Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Network Journal, 12/21/2010 (Greg Greenlee)

Professionals Network Digitally. Black Web sites have been hit or miss. Just think about the long list ... Damon Dash made a big splash with BlackSavvy.com to lukewarm reaction ... GlobalGrind, done by Russell Simmons via a venture capital deal, is hanging on. Then you have BET.com and theRoot.com (founded by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), neither of which is fully Black-owned ... There are sites for Black techies such as www.noiredigerati.com, though BlackGeeks.com is no more. But for the Black professionals, there are far and few between digital outlets such as BlackPlanet.com--until now, according to the founder of Goblackbook.com.

Read the rest of the article here.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

WJBC, 12/18/2010 (Javelin Lawrence)

Bridging the Technology Gap Locally. A group that aims to bridge the technology gap is hosting its first competition in Bloomington-Normal. Black Data Processing Associates is putting on a citywide technology showcase at heartland Community College where high school students will show off their tech skills.
It’s not just about (information technology), you have technology that extends into medicine, engineering, architecture,” Vice President Javelin Lawrence said. “It’s getting our students focused and getting them engaged a lot more than they are today.”
Read the rest of the WJBC article.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

YouTube, 12/16/2010 (Darryl Davis, Trene Long-Reed, Kalil Gbadamosi, Bali Najimudeen, Wes Williams)

Atlanta HSCC 2011 Program. Here are video clips and photos from the national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team trained by BDPA Atlanta chapter. The visual montage is put together in a manner to inspire the next generation of high school students to compete in the chapter's 2011 HSCC program.

Find the original YouTube clip here

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slideshare, 12/15/2010 (Jesse Bemley)

Call for Presenters issued by the IT Showcase founder Dr. Jesse Bemley.   One of the most remarkable BDPA programs is the IT Showcase. This program provides a showcase for talented young people that are the future faces of technology. BDPA is actively recruiting high school and college students to participate in the 2011 National IT Showcase in Chicago

Please share this information with any high school or college student who you think will benefit from participation in the 2011 BDPA IT Showcase!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Excelsior College, 12/5/2010

Advance your Career with a College Degree or Certificate. BDPA receives significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.

Read the full story on college degree programs and tuition benefits available for BDPA members at Excelsior College.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Livingstone College, 12/3/2010 (Earl Pace, David Wimberly)

What is BDPA? BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility.

Read the full Livingstone College page here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bay Net, 12/27/2010 (Epsilon Award)

Navy Workforce Programs Gain National Recognition in 2010Competing against Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy earned 15 national awards in 2010 for workforce management, training, diversity and life-work balance ... Finally, in May 2010 BDPA and WorkplaceDiversity.com declared Navy was one of 14 companies excelling in community outreach, diversity recruiting programs and for promoting significant numbers of African Americans into the information technology management ranks.

Read the full Bay Net article here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slideshare, 12/1/2010 (Danielle Cauthen, Renetta English, Judaea Lane)

HumanWARE: BDPA New York Chapter Newsletter. We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2010 Newsletter is now available! This newsletter contains upcoming New York Area IT events, relevant community events/issues and much more.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Slideshare, 11/29/2010 (BDPA New York)

History: BDPA New York Chapter (1982-1997). A number of BDPA New York chapter members documented the history of the chapter over the first 16 years of its existence.

Friday, November 19, 2010

YouTube, 11/19/2010 (Millie Liggins)

2011 BDPA Chicago Awards Banquet.  Video posted by Chicago chapter member Millie Liggins provides both a preview of the 2011 chapter awards banquet as well as a review of the 2010 banquet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Justin.tv, 11/18/2010 (Markita Payne)

Harmony Point Computer Training Center. BDPA Detroit chapter president Markita Payne opens up the BDPA Detroit chapter program meeting held on November 18, 2010. The guest speaker was Alicia Jones. Alicia Jones operates Harmony Point Computer Training Center, located in Detroit’s TechTown. Here is video of the entire program meeting.

Watch live video from bdpadetroit on Justin.tv

Slideshare, 11/18/2010 (Ricardo Wilkins)

Not Just For Kids: Facebook For Grown Folks. Ricardo Wilkins gave this presentation to BDPA Columbus chapter members at program meeting held on 11/18/2010. Turnout for the meeting was high and the information shared in the following presentation was timely.

