Saturday, November 15, 2008

TechColumbus, 11/15/2008 (BDPA Columbus)

HSCC Kick-off Meeting. Come out and join BDPA as we welcome the parents and students who are interested in the HSCC web development program. All members are encourage to attend this event. This is a great opportunity to learn about BDPA and the programs we provide.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Buckeye Soul, 11/10/2008 (BDPA Columbus)

Columbus BDPA High School Computer Competition 2009. Come out and join Columbus chapter of BDPA as we welcome the parents and students who are interested in the High School Computer Competition web development program. All members are encourage to attend this event. This is a great opportunity to learn about BDPA and the programs we provide.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Providence Journal, 11/4/08 (BDPA Rhode Island)

African American Community News. BDPA reception: Black Data Processing Associates of Rhode Island will hold its 4th annual Education and Scholarship Reception at 7 p.m. on Saturday, at Johnson & Wales Inn, 213 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, Mass. The keynote speaker will be Antonio DaSilva, Bank of America, senior vice president, RI consumer market executive. Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 11/1/2008 (S.Bridges, M.Haynes, D.Hebner, B.Hedberg, D.Holland, L.Holmes, D.Olivencia, E.Pace, R.Taylor-Nash, J.Weiss)

BDPA Rounds Out Its Third Decade. Atlanta, GA was the setting for the thirtieth annual national technology conference of BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates). The event featured a variety of workshops, panel discussions and technical sessions, and brought together African American IT pros from all parts of the country.

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Diversity/Careers in Information Technology, 11/1/2008 (Wayne Hicks, Karen Smith)


Financial IT: Tough Times Call for Sharp Skills. From bank tellers to bank presidents, the financial industry is going through rough times, says Wayne Hicks, executive director of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Foundation. But despite all the problems, Hicks notes, folks in financial IT are probably least affected by the downturn.

It’s important to ensure that your skill sets are as up to date as possible in case your institution is hit,” he advises. “If you’re working with proprietary systems, remember they may not translate well in the market, so be sure to brush up on your general skills as well. I’ve noticed at conferences that IT pros are using their networking skills much more than in prior years,” he adds.
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