12 Area Students Win Achievement Awards. A dozen high school students from the Charlotte area have been named winners of Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are among about 800 national winners of the awards, given to top African American high school seniors. The awards total more than $2 million and are financed by grants from 29 corporate and professional organizations. This year’s Achievement Scholarship winners from the area include:
Cabarrus County: Nicole Hoffler, Cox Mill High (plans to study information technology).
[NOTE: Nicole is a 4-time member of the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team trained by BDPA Charlotte chapter]
BDPA Student Showcase. For the past 3 months, a dedicated group of middle and high school students have been hard at work to design and produce interactive games, developing and exploring their skills that can lead to a career in information technology. The Black Data Processing Associates local chapter supports and leads the 2012 High School Computer Training Program every Saturday from January to April. This group of students will be showcasing their projects, along with robotic demonstrations by Keenan High School and Lake Marion High School and Technology Center, this Saturday at IT-oLogy. Other participants include Holly Hill – Roberts Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Magnet School, St. James-Gaillard Elementary School and Forest Lake Elementary School.
BDPA Showcase - Awesome Students! For the past year, I have been hearing about a group of dedicated high school students participating in the High School Computer Training Program through the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). This group of students (and awesome volunteers) are at IT-oLogy every single Saturday during the school year working on IT-related projects and preparing for the national competition.
SharePoint Crash Course webinar with BDPA Atlanta. On Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm EST, I’ll be delivering an online webinar for the Atlanta chapter of the BDPA as part of their Tech Talks series. I’ve got 90-minutes to give a crash course to attendees on everything that is the wonderful world of SharePoint – that’s right, from calendars to content types, from lists to libraries, from RBS to BCS.
My intent is do a 60-minute lap around the “wheel”, then wrap up with some live demo of solutions that attendees can do as soon as they get back to their office or friendly-neighborhood VPN. Q&A will also be included.