YouTube, 11/18/2010 (Julius Clark)

My BDPA Animation.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Zymic Webmaster Resources, 11/11/2010 (Nicholas Reid)

Nicholas Ariel Reid Portfolio. A Collection of some of the web applications and program codes that I have worked on. Languages Used: Hypertext Preprocessor(PHP), Javascript, Hypertext Markup Language(HTML), MySQL Database, AJAX(Asynchronous Javascript and XML), and Cascading Style Sheets(CSS).

Click here to see Nicholas' full programming portfolio.

NOTE: Nicholas participated in multiple years as a member of the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team trained by BDPA New York chapter.  His career ambition is to become an astrophysicist. Nicholas is the student on the far-left in the above photo.

YouTube, 11/11/2010 (Pamela Sexton)

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 11/11/2010 (Wayne Hicks)

The Job Market is Improving for African Americans in IT. When the economy started getting pummeled a few years ago, the IT job market also took some hits, but 2010 may turn out to be its comeback year, says Wayne Hicks, executive director of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF). BETF is a nonprofit charity founded in 1992 to support the education and technical programs of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) organization.
"The number of firms that purchased booths for the BDPA career fair in July 2010 is a clear indication that corporate America is looking to hire more IT professionals at all levels," says Hicks.
Read the rest of the Diversity/Careers Magazine article.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cambridge Who's Who, 11/8/2010 (Glenda Smith)

Glenda D. Smith Honored by Cambridge Who's Who for Excellence in Telecommunications. Glenda D. Smith, former Executive Director for Verizon's system integration and testing organization, values people's teamwork abilities just as much as she does their technical expertise. In her field, each aspect works synergistically with the other, as she continually engages them in effective team building ... Ms. Smith received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry in 1976 from Lincoln University. She is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates.

Read the full Cambridge Who's Who press release.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ComputerUser, 11/6/2010 (Melodie Mayberry-Stewart)

New York State CIO to Deliver Keynote Address at 2010 BDPA New York Scholarship and Awards Dinner. BDPA New York announced today that Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, PhD, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Technology, will keynote the chapter’s 2010 Scholarship and Awards Dinner. Dr. Mayberry-Stewart will deliver an address incorporating the dinner’s theme of, “Don’t Be Afraid of the S.T.E.M.,” [STEM being an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics].

Read the full ComputerUser announcement.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 11/1/2010 (Charlie Perkins)

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Speaker Issues Call to Action.  A call to action, spiritually, morally — and politically — was delivered Saturday to members of the Rochester branch of the NAACP at the group's annual Freedom Fund Banquet.  BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter Charlie Perkins won the Earl McGee Meritorious Youth Service Award at this banquet.

Read the full Post-Bulletin article here.

TechLife Ohio, 11/1/2010 (Ricardo Wilkins)

National BDPA Columbus November Information and Exchange Meeting. Do you want to help define cutting edge technology? Learn to network a little while you do it TWO GREAT PROGRAMS - ONE NIGHT Participate in a focus group for a new software product CSI International presents - "tableBASE" and Learn how to use Facebook to Network "Not Just for Kids: Facebook for Grown Folks". The special guest speaker is Ricardo Wilkins.

Read the rest of the TechLife Ohio article here.

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 11/1/2010 (Yvette Graham)

BDPA Career Fair Comes to Philly. An enthusiastic crowd of job-seekers found plenty of opportunities in Philadelphia this summer when Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) staged a 2010 career fair and technology conference.

Read the full Diversity/Careers Magazine article

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BlackNews.com, 10/13/2010 (BDPA Chicago)

Chicago First Black Inventors/Entrepreneurs Organization 2nd Annual Conference. Chicago First Black Inventors/Entrepreneurs Organization will hold its 2nd Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, October 23, 2010 ... This year's conference entitled "Innovation, Patents & Profits: Licensing Your Dreams" promises to be a day full of valuable and thought provoking information featuring Planet Eureka – A Market Analysis & Business Simulation Workshop ($2,000 value) and two panels of innovation experts discussing ‘Protecting and Developing Your Idea and Licensing Your Dream.' ... Sponsors for this event are Wrigley, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Innovation Awards and BDPA.

