Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fox 6 Now, 8/14/2014 (Norman Fleming, Daijah Kennedy, Makyle McIntyre, Sandra Scott)

BDPA Milwaukee HSCC Team & Instructors
“We did good!” Milwaukee students enter their first computer competition, and come away champions! They may have been part of the only inexperienced team -- but eight Milwaukee students demonstrated their computer skills in a national competition in Indianapolis this past weekend, and they came away with the national championship! Now, with one event under their belt, they are ready for more!

This group of students is being recognized for their tenacity, courage and skill.

The students are part of the Milwaukee chapter of "Black Data Processing Associates" -- or BDPA, which held its national high school computer competition in Indianapolis this past weekend.
"The competition, it was a little intimidating. There was a lot of people to talk to and do all this other stuff and see how far they got as well, but it was fun too to actually do the project," Makyle McIntyre said.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Indianapolis Recorder, 8/6/2014 (Terry Morris)

Ogochukwu Eburuoh (Bowie State University)
Top Indianapolis STEM Students to be Recognized by BDPA. In conjunction with the 36th annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference, top Indianapolis students will be recognized at the BDPA Information Technology (IT) Showcase on August 6-8, 2014, at the JW Marriott, 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. The showcase allows students from Indianapolis and United States educational institutions to present and demonstrate their research in Emerging Technology, Wireless, Biometrics, Digital Imaging, Video Production, and Security Professional Development. The presentations represent advanced computing and technical topics presented by college and high school students to an audience of corporate representatives and IT professionals.

More than 100 students will converge in Indianapolis to participate in internships, IT careers, Youth Entrepreneurship, Networking Computers, Software Development, and Building Computers. Training in Academic Enhancement, College Selection and Scholarships, SAT/ACT Preparation, Lifelong Learning Skills, and Personal Development will also be offered. The student presentations and research projects are judged by a panel of three judges in college and high school categories. Awards are made in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place categories and all participants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation award.
BDPA Indianapolis chapter thanks Dr. Jesse Bemley, Louis Shack, Jeffrey Musgrove, and Clarence T. Moore, Jr., for their continuous commitment to preparing our students for our IT Showcase and competitions,” said Terry Morris, Indianapolis Chapter president. “There is no doubt that we would not be successful without them,” he added.
Read the full Indianapolis Recorder article.

Indianapolis Recorder, 8/6/2014 (Pamela Sexton)

2014 BDPA Career Fair
Black Technology Organization presents Fortune 100 Job Fair. The 36th annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference will be hosting a two-day free Fortune 1000 Career Fair that is set for August 8-9, 2014, JW Marriott, 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

Companies interviewing at the BDPA Fortune 1000 Career Fair include: Accenture, BlueCross BlueShield of IL, MT, NM, OK & TX, Deloitte, Eli Lilly and Company, Fifth Third Bank, Hilton Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic, MillerCoors, Monsanto, National Security Agency, NextEra Energy, Oracle, Prudential Financial, RYAN Consulting Group, State Farm, Travelers, University of Phoenix, US Air Force, WellPoint and Wells Fargo.
The career fair will enable the public and conference attendees to visit with numerous public, private and government companies and agencies regarding career opportunities,” said National BDPA vice president Pamela Sexton. “Since admission to the career fair is complimentary, BDPA is able to give back to the community in terms of employment opportunities and further promote our brand through this effort.
Read the full Indianapolis Recorder article.