Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4/27/2011 (Wanda Gray, Steve Gutter)

Kroger's Steve Gutter joins BDPA Cincinnati Board of Directors. Black Data Processing Associates' Cincinnati chapter has announced the newest members of its board of directors. Steve Gutter, a developer in the Software Engineering Department at The Kroger Company, has been appointed to serve as BDPA’s vice president of strategy and planning.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Citybizlist, 4/22/2011 (John Eckenrode)

John Eckenrode
Editor's Eye on Baltimore: Recruiting's Brave New World: A conversation with John Eckenrode, CEO of CPSI. While most industries bemoan the disruptive nature of technology and the Internet, one would be hard pressed to find an industry in greater transition than the placement / staffing business. With expanding search functionality and social networking, there is little left hidden about any of us. So it's easy to find a job and, correspondingly, to hire the perfect candidate, right? So I recently sat down with John Eckenrode, CEO of CPSI, to get his insight on the perceived efficiencies of this brave new world.

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NOTE: John Eckenrode is a member of the 
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation board of directors.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

BlackVoices, 4/21/2011 (Julius Clark)

Computer Camp Participants Trained by BDPA Charlotte
BDPA Delivers K-12 STEM Education. The BDPA is the premier organization for African Americans working in the Information Technology field. The BDPA advances careers from the classroom to the boardroom.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Compuware Community Clicks, 4/18/2011 (Ron Bell, Anquanette Clegg)

How Compuware Helps Black Data Processing Associates Help Young Programmers. For more than 20 years, Compuware has been a major supporter of Black Data Processing Associates, and especially the organization’s National High School Computer Competition. Founded in 1975, BDPA is a national non-profit organization of minority professionals working in the computer science and information technology fields.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Benzinga, 4/14/2011 (BDPA Chicago, Michael Gaines)

Computer Resource Solutions Changes Identity to The CRS Group.   Computer Resource Solutions has changed its corporate identity to The CRS Group.  This change coincides with the development of several new and enhanced service offerings and capabilities of the firm, which will have a name that embraces a more global service offering.
CRS is also committed to enhancing the education of youth within the technology spectrum and has partnered with a variety of community organizations to support their goals. In addition to being involved in such organizations, CRS has been a proud sponsor of BDPA Chicago for their various initiatives for over 15 years. CRS employees are also active members of BDPA Chicago's Corporate Advisory Council.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

BusinessWire, 4/8/2011 (Earl Pace)

IT Hall of Fame Inductions Highlight Final Day of CompTIA Annual Member Meeting. Induction of the Class of 2011 into the IT Industry Hall of Fame and educational sessions on opportunities for technology companies in healthcare IT, security and cloud computing highlighted day two of the second CompTIA Annual Member Meeting here this week. The new IT Hall of Fame Class inducted Thursday includes the late Phil Katz, creator of the .ZIP file format, and Earl Pace, co-founder of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). Both men were inducted into the IT Innovators Wing of the hall.

Pace guided the expansion of BDPA’s activities from a Philadelphia-based organization to a national initiative. Today, BDPA is the largest U.S. professional organization representing minorities in the IT industry. Pace continues to promote the mission of BDPA, telling meeting attendees the organization “gives underserved youth the soft skills and expertise needed to move up in IT industry.”

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

IT Business Edge, 4/5/2011 (Earl Pace)

The Tech Pioneer Who Dared to Speak out Against Racism in IT.  This week, a technology pioneer is being honored as an inductee into the IT Hall of Fame, in recognition of his lifelong contribution to IT innovation. Yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of him.

The IT Hall of Fame, which is administered by the IT trade association CompTIA, has bestowed the honor on Earl Pace, co-founder of Black Data Processing Associates and chairman of the board of trustees of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. I had the pleasure of conducting an in-depth interview with Pace a couple of years ago, and I was heartened by the fact that he had no inclination to steer away from the issue of racism in IT.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

CompTIA Blog, 3/28/2011 (Earl Pace)

Earl Pace
Class of 2011 Selected for IT Hall of Fame.  The creator of a tool that made it easier to send and receive large volumes of data; a leader in bringing racial diversity to the IT industry; and the team that developed a credential that’s helped hundreds of thousands of people embark on careers in high-tech are the newest members of the IT Hall of Fame, administered by CompTIA.

The IT Hall of Fame Class of 2011 includes the late Phil Katz, creator of the .ZIP file format, and Earl Pace, founder of Black Data Processing Associates. Both men were elected to the IT Innovators Wing of the Hall of Fame.

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