Read the full BlackNews.com press release.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Joe's Blog, 10/11/2010 (Sally McNamara)

BDPA Philadelphia's Annual Recruiter's Roundtable. This event is free, but space is limited to 70 attendees. They are looking for college juniors and seniors in the IT profession. There will be 12 company representatives who will be sitting at round tables to provide more personal networking before and after the panel. There will be eight IT Managers/HR Recruiters on the panel who will answer my targeted questions.

See full blog post here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

YouTube, BDPA Chicago (10/10/2010)

BDPA Chicago 2011 Awards Gala. BDPA Chicago chapter will be recognizing five CIOs for their outstanding leadership in the field of Information Technology.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 10/1/2010 (Jesse Bemley, Yvette Graham, Milt Haynes, Judaea Lane)

BDPA Stresses Access at National Conference.  National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) returned to its Philadelphia roots in late July for its thirty-second annual national conference. The society was founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1975, and had its first national conference in 1979 in Washington, DC. This is the sixth conference since then held in Philadelphia, the "city of brotherly love and sisterly affection," which also offers convenient access to eastern U.S. IT venues.

Read the rest of the Diversity/Careers magazine article here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Slideshare, 9/20/2010 (Nash Anwar)

Outsourcing. This is the handout provided by Nash Anwar at the September 2010 program meeting hosted by BDPA St. Louis chapter.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The White House Briefing Room, 9/15/2010 (David Segura)

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts.  Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key administration posts including: David H. Segura, Appointee for Member, Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

David H. Segura is Chief Executive Officer and founder of VisionIT, a global IT solutions firm with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Segura is also a founding architect and current Vice Chair of the nation’s first Hispanic senior-level IT executive organization, the Hispanic IT Executive Council, as well as a long-standing member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum which is focused on advancing African American IT leadership. Most recently he was selected by President Obama as one of the 50 CEOs to participate in the White House Forum on Modernizing U.S. Government.
Read the full White House press release here.
NOTE: David is also a member of our BDPA Detroit chapter.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Emergency Food Supply Kits, 9/8/2010 (Carole Johnson)

CYJ Enterprises and BDPA Detroit Encourages Americans to Get Ready during National Preparedness Month (NPM). CYJ Enterprises and BDPA Detroit is proud to be participating in the seventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September. Sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, NPM is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.

Read the rest of the article here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

John William Templeton Blog, 9/4/2010 (Jacqueline Anderson)

Senate Testimony on Equal Opportunity Employment in Technology. One of my co-convenors in the Coalition is Jacqueline S. Anderson, who began working with Bank of America 18 years ago as a teller ... People like Jackie have an organization called Black Data Processing Associates that holds programming classes for high school students each Saturday. The chapters around the country have a programming competition each August.

Read the full testimony here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dogon Village, 8/30/2010 (Wayne Hicks)

Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management Scholarship $2,000 for STEM-related degree in the Carolinas.  BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management (CESM) are proud to announce the first annual CESM Scholarship for BDPA Students. One rising high school senior will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a college degree focused on information technology.

Read the rest of the Dogon Village post.

Cambridge Who's Who, 8/30/2010 (Marvin Neal)

Marvin L. Neal Named to Exclusive Membership Organization. Marvin L. Neal, Business Manager IT for AT&T, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in management.

Mr. Neal is a member of Troy University Alumni Chapter; BDPA Greater Birmingham; TechBirmingham; Birmingham Urban League; National Black MBA Association; National Society of Black Engineers; Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity; Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity; Community Network - African American Telecommunications Professionals of AT&T Pioneers; and many more.

Find the full Cambridge Who's Who announcement here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Red Room, 8/29/2010 (Thaddeus Howze)

Where is BDPA When It Comes to Innovation? Where is BDPA in relationship to small business innovation and research? Nowhere, as far as I can tell. Despite its bold talk of bringing technologists from the classroom to the boardroom, BDPA has done very little publically to promote technological innovation amongst its members, and for the most part appears to be behind the curve of technology, let alone, innovation, not at the front of it. This is a broad generalization but having worked with BDPA in my area for a dozen years, and from watching other chapters at work, both locally and in the Internet realm, I feel I can say these things confidently.

Read the rest of the Red Room article here. The original comments by Thaddeus Howze were voiced on the BDPA Groupsite.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Slideshare, 8/26/2010 (Philena Rush)

Second Life: Your Interpersonal Communication. Philena Rush was guest speaker at the August 2010 program meeting hosted by BDPA Columbus chapter. Here is a copy of her .ppt presentation used at that meeting.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Evanstan-Review, 8/25/2010 (Robin Richmond)

Relatives, Friends Mourn Respected Engineer, 54. Even as a young girl, Robin Roberta Richmond showed a gift for taking on difficult challenges and putting things back together. Her parents would bring back Christmas gifts, the component parts scattered in a million pieces.

"Robin would put them all together," recalled Frieda Lynn Richmond-Morris of her younger sister, who died Aug. 13 after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 54.

Read the rest of the article here.

NOTE: Dr. Richmond served as an outside director on the National BDPA Board of Directors in 2002-2003.

Deloitte, 8/25/2010 (BDPA Chicago)

2010 Chicago Diversity Conference. Join the Deloitte Black Employee Network (BEN) and Hispanic/Latino(a) Employee Network (HNET) on September 9 for the 2010 Chicago Diversity Conference. Sponsored by the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Chicago Chapter and BDPA Chicago Chapter, the conference seeks to connect top talent with hundreds of opportunities throughout the United States.

Read the rest of the event information here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cincinnati.com, 8/19/2010 (Wayne Hicks)

American Honda Foundation awards $25,000 to BDPA Education and Technology Foundation.  American Honda Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF), a nonprofit organization led by racially diverse CEOs and executive level management who promote educational programs for students of color in the information technology industry.

Read the full press release here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Technically Philly, 8/17/2010 (Hayward West)

BDPA Philadelphia Seeking Help for Student Mentoring. Hayward West likes to say that he’ll work with anyone from the classroom to the boardroom.
“I wanna expose as many kids in our areas as we can to career opportunities in tech,” says West, president of the Philly chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates. The BDPA, founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, is a national organization with over 4000 members that aims to increase the diversity in technology careers through a mix of community service and career coaching. We’re one of the best kept secrets and I’m tying not to be a secret anymore.”

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

KDSK Channel 5, 8/10/2010 (John Austin, Patrick McClendon, Christine Miller, Shannon Miller, Akeem Shannon)

Local High School Students Place in Top Five in National Computer Competition. A team of five local high school students representing the St. Louis chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates placed in the top five in the High School Computer competition that took place July 31 in Philadelphia.

The students chosen to represent St. Louis were John Austin (McCleur North), Patrick McClendon (Clyde C. Miller), Christine Miller and Samantha Miller (both from Visitation Academy), and Akeem Shannon (DeSmet Jesuit High School).

Read the rest of the KDSK article here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

SlideShare, 8/8/2010 (Elaine Jackson)

Drill Questions to Pass the PMP Certification Exam. Elaine Jackson, PMP, wrote:
"Thanks for allowing me to share great information related to the PMP Certification Exam Preparation. Here is the slide deck shared at the (2010 BDPA Technology) Conference with some additional changes and a huge surprise. Reading important material can be quite rewarding at times! See you at next year's conference in Chicago."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management, 8/6/2010

Consortium announces scholarship for student members of the BDPA. The Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management is offering a scholarship for students members of the Black Developers Processing Associates. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Applicants need to be from South Carolina or North Carolina or attend a college in either of these two states.

Read the full CESM story here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/5/2010 (Zack Garbow)

Programming Students Pick Up 4th National Title. Can you say dynasty?  A team of Rochester high school students representing the local Black Data Processing Associates chapter chalked up its fourth straight national championship in a programming competition in Philadelphia last weekend.

"They have become kind of a dynasty," said Elise Pemberton of Rochester, parent of a former BDPA participant.
Read the full Post-Bulletin article here.

SlideShare, 8/5/2010 (Lonnie Emard)

Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management Scholarship for BDPA Students. Deadline is September 30, 2010.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Rochester Metro News, 8/2/2010 (Zack Garbow)

Local Students Win National Award. Five Rochester high school students just won first place at a national computer competition. The students are part of a national organization called Black Data Processing Associates, or BDPA.

There are about 60 students from southeast Minnesota who meet every Saturday for eight months of the year. At the end of the eight months, they select five of the top students to go to the national competition.
The BDPA helps minorities succeed in technology careers.

"In the school system today, there isn't enough computer science particularly to really prepare the workforce for what's needed," says Zack Garbow, an instructor for BDPA.
The Rochester team competed against 23 other teams across the country. Each of the students won a $2500 college scholarship, as well as a laptop from Hewlett Packard for coming in First Place.

KTTC Rochester, 8/2/2010 (James Arama, Yaa Kwansa)

BDPA Takes First.

I'm not certain that the video is displayed correctly on our blog.  The original video clip can be found here.

US Navy Website, 8/2/2010 (Yvette Graham)

Top Navy Officer Speaks at Black Data Processors Association Conference. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead was the keynote speaker at the 32nd Annual Black Data Processors Association (BDPA) Conference July 31.  At the awards gala, the Navy was awarded the Epsilon award for best company with growing diversity.  The National BDPA President, Yvette Graham praised the efforts of companies around the nation for their contributions towards developing and sustaining a successful work environment in the information technology field and the involvement with young people for the future.

Read the full US Navy article here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

SlideShare, 7/30/2010 (2010 BDPA Conference)

Slideshare, 7/30/2010 (Anthony Junior)

Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) Funding. Dr. Anthony Junior (Office of Naval Research) shared information on STEM funding sources during a panel discussion at the 2010 BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia. Here are the .ppt slides that he used:

Global Virtual Opportunities, 7/30/2010 (Barbara Fuller)

Are You Ready to Be An Entrepreneur? Barbara A. Fuller of Focus on You Now! a firm that specializes in consulting and coaching small businesses and entrepreneurs speaks to an audience of IT and Project Management professionals at the BDPA National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

You can click here if the video is not displaying correctly for you.

Slideshare, 7/30/2010 (Barbara Fuller)

Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur?  This is a copy of the presentation given by Barbara Fuller at the 2010 BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia PA.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

SlideShare, 7/29/2010 (Ahmed Mahamad)

Ahmed Mahamad was a member of the national BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship team trained by BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Ahmad entered the University of Minnesota after graduating from high school. He competed in college division of the 2010 BDPA IT Showcase presenting a paper, poster and presentation on Robotics and Bioinformatics in the Healthcare Industry.

Here is the presentation:

YouTube, 7/29/2010 (Franne McNeal)

Ten Seeds of Success to Grow Your Business (Part 2-of-2). Franne McNeal, HR Energy business coach, gave this presentation during the 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Philadelphia PA.

YouTube, 7/29/2010 (Franne McNeal)

Ten Seeds of Success to Grow Your Business (Part 1-of-2). Franne McNeal, HR Energy business coach, gave this presentation during the 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Philadelphia PA.

Philadelphia Examiner, 7/29/2010 (2010 BDPA Conference)

Info 101: Where can I find a good career fair? BDPA in Philadelphia! BDPA Philadelphia is hosting a Career Fair as part of their 32nd Annual Technology Conference at the Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia. The Career Fair dates are July 30 and July 31. Career Fair Hours are Friday, July 30th from 12pm to 6pm, and Saturday, July 31st from 10am to 3pm.

Read the rest of the Philadelphia Examiner article here.

SlideShare, 7/29/2010 (Michael Davis)

SlideShare, 7/29/2010 (Khadijah Celestine)

Khadijah Celestine attends New York City College of Technology.  She is a member of BDPA New York Chapter.   She was a participant in the 2010 BDPA IT Showcase held in Philadelphia PA.  Her topic was, "SOME ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS IN THE MILITARY".

Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/29/2010 (BDPA Conference)

The Challenge of Fending of Cyberspace Threats. As scores of high school and college students raced from event to event, tracking down opportunities afforded by the business of information technology Thursday, a group of experts talked about the frightening challenges created by this ever-evolving field. Not just challenges, but actual threats to national and industrial security, from the Internet user in his or her home office to weather satellites feeding data to forecasters tracking a Category 5 hurricane.

