Monday, June 25, 2012

YouTube, 6/25/2012 (Felicia Jones)

CHOZEN AWARDS Entrepreneur and Tech Talk at Microsoft Store. Presented by The Raphael Baker Agency the CHOZEN AWARDS Interactive Live Stream and Founder's Therapy welcomes the Black Founders to Atlanta in tech style. Watch as CNN Contributor Clyde Anderson speaks to BDPA Atlanta chapter president Felicia Jones, ShockTheory Interactive founder Sonja N. Williams and CEO Yalanda Lattimore.

Here is the link to this YouTube video.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

IT-oLogy Blog, 6/21/2012 (BDPA Greater Columbia)

BDPA Greater Columbia Chapter to Host Regional Competition. High School students will demonstrate their STEM skills at the 2012 BDPA Southeast Regional High School Computer Competition and IT Showcase. The competition will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, at IT-oLogy, a local sponsor of the event. BDPA Greater Columbia chapter will host the event, with participants arriving in South Carolina from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and Washington, DC. The regional competition is a warm-up for the national HSCC and IT Showcase championships held August 1-4, 2012 at the National BDPA Technology Conference in Baltimore, MD.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Triangle Tribune, 6/20/2012 (Justin Harris)

Teen Envisions Professional Network for Peers. As a young child, Justin Harris began his road to entrepreneurship with his first Kool-Aid stand. He later developed a website to market his business and by age 13, he realized he was an entrepreneur. Justin, now 15, won the Spark Opportunity Challenge, a competition that asks young people to share their ideas on how to create local jobs and opportunities for youth. He won for his idea to create Envision - the world’s first professional social network for teenage entrepreneurs – to build teams, collaborate on business ideas and raise funds.

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NOTE: Justin is a member of our BDPA Triangle chapter.

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, 6/20/2012 (Dorothy Richburg)

CEO Richburg Credits Business Success to Encouragement from Others. Sitting down to talk to Dorothy Richburg is like being with a friend. She’s so warm and kind, it’s easy to forget she’s one of the most influential women in the Twin Cities. Richburg is founder and president of KCS, a Maplewood-based information technology solutions company that she and her husband Joe started 25 years ago. The company employs more than 165 people, does business in seven states, and has numerous clients, including several of Minnesota’s largest employers such as General Mills, 3M Company and Medtronics.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012, 6/17/2012 (BDPA New York)

Len Leach
Vice President of Information Technology and Services for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) to Present at Microsoft for BDPA New York Chapter. BDPA New York announced today that Len Leach, Vice President of Information Technology and Services for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), will provide critical technology tips for BDPA New York members, small business owners, and technology enthusiasts at their upcoming professional development meeting. The Student Information Technology Education Scholarship (SITES) program, which consists of the IT Showcase and High School Computer Competition (HSCC) will also be highlighted at this program meeting.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Middletown Press, 6/13/2012 (Matthew Lampkin)

Middlesex Community College Computer Club Receives Computer Donations From Area Companies. The student-run Computer Club at Middlesex Community College is the recipient of two separate computer donations, according to a press release issued by the college Tuesday. Donations were made by Computer Sciences Corp. of East Hartford and SPX Precision Components of Newington. Computer Sciences Corp. donated 20 laptop computers and five desktop computers, after participating in a networking event hosted by the computer club. Matthew Lampkin, president of the BDPA Hartford chapter, a supporter of the club, organized the outreach event for the club.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Diversity/Careers, 6/1/2012 (Monique Berry, Janice Coleman, 2012 BDPA Conference)

BDPA Comes Up With Great Plans Once Again. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) has plans to "transform the IT pro" at its thirty-fourth annual technology conference, to be held August 1-4 at the Hilton Baltimore in the city's Inner Harbor downtown.
"We will be focusing on professional development, moving people to the next level," explains BDPA president Monique Berry, an IT pro at mutual fund company Vanguard (Malvern, PA). "And we want to fill the STEM pipeline by graduating the next generation of STEM professionals."

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