Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Earth Times, 8/26/08 (Health Care Service Corporation, Will Bundy, Brian Hedberg, Denise Holland)

Health Care Service Corporation Named Best Company for Blacks in Technology. Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) has been named the best place in the country for blacks in technology. The prestigious Epsilon Award is given annually by the National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and WorkplaceDiversity.com. Finalists for the award included top companies such as Allstate, Merck, State Farm, Wal-Mart, WellPoint and Wells Fargo Bank...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/19/08 (Nat Calvert, Yaa Kwansa, Ahmed Mahamad, Lauren Pemberton, Kunle Roberts, Adwait Walimbe)

Student Programming Team Brings Home Another Win. Call it a dynasty. Five Rochester students recently returned from Atlanta, where they won a national computer programming competition earlier this month -- the third time since 2005 the group has won and the sixth time since 2003 they have reached at least second place.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

KTTC Rochester, 8/10/08 (Zack Garbow)

BDPA National Competition. A few other local high school students have reason to brag this afternoon.Five students from the Black Data Processing Associates traveled to Atlanta, Georgia this past week for the National BDPA High School Computer Competition. The group returned to Rochester today...

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

AAUW of North Carolina, 8/9/2008 (BDPA Charlotte)

What is the state STEM project? Local AAUW Branches, High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem and the Girl Scouts – Tarheel Triad Council, Inc., have created a partnership to pilot “IT TECHS.” The purpose of the project is to encourage high school girls to not only become aware of careers in Information Technology (IT), but to do directed “hands on” skill building activities. The project will be open to girls who reside in the Piedmont-Triad area. The sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for 8 weeks (on alternate Saturdays beginning in October 2008). Advanced classes will be available for those who qualify, culminating in competition in May 2009. Sessions will be directed by the BDPA Charlotte which is composed of IT managers, executives, consultants, web developers, and programmers.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

YouTube, 8/6/2008 (Mario Armstrong, Denise Holland)

Denise Holland * National BDPA President (2008-2009). Denise Holland is the national BDPA president. In this interview she shares her thoughts on the 30th annual BDPA Technology Conference as well as insights for young people. The interview is conducted by Mario Armstrong.

The video produced by Kevin Jones (Visual Propaganda)