BDPA Foundation

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Oct/Nov 2007 (National BDPA)

A capital time in the nation’s capitol. The 2007 national technology conference of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) in Washington, DC had something for everyone: youth activities and competitions, high-powered technical seminars, career-building panel discussions and wonderful networking opportunities. Corporate sponsors were recognized at several events, and the conference wound up with a well-attended two-day career fair and a gala banquet.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CIO, 10/24/2007 (BDPA)

CIO Succession Planning Made Simple. Finding the new you is never easy. But when you're global CIO of a $US14 billion company, some would argue, it's a fiduciary responsibility to figure out who will succeed you when you retire. That's what June Drewry, global CIO of The Chubb Corp, says. And she's thought about succession planning almost since the day in October 2005 when she arrived at Chubb from rival Aon Corp.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Aug/Oct 2007 (Angela White-Parker)

LA techie Angela White-Parker is a "phenomenal woman" Angela White-Parker was one of five recipients of the 2007 Phenomenal Women award given by the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles. The award recognizes women for professional achievements and community service...

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Pepperdine University, 9/1/2007 (Kai Dupe)

Student Computer Club: A Growing Community Beyond Borders. Since its inception in 2004, the continued growth of ACM Pepperdine has been due to the support and dedication of our members, founders, and officers. These include current officers Bardia Behravesh, Cathleen Deckers, Kai Dupe, Linda Eller, Jeff Lee, Lee Parmenter, Theresa Stanley, and Tammy Stephens; past presidents Mike Castaneda (04-05) and Tina Sartori (05-06); and incoming president Stacey Kizer (07-08). In addition to regular meetings on Malibu Island in Second Life, the group of officers plans local events and provides connections to resources and opportunities through the larger ACM organization.

Read the full Pepperdine University article here.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

UMC News, 8/23/2007 (Delano Robinson, Lorenzo Marshall)

Delano Robinson Wins College IT Showcase. Delano Robinson, of Bloomington, Ill., recently earned 1st Place in the college division of the IT Showcase held in conjunction with the 29th annual National BDPA Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Robinson was the best of five college students that participated in division of the IT Showcase as determined by the judges. The BDPA IT Showcase was sponsored by IBM and Eli Lilly & Company. Elmer Corbin (IBM) and Tim Coleman (Eli Lilly) shared comments with the students during the award ceremony.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SlideShare, 8/14/2007 (Kai Dupe)

An Introduction to Second Life. Kai Dupe gave this presentation at the 2007 National BDPA conference in Washington DC. Second Life is a 3-D virtual world. It is entirely built and owned by its players known as residents. Since its inception in 2003, it has exploded in popularity and currently boasts upwards of six million residents. Among its residents are educators who are exploring the possibilities of digital literacies. The critical dimension of literacy is the basis for ensuring individuals are not merely able to participate in some existing literacy and make meanings within in, but also that, in various ways, they are able to transform and actively produce it. This presentation explores the possibilities of a digital/virtual learning environment. Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing this delivery mechanism as well as the techniques needed for effective delivery will be discussed.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/7/2007 (Derek Griffin, Jahon Horton, Lanita Russell, Antonio Watson)

Area Students Head North for Contest. Three Chattanooga high school students will participate in a national data processing competition sponsored by the Black Data Processing Associates based in Greenbelt, MD. The High School Computer Competition will be held in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 15 through Aug. 18, said Lanita Russell, public relations director for the Chattanooga chapter of the BDPA.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

YouTube, 8/5/2007 (Perry Carter, Donna Woodall)

BDPA and Microsoft Local News Interview (2007 NBDPA Conference Washington, D.C.). Donna Woodall of Microsoft and Perry Carter, NBDPA's Host Chapter President are interviewed by News Channel 8's News Talk host, Bruce DePuyt.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

YouTube, 8/1/2007 (Gina Billings, Sharrane Morton)

BDPA (DC) ITAV Pilot interview featuring Women CEOs of Technology Organizations. Ms. Sharrarne Morton, CEO of Morton Media, interviews Ms. Gina Billings, National BDPA President and Ms. Lisa Harbour-Carter, President and CEO of Wynnewood Technologies, prior to the 2007 National BDPA Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 8/1/2007 (Clifford Lowe)

Kids' Programs. Free Concert: BDPA Pittsburgh Chapter Presents Ahveekhy.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, June/July 2007 (Gina Billings, Chiji Ohayia, Anita Vega)

BDPA goes global at 2007 national conference. 'Global strategy for the IT professional" is the theme of the twenty-ninth annual conference of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), the national organization that works to advance the careers of African American IT pros...

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Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5/12/2007 (Irma Pittman)

Corporate Sponsor PSEG Donates Computers for BDPA-NJ's' Families in Technology 'Day. Today Newark students and their families gathered at the Science Park High School in Newark, where PSEG co-sponsored the 4th Annual Families in Technology (FIT) Day...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, April/May 2007 (Javelin Lawrence)

Insurance Firms' Drive for Innovation Boosts the Role of the IT Pro. At State Farm Insurance Co (Bloomington, IL), Javelin Lawrence works in data and info strategies as a system analyst. She supports and services the front end of a tool to improve the productivity of product model developers. "I work with a team of analysts who are supporting and servicing a very complex application," she says. Lawrence also coordinates the local high school computer camp for BDPA and teaches at the camp. "In 2006 our kids placed fifth in the country," she says proudly.

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Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, April/May 2007 (Dele Oladapo)

Dele Oladapo is VP of IS at Prudential Financial. Oladapo appreciates the mentoring support he gets at Prudential, especially from Barbara Koster, SVP and CIO, whose management team has helped him through special projects. He's also a member of Prudential's Black Leadership Forum, the New Jersey chapter of BDPA, the NextGen Network of the Executive Leadership Council and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

WIS News 10, 1/19/2007 (BDPA Greater Columbia)

Computer Classes at Midlands Tech Welcoming High Schoolers. Registration starts Saturday for the 2007 BDPA High School Computer Training Program at Midlands Technical College's Northeast Campus.

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