Thursday, October 27, 2011

Salisbury Post, 10/27/2011 (Damein Greatheart, Kenneth Lennon, Milton Pearson, Trevor Stuart, John Thomas)

Grant Seeks to Get More High School Girls Interested in Technology. It’s no secret that there aren’t enough women in the technology field.

But Livingstone College hopes to change that.

The college’s Black Data Processing Associates chapter, or BDPA, has been awarded a $500 grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology to raise awareness and interest in technology among high school girls. The grant’s official name is Return Path Student Seed Fund.

Read the rest of the Salisbury Post article.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rochest Post-Bulletin, 10/24/2011 (BDPA Southern Minnesota)

Business Networking and Educational Opportunities. AM Espresso, a monthly business networking breakfast event sponsored by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, will run from 7:30 a.m to 9 a.m. on November 4th at 3050 Superior Drive 1900 Ballington Boulevard N.W. in Rochester. The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) of Southern Minnesota are The Homestead is hosting this month's gathering.

Soulclap to the Rochester Post-Bulletin for sharing this event information.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Temple News, 10/2/2011 (Brianna Edwards)

People You Should Know: Brianna Edwards. Not to be overshadowed by the endless number of organizations at Main Campus is the Queer Student Union, which is deeply involved in the GLBT community both inside and outside of Temple. Sophomore advertising major Brianna Edwards holds the position of QSU president and is hoping the organization has an extremely successful year. The Temple News sat down with Edwards to talk about her involvement in QSU and what events organization members have planned for the school year and about National Coming Out Week.

Read the rest of the Temple News interview with Brianna.


NOTE: Brianna Edwards participated in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 national BDPA High School Computer Competition championships as a member of teams trained by BDPA Philadelphia chapter.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Diversity/Careers Magaine, 10/1/2011 (2011 BDPA Conference)

BDPA Career Fair: The GPS of Future Technologists.  BDPA held its thirty-third national technology conference in Chicago this past August, drawing attendees from chapters across the United States.  They were joined by a roster of top technology companies and organizations in a powerful two-day career fair.

Read the full Diversity/Careers article and enjoy over two-dozen photos from the conference.

Diversity/Careers Magaine, 10/1/2011 (Pamela Sexton)

2011 BDPA Conference Offers Guidance & Inspiration. The thirty-third annual national BDPA technology conference and career fair brought more than 700 IT pros, students and corporate supporters together in Chicago this summer. They spent four days attending seminars, panel discussions and awards presentations, and of course they also enjoyed plenty of opportunities for networking.

The conference's Chicago location drew attendees from chapters across the country, as well as a surge of last-minute interest from local job seekers and companies, says conference director Pamela Sexton, an IT exec at HSBC Bank and president of the host Chicago chapter.

Read the rest of the Diversity/Careers article.