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Saturday, November 28, 2009

SlideShare, 11/28/2009 (BDPA Chicago)

This is 22-page portfolio from BDPA Chicago chapter. It describes the chapter's history, programs, services and corporate sponsorship opportunities.

This is a document that should be used as a 'best practice' by all other BDPA chapters!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

SlideShare, 11/21/2009 (John Malonson)

Using Google 'SITES'. This is slideshow used during presentation at the Nov 2009 program meeting hosted by BDPA Los Angeles chapter. The guest presenter was John Malonson (Raytheon).

Friday, November 20, 2009

iContact Community, 11/20/2009 (Markus Beamer, Julius Clark)

BDPA Charlotte Chapter Election Results. I am happy to announce that Markus Beamer, current VP of Strategy & Planning, was elected as the 2010-2011 President-Elect for BDPA Charlotte. Markus has been a dedicated member of the BDPA Charlotte family, most notably as trainer for the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) program. Markus has demonstrated a strong passion of educating the next generation of students and walks the talk of our creed; "Advancing Careers From the Classroom to the Boardroom". Markus is a rising leader in the IT industry who also has a tremendous passion for developing online video/strategy games in his spare time. Markus is a very talented individual and will serve the Charlotte community well.

Read the rest of the iContact Community announcement here.

Baltimore Business Journal, 11/20/2009 (John Eckenrode)

Maryland tech tax heroes go from political neophytes to savvy fundraisers. In 2007, Maryland’s information technology industry got its crash course in politics. Two years later, it’s the model student. A group of tech community leaders has organized a $1,000-per-head fundraiser for Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. The dinner event is scheduled for Dec. 1 in a private home. But organizers say it’s not about paying for political influence — just about keeping the ear of those who wield the power. “We’re not trying to buy support or votes,” said John Eckenrode, CEO of CPSI, an IT company in Catonsville. “We’re just trying to buy access so we can make our best case when legislation comes down the pike.”

NOTE: John Eckenrode is a member of BETF Board of Directors.

Read the rest of the Baltimore Business Journal article here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

YouTube, 11/17/2009 (Ken Wilson, Sylvia Calhoun, Darvel Geoge)

BDPA Cleveland Chapter Honors 2009 SITES Participants. This 3-part video was taken at Community Meeting hosted on 11/17/2009 by BDPA Cleveland chapter. This 3-part video features an introduction by the chapter president (Ken Wilson) as well as an overview of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program by the chapter coordinator (Sylvia Calhoun). Please note that the Oracle Scholarship is discussed in the 3rd video.

Part 1-of-3

Part 2-of-3

Part 3-of-3

Video Credit: Henry Ford

Monday, November 16, 2009, 11/16/2009 (Larry Quinlan)

Outsourcing Myths Have No Grounds, Says Deloitte CIO. Outsourcing as a practice remains strong, Larry Quinlan, CIO of professional-services provider Deloitte LLP, asserted during a keynote address at last week's Global Sourcing Forum and Expo in New York City. Despite his pro-outsourcing bent, however, Quinlan also acknowledged the arguments of those who feel that off-shoring is ultimately detrimental to the U.S. economy.

[NOTE: Larry Quinlan is a member of BETF board of directors]

Read the full article here.

Clemson Newsroom, 11/16/2009 (Juan Gilbert)

Clemson professor selected to 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology list. Human Centered Computing chairman Juan E. Gilbert has been selected to the 10th Annual 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology for his efforts in research, education and outreach.

This is a tremendous honor for me to be included the 50 Most Important list,” said Gilbert. “I am always looking for ways to inspire the interests of cultures that would not normally pursue computing so they might have a gateway to opportunity.”
Read the full Clemson Newsroom story here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Detroit Free Press, 11/12/2009 (Darryn Brundage-Forrest, Matthew Clark, Daniel Rothchild, Jourdan West)

IT Professionals to Honor Michigan High School Students. Students who participated in the Detroit chapter of Black Data Processing Associates’ high school training camp will see the fruits of months of hard work tonight when they are honored at a scholarship and education awards banquet at Compuware Corp. at 7 tonight. Matthew Clark, a senior at Cass Technical High School; Darryn Brundage-Forrest, a sophomore at Renaissance High School; Daniel Rothchild, a freshman at Pioneer High School, and Jourdan West, a freshman at Michigan State University, represented the chapter at the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh, N.C., in August. The team competed against more than 25 other chapters and won second place in Web design at the conference.

Read the rest of the Detroit Free Press article here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SlideShare, 11/11/2009 (Jesse Bemley, Frederick Smith III, Danna Sturdivant)

SITES Student Program Kickoff (No. Delaware). BDPA Northern Delaware chapter had a kickoff on November 11, 2009 to share information about their Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SlideShare, 11/10/2009 (Tom Ermolovich)

Can You Educate Someone To Be An Entrepreneur? BDPA Boston Metrowest Chapter featured Tom Ermolovich as their program meeting guest speaker in Nov 2009. Tom Ermolovich is an entrepreneur and senior engineering executive. Currently, he is the Online Program Director for the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization program at Northeastern University.

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 11/7/2009 (Juan Gilbert)

Grant to Clemson to fund software that is senior-friendly. Only about 35 percent of Americans 65 and older are Internet users, according to the Pew Research Center, and a Clemson University computer scientist thinks there’s a reason for that. In preliminary studies, older citizens found the use of a mouse and keyboard involved a large amount of hand-eye coordination and was “something of a hindrance,” said Juan Gilbert, a Clemson computer science professor. [NOTE: Juan is a member of BDPA Cincinnati chapter]

Read the full article here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

NSBE Alumni Arsenal, 11/1/2009 (Julius Clark)

Was Harriet Tubman a CISSP? This is my way to celebrate and honor the woman Harriet Tubman was. She is the African American woman I most admire for her courage and dedication to secure freedom for her people, despite the high risk of losing her life. My hope is that this work inspires and motivates minority students to pursue STEM careers, especially in Information Security.

Read the full NSBE Alumni Arsenal article here.