Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CBSPhilly, 2/19/2013 (Jasmine Beard, Daneel Douglas, Phillip Easton, Eileen Gadsden, James Gadsden, Norman Morrison)

Brotherly Love: Teaching Tech to High School Kids. President Obama has been encouraging high school students to major in engineering, science, or math. Now, a group of minority tech professionals has decided to take that one step further by giving weekend lessons to the next generation. In a computer lab at DeVry University in Center City, students are practicing the finer points of computer coding.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wall Street Journal, 2/5/2013 (Larry Quinlan)

An Interview with Deloitte CIO Larry Quinlan. His job, like those of CIOs everywhere, isn’t easy. As Deloitte’s CIO, Larry Quinlan is ultimately responsible for meeting the daily technology needs of 60,000 employees in the U.S. and approximately 200,000 practitioners around the globe. As such, he knows a thing or two about the challenges CIOs face today. Budgets, cyber security, a relentlessly changing technological landscape -- Quinlan will be juggling these and countless other issues in the months ahead.

Read the full Wall Street Journal Q&A session here.

NOTE: Larry Quinlan is a member of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation board of directors and a long-time senior advisor to the BDPA Middle Tennessee chapter.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Scientific American, 2/4/2013 (Danielle Lee, Wayne Hicks)

Black Family Technology Awareness Week celebrates STEM achievement and interests during Black History Month. Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW) is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives. It is a nationwide program to educate and empower families – multiple generations, not just youth – through technology. Partners include community, corporate, and professional supporters who host events in cities throughout the United States to help families and communities learn about career opportunities in technology, engineering, science and math (also referred to as STEM by me and many others), as well engage them in fun learning games and gadgets to help individuals become aware of the many ways that technology improves our lives.

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