Gloria Cressler, Trump Bar, Apr 20, Renetta English. TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Renetta English at the World Bar in the Trump Tower at 845 United Nations Plaza. They discuss technology, social networks and BDPA New York chapter.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF), a nonprofit organization made up of racially diverse CEOs and executive level management who promote educational programs for students of color in the information technology industry, announced new officers and members of its board of directors. BETF members re-elected Earl A. Pace, Jr., President/CEO for Pace Data Systems as the new board chairman. John Eckenrode, CEO for CPSI Inc. elected to serve as the board secretary. Ron Branch, President/CEO for Silverback Business Group was elected as a new board member.
‘Tech Saturdays’ At Rutgers University, Newark, Will Teach Computer Skills, Provide PCs, To Families. An innovative community partnership between Rutgers University, Newark Public Schools and the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) New Jersey Chapter aims to bridge the digital divide for Newark young people and their families. The program will use a combination of hands-on computer instruction and access to the internet to reach Newark families who normally are technologically isolated, with no in-home access to computers or the internet.
Navigating the Nuances of Being a Black IT Professional. To the extent that it’s presumptuous for a middle-aged white guy to write a blog post about what it’s like to be an African American working in the IT profession, let me begin with a disclaimer that I don’t pretend to know. But I have befriended and been acquainted with enough Black IT pros to have gained some insights that are worth sharing.