Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rolling Out, 10/20/2012 (Felicia Jones)

Tech Workshop: Black Girls CODE Takes Over Spelman College. Black Girls CODE, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization, hosted a computer programming workshop for young girls ages 7-17 at Spelman College on Saturday, Oct. 13. As a part of BGC’s Summer of CODE campaign, the one-day workshop taught over 90 girls the basics of HTML, CSS and basic front-end web development.

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KARE Channel 12, 10/20/2012 (Sifora Tek-Lab, Gabrielle Knight)

Minnesota Aspirations for Computing Award. Anna Grecco (Thomson Reuters), Russell Fraenkel (Advance IT MN), Gabriella Knight (BDPA), Sifora Tek-Lab (BDPA) talk about the Minnesota Aspirations Award...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Business Courier, 10/12/2012 (BDPA Cincinnati)

BDPA Cincinnati Chapter Annual Education & Scholarship Banquet. BDPA Cincinnati Chapter is pleased to announce that Vincent Brown, founding partner of Global Novations, will be the keynote speaker for its 17th Annual Education & Scholarship Banquet. Mr. Brown has over thirty years of consulting experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion, team-building, leadership development, strategic planning and executive coaching. He also leads the innovation, intellectual property and new product development components for the company. In addition, he co-authored a book, The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion the Transform Your Company and several others. Brown will address the theme ‘Transformation of the IT Professional’.

Read the full Business Courier calendar listing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10/9/2012 (BDPA New York)

BDPA New York Chapter to Host 4th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Event. The New York Chapter of BDPA announced today that it will host its 4th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Event on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at UBS, 299 Park Ave, New York, NY.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a national public awareness campaign, throughout the month of October. The overarching theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month is “Our Shared Responsibility.” The most serious economic and national security challenges we face are cyber threats. America's economic prosperity and competitiveness in the 21st Century depends on effective cyber security. Every Internet user has a role to play in securing cyberspace and ensuring the safety of themselves and their families online.

Read the full press release.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Geneca, 10/8/2012 (Daphne Jones)

BDPA CIO Reception. Join technology executives from across Chicagoland for an evening of networking and discussion. Geneca will host moderator Daphne Jones (senior vice president and CIO of Hospira) for this year’s BDPA Chicago Chapter’s CIO Reception.

Leading in the C-Suite: Answering the Call to Enable Value” will cover an array of areas such as the CIO career, role, relationships, competencies and how they create game changing value.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Eureka-Wildwood Patch, 10/5/2012 (James Fields, Toni Love)

Eureka Student Among St. Louis' Winning Team in National Computer Competition. Eureka High School student James Fields (shown in photo, 3rd from the left) recently competed, along with a group of students representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates, at the 2012 National BDPA conference held in Baltimore, MD.

The St. Louis team earned second place in the BDPA's High School Computer competition, a national contest of students who are challenged with solving a business problem using web-based technology. Fields and the other St. Louis students each received $1,000 scholarships as a result of their achievement.
"Students coming together from different economic, geographical, educational, and ethnic backgrounds is diversity at its best," said Toni Love, BDPA’s coordinator and application development specialist for Ameren.
Read the rest of the Eureka-Wildwood Patch article here.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, 10/1/2012 (Monique Berry)

BDPA Conference 'Transforms the IT Professional'. More than 500 professional BDPA members and 125 students gathered in Baltimore, MD in August for the 2012 National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference. This year's theme was "transforming the IT professional."
In today's world, "clouds are no longer associated with the weather and phones are truly smart," says BDPA president Monique Berry. "We, as IT professionals, must always remember…to use IT to engage and transform the world we live in.

"The reality of that can be daunting
," she notes. Attendees to the conferences got plenty of chances to learn about the latest technologies and, even more importantly, to "build and strengthen relationships, which are the cornerstone of an effective career and life," Berry says.
Read the rest of the Diversity/Careers magazine article.