Monday, August 31, 2009

MOBeamer, 8/31/2009 (BDPA Charlotte)


My High School Programmers. On August 7th, 2009, 3 freshman and 2 sophomore students from Charlotte, NC faced a field of programmers. They made up the youngest team of African American students that competed in this years Annual BDPA High School Computer Competition. Regardless of age they had intentions of winning and they represented Charlotte very well, placing in the top 10 teams nationwide...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sys-Con Media, 8/25/2009 (Frank Shines)


NFL Star to Keynote BDPA Tampa Bay At-Risk Youth Charity Event, Sep 12, 2009. The BDPA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter in conjunction with Computer Mentors Group Inc, (CMG) and Lives Under Construction (LUC) is planning its first youth charity awards breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The event, to support the training and motivation of underprivileged Tampa Bay youth in computer technology, entrepreneurship...

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Monday, August 24, 2009

University of Minnesota, 8/24/2009 (Adwait Walimbe, Daniel Sheppard, Yaa Kwansa, James Arama, Ahmed Mahamad)


Rochester Area Students Win Third Straight National Competition. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Southern Minnesota Chapter won for the third year in a row at the National High School Computer Competition that was held in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 4th thru August 8th. The team competed against 22 other teams from much larger cities across the nation including Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York. The Southern Minnesota team, now having won the last four out of the five years, ranged in age from 14-18 and included students throughout the Rochester area school district.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Maddux Press, 8/21/2009 (Frank Shines, Manish Kharod, Paddy O'Brien, Tony McClay)


The Mentor Report – Computer Mentors August Newsletter. Last we I was able to travel to Raleigh NC for the National BDPA Conference. I went as part of a marketing campaign to promote our Tech Teen curriculum (“Smart Charlie”). I’ll have to admit that “Charlie” didn’t do that well, but I also was able to be there to support the team of youth that represented the BDPA Greater Tampa Bay chapter in the High School Computer Competition. I want to thank Frank Shines, BDPA chapter president, Manish Kharod and Patrick “Paddy” O’Brien, trainers, and especially Antony “Tony” McClay, trainer and chaperone for the trip to Raleigh. But the biggest congratulations have to go to the students for the way that they proudly and represented the Tampa Bay area. We were represented by our team leader Rhys Campbell (Junior – Home School and Tampa Bay Technology High School), Daniel Grant (CMG student and Sophomore at Steinbrenner High School), and Ayele Gibson (CMG student and Freshman at Middleton High School). They really represented themselves, BDPA Tampa, Computer Mentors, and all of you who helped support the trip with your time and contributions...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

WiredBranch Media, 8/13/2009 (Denise Tawwab)

“Social Media for Business” at BDPA Convention. To all the students who attended the “Social Media for Business” workshop at BDPA convention in Raleigh today, I had fun and appreciated all of your input and perspective on how you are using social media in your lives.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

YouTube, 8/10/2009 (2009 BDPA Conference)





This is a video review of the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Raleigh, NC. Video produced by Kevin Jones (Visual Propaganda).

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SlideShare, 8/5/2009 (2009 BDPA Conference)

These are the presentations made at the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Raleigh NC.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, 8/1/2009 (Joe McMahon, Rosalind Shaffer, Matthew Harvey)

Joe McMahon, Matthew Harvey, Rosalind Shaffer
BDPA Epsilon Awards Announced. The National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) named three IT pros to receive its individual Epsilon awards for 2009. The awards are presented annually to IT pros who exemplify excellence among blacks in the industry. The career achievement award went to Joe McMahon, Sabre Systems; Rosalind Shaffer of Eli Lilly received the professional achievement award; and Matthew Harvey, also of Lilly, was recognized for his community service. The Epsilon awards were presented at the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Read the original article in Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology.