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, 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.

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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