Read the full Inquirer article here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blog Talk Radio, 7/28/2010 (Monique Berry, Marc DiFrancisco, Yvette Graham, Milt Haynes, Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jacqueline Lawson, Earl Pace)

Cloud Suite Smart Presents 2010 BDPA Technology Conference Highlights. We would like to highlight the conference on the cozzas BlogTalkRadio program "CloudSuiteSmart"! The show’s segment would include short interviews of senior BDPA officials to discuss their vision and dream for the organization.

Listen to internet radio with Jacqueline Lawson on Blog Talk Radio

Click here to listen to audio of this radio show episode.

PRLog, 7/28/2010 (Michael Davis)

Black Data Processing Associates Features Michael Davis, Customer Escalation Management Expert.  Customer Escalation Management Expert and Managing Director of MJD Management, Michael Davis, will address this year’s Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) during its 32nd Annual Technology conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 28 – 31.

Read the full PRLog press release here.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/25/2010 (2010 BDPA Conference)

Sabre Founder to Speak About Success at BDPA Conference. Philip Jaurigue, now 51, started Sabre, an engineering- and technology-consulting company, with the help of a home-equity loan, four employees, and a fair amount of gumption - a critical quality for any entrepreneur. Jaurigue plans to discuss his own and his company's growth at the National BDPA Technology Conference that starts Wednesday in Center City, sponsored by a group founded in Philadelphia 35 years ago as the Black Data Processing Associates.

Read the full Philadelphia Inquirer article here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/24/2010 (BDPA Regional Conference)

Community News: Data Processing Students Take First, Third. Teams from Rochester finished in first place and third place at the Black Data Processing Associates Minnesota regional youth competition July 10 at Century High School in Rochester. Teams from Rochester and the Twin Cities took part. The regional is considered a friendly warm-up for the national BDPA competition, which will be in Philadelphia at the end of July.

Read the full Post-Bulletin article here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

BDPA Press Release, 7/12/2010 (Yvette Graham, Coram Rimes)

National BDPA Recognizes Prudential as Gold Level Sponsor. BDPA recognizes Prudential Financial, a global financial services leader, as a Gold Level Corporate Sponsor. Other Gold Level sponsors with over $50,000 commitment to BDPA are Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic and Oracle.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, 7/1/2010 (Milt Haynes)

News and Views. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and WorkplaceDiversity.com have named the 2010 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology award winners. They are Allstate Insurance, American Airlines, Compuware, Eli Lilly, Health Care Service Corp, IBM, Intel, Merck, Prudential Financial, State Farm Insurance, the U.S. Navy, Wal-Mart Stores, WellPoint and Wells Fargo.

These companies deserve special recognition for promoting a significant number of African Americans into their IT management ranks, and for their outstanding community outreach and minority vendor programs,” says Milt Haynes, a past president of National BDPA.

Read the full Diversity/Careers article here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BlackEngineer.com, 7/7/2010 (Tyrone Taborn)

Top Naval Award for Civilian Leadership presented to Tyrone Taborn. The Publisher, Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc., Tyrone Taborn, has been selected to receive the 2010 Charlie Tompkins for Distinguished Civilian Leadership Award from the National Naval Officers Association. Mr. Taborn will receive the award at the 38th NNOA/Association of Naval Services Officers Conference, taking place July 26-30th, 2010 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth Virginia. This is the first joint NNOA/ANSO conference. ANSO is the Association of Naval Services Officers created to address the concerns of Hispanic Officers.

Read the rest of the BlackEngineer.com article here.

NOTE: Tyrone Taborn is a past member of the National BDPA Executive Committee in his role as an Outside Director.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, 7/1/2010 (Jesse Bemley, Monique Berry, Phyllis Coleman, Milt Haynes)

BDPA Expects Hefty Crowds in Philadelphia.  'We’re really looking forward to having our meeting in Philadelphia,” says Monique Berry, who is a project manager with the Vanguard Group (Valley Forge, PA) and BDPA’s national president elect and VP of business management. “Sixty percent of the U.S. population is within a twenty-four hour drive so we expect even more people than we had last year in Raleigh.”

Read the full Diversity/Careers article.

SlideShare, 7/1/2010 (Curtis Jenkins)

BDPA Lunch & Learn Webinar. Outstanding 18-slide presentation created by National BDPA vice president Curtis Jenkins.

BDPAtoday Newsletter, 7/1/2010 (BDPA Washington DC)