Friday, January 28, 2011

YouTube, 1/28/2011 (Marvin Gentry)

BDPA Chicago Chapter. Video tribute to Marvin Gentry for his work as the master of ceremonies at the 22nd annual BDPA Chicago chapter Awards Banquet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TechAlliant, 1/26/2011 (John Hoffler)

John Hoffler
2011 BDPA Charlotte High School Computer Competition Academy. This academy is designed to introduce Middle School and High School Students to Information Technology and its various uses. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 4-hour training sessions each Saturday from February 12th to May to learn in-depth topics such as Web Development, Application Development, Database Design, and Database Development.

Read the full TechAlliant blog post.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bloomington Pantagraph, 1/23/2011 (Javelin Lawrence)

Javelin Lawrence
Heartland Community College to Host BDPA Information Technology Showcase. The Central Illinois chapter of Black Data Processing Associates will sponsor an information technology showcase Jan. 29 at Heartland Community College’s Workforce Development Center, 1500 W. Raab Road. The free event is open to students and community members.
This event is for more than just minorities,” Javelin Lawrence, vice president of BDPA, said in a statement. “We hope to attract any and all high school students in McLean County who are interested in developing and sharing their IT expertise.
Read the rest of the Pantagraph article here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Daily-Stimulus, 1/22/2011 (Michael Holman Sr.)

Dawning of the Information Age (Includes my BDPA Intro).  Just this week I had to do a paper for a Pace University class I'm taking on one of the historical events that really had an impact on history. The paper had to be somewhat extensive and I thought "Woe Is Me!"  Low and behold after conducting a search, I found a website that zeroed in on the Top Ten Historical Events. Seeing how I love Information Technology, my eyes immediately zeroed in on number 9, The Dawning Of The Information Age...

Read the rest of this Daily-Stimulus blog post.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

T's Budget Savvy Club, 1/20/2011 (Markita Payne, Tonji Zimmerman)

BDPA High School Computer Camp (open to grades 8th-12th). BDPA is looking for Metropolitan Detroit area students grades 8-12 for their 2011 High School Computer Camp (HSCC) to learn how to design and create websites.

Read the full T's Budget Savvy Club blog post.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

YouTube, 1/18/2011 (BDPA Cleveland)

The New BDPA and Our Membership Guarantee. This is a series of video clips taken by Henry Ford at the program meeting hosted by BDPA Cleveland chapter on January 18, 2011. There were a number of speakers including Sylvia Calhoun, Henry Ford, Norman Mays, Beverly Peterson, Henry Wiggins and Ken Wilson.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Heartland Community College, 1/9/2011 (Javelin Lawrence)

Javelin Lawrence
IT Showcase for Local HS Students Jan. 29. The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Central Illinois Chapter is looking for area high school competitors as it prepares to sponsor an information technology showcase Saturday, January 29 at Heartland Community College's Workforce Development Center, located at 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal. Students and community members are welcome to attend this free event.
"This event is for more than just minorities," said Javelin Lawrence, vice president of the BDPA. "We hope to attract any and all high school students in McLean County who are interested in developing and sharing their IT expertise. It's shaping up to be a great event."
Read the full Heartland Community College article.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Slideshare, 1/7/2011 (BDPA Chicago)

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

IT Business Edge, 1/2/2011 (Wayne Hicks)

Don Tennant
IT Profession: Peril or Opportunity for African Americans? ...So I was especially heartened when I subsequently came across an article in the Winter 2010/Spring 2011 issue of “Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology.” The article, headlined “The Job Market Is Improving for African Americans in IT,” quoted Wayne Hicks, executive director of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

Read the full IT Business Edge article written by Don Tennant.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Slideshare, 1/1/2011 (National BDPA)

This is the criteria used to evaluate the efforts of all 45 BDPA chapters from Jan-Dec 2010.

Some chapter leaders mistakenly think that this document is solely for the benefit of getting awards and recognition. It serves a much greater purpose when you think about it.

This document spells out what a fully-functioning BDPA chapter should be doing. It is a national standard that should be used as a measuring tool for your chapter regularly throughout the year.

Black Twin Cities Business Directory, 1/1/2011 (H. James Dallas)

BDPA Twin Cities Awards Ceremony. We will recognize an IT Black Professional, IT Business Enterprise of the Year and young people who participated in the 2010 Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Twin Cities Community Youth Technology programs, the BDPA National High School Computer Competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Community IT Youth camp. We will celebrate our high school competition team taking eighth in the nation in July 2010 at the National BDPA High School Computer Competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See the full Black Twin Cities Business Directory article here.