Charlie Luken, Mayor of the City of Cincinnati, do hereby proclaim May 21, 2005 to be BDPA CINCINNATI DAY, and urge all Cincinnatians to be aware of the contributions this organization makes to information technology professionals and to the education of Cincinnati's youth.

Monday, May 9, 2005

Triangle Business Journal, 5/9/2005 (BDPA Triangle)


Special Events Calendar. BDPA MEETING – May 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Dr. in RTP. The Triangle chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates group is having its monthly meeting. Lorraine Stephens will speak on "Tackle Technology and Win." For more information, visit http://www.bdpatriangle.org/.

This notice can be found here.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Apr/May 2005 (Monique Berry)

At Vanguard, the Diversity Commitment Keeps Growing. The Vanguard Group has increased its commitment to diversity during the decade. Senior company leaders oversee an ongoing effort to incorporate diversity awareness throughout the organization, says Allison Green, head of diversity for the company...

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Monday, February 28, 2005

Excelsior College Press Room, 2/28/2005 (Wayne Hicks, Jo-Ann Rolle

Excelsior College Named BDPA Educational Associate. Excelsior College has become an Educational Associate of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), a global member-focused technology organization with 50 local chapters and several thousand members across the U.S., and will provide increased opportunities for BDPA members to complete Information Technology (IT) degrees.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

YouTube, 2/1/2005 (Gina Billings, Steve Gutter, Frank Hill)

2005 BDPA Cincinnati High School Computer Camp. These are video clips from various parts of the 14-week computer camp hosted by BDPA Cincinnati chapter in 2005.




Here is link to this YouTube video clip.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Memphis Business Journal, 1/24/2005 (Joseph Taylor, Todd Green)

Data Pros Coach High Schoolers to National Victory. Anyone who voluntarily, without pay, spends five hours inside a classroom with 50-some teenagers each Saturday for six months -- including those sweet springtime Saturdays in late April and May -- deserves a payoff. Joseph Taylor and Todd Green got theirs last August.

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Saturday, January 1, 2005

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Dec 2004/Jan 2005 (Edward Jones)

At Edward Jones, Inclusion is a Business Strategy. The company recruits diverse tech professionals through the BDPA, NSBE, and Professional Women in Information Technology (PWIT), and at HBCUs and non-HBCU schools that have strong minority representation. It also has an in-house referral program and uses diversity-focused Web recruiting and career fairs...

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