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The BDPA Insider – December 5, 2010

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, December 5, 2010

The BDPA Insider – December 5, 2010

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!

In this issue:

IT Job Seeker Survey Results - Analysis Report Now Available

Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller (Spelman College): Future Face of Technology

BETF BDPAtoday

BDPAtoday Chapter Edition

Secrets to Being More Strategic

5 Steps to a Remarkable Personal Brand Strategy

Advance your Career with a College Degree or Certificate

BDPA Students: HTML 1, Learn the Basics (Zack Garbow)

Wintino Jones Memorial Award for Outstanding Member of the Year

Three BDPA Students Showcase Entrepreneurial Talents with 3D Virtual Integration of Facebook Called StartLounge

Slideshare, History: (BDPA New York)

A message to all members of Connectors Club

Gartner's Top 10 Technologies for 2011

10 Best-Selling Gadgets of Holidays Past

Click here for the latest issue of "The BDPA Insider":

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/12/bdpa-insider-december-5-2010.html

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

http://blacksgonegeek.org/TheBDPAInsider.aspx


IT Job Seeker Survey Results - Analysis Report Now Available

In October 2010 we asked job seekers to take a short 3-minute online survey to let us know how we could help them. The main objective of the survey was to obtain feedback that we could use to assist job seekers. This information not only provides a resource to meet our needs, it measures the effectiveness of our services along with suggestions for improvements. The survey contained Eight (8) questions. The total sample size for this survey consisted of 69 participants.

Many job seekers were looking for us to provide additional resources that are already available to them now. The question might be how can they tap into the current services and apply the information to their specific needs.

Click here for the full 11 page IT Job Seeker Survey Results Analysis Report:

http://blacksgonegeek.org/Documents/SurveyReport2.pdf


Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller (Spelman College): Future Face of Technology

Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller are full-time students at Spelman College. They are the 2010 Big Mobile on Campus winners.

There winning mobile application is called HBCU Buddy. HBCU Buddy is a mobile application created to educate and inform users, including both prospective and current college students, about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the United States.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/jonecia-keels-and-jazmine-miller.html


BETF BDPAtoday
Thursday, December 2, 2010

In This Issue

Strangers at Gate

BDPA Calendar of Events

Career Center (149 Jobs)

Click here for more:

http://tinyurl.com/27pgqx7


BDPAToday Chapter Edition

December 2010

ISSN 1946-1429 is published by BDPA-DC and participating BDPA Chapters, © Copyright 2010

Click here for more:

http://www.ncr-bdpa.org/bdpatoday/DEC10-Newsletter_Final.pdf


Secrets to Being More Strategic

Have you often wondered what does it really takes to think more strategically?

If you are seeking tangible ideas that can help you learn how to better use your strategic thinking skills then you need to make sure you tune into this presentation.

As a former corporate executives and now as successful business owners we often find our selves pondering what it really takes to be successful in today's competitive business environment

Click here for more:

http://tinyurl.com/268hp8h


5 Steps to a Remarkable Personal Brand Strategy

by Tanya Smith

Personal brand marketing is a solid career management technique. When you are doing the work to clearly identify your personal brand - or the overall collection of perceptions that you want others to have about you - it may not be as simple as jotting down a few notes on a memo pad.

Developing a brand strategy that describes the irresistible, remarkable YOU can take some work, but once you have it, you can apply the pieces to everything you communicate - e.g. resume, interview remarks, online media, etc.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/12/5-steps-to-remarkable-personal-brand.html


Advance your Career with a College Degree or Certificate

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) receives significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.

Click here for more:

http://www.excelsior.edu/corporate-partners/bdpa


BDPA Students: HTML 1, Learn the Basics (Zack Garbow)

Zack Garbow would be in the BDPA Hall of Fame if we had such a thing. He is the long-time coordinator of the high school computer competition (HSCC) program hosted by our BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter. BDPA Southern Minnesota has won more national HSCC championships than any other chapter in the nation. BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter has won 5 of the past 6 national championships (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/bdpa-students-html-1-learn-basics-zack.html


Wintino Jones Memorial Award for Outstanding Member of the Year


Soulclap to BDPA Philadelphia chapter for taking steps to rename its local Outstanding Member of the Year Award after long-time member Wintino Jones (1958-2009). Wintino Jones joined BDPA Philadelphia in 1980.

During his 30 years of service Wintino was the unofficial spokesperson for his chapter. He would call members and friends of BDPA to invite them to program meetings and networking parties. Wintino also hosted fundraisers for young people that participated in the Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program. And he is famous around the nation for the joy in playing bid whist with his BDPA Family!

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/wintino-jones-memorial-award-for.html


Three BDPA Students Showcase Entrepreneurial Talents with 3D Virtual Integration of Facebook Called StartLounge

We often talk about BDPA being an organization that provides programs and services that advance the careers of our members from the 'classroom to the boardroom'. I think that we will find the reality behind those words in Rochester, MN. That is where three past national BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) champions have joined together to create the StartLounge.

StartLounge is a visual, social interface that engages users with 3D-Facebook integration. StartLounge also gives you the power to preview your Facebook news feeds and pictures that you are tagged in. The co-founders indicate that the product is still in the development stages and will be continually updated with cool new features.

The co-founders are student members of our BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter: James Arama, Ahmed Mahamad and Adwait Walimbe.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/11/three-bdpa-students-showcase.html


Slideshare, History: (BDPA New York)

History: BDPA New York Chapter (1982-1997). A number of BDPA New York chapter members documented the history of the chapter over the first 16 years of its existence.

Click here for more:

http://www.slideshare.net/BDPAFoundation/history-bdpa-new-york-chapter-19821997


A message to all members of Connectors Club

Click to view the full digital publication online
Read Connections Magazine Volume Two, Issue One November 2010
Self Publishing with YUDU

We're excited to announce the release of the latest issue of the Connectors Magazine for November 2010! The Connectors Magazine is the collective voice of the youth, instructors, staff, and partners who make the Digital Connectors national program thrive.

Flip through an online copy or download a PDF to print & share!

http://www.yudu.com/item/details/252586/Connections-Magazine-Volume-Two--Issue-One-November-2010?refid=27785


Gartner's Top 10 Technologies for 2011

October 20, 2010
Larry Dignan

1: Cloud computing

2: Mobile apps and media tablets

3: Next-gen analytics

4: Social analytics

5: Social communication and collaboration

6: Video

7: Context-aware computing

8: Ubiquitous computing

9: Storage class memory

10: Fabric based infrastructure and computers

Click here for more:

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=2828&country=United+States


10 Best-Selling Gadgets of Holidays Past

Christmas: a time for family, reflection, and the frantic unwrapping of presents amid the torn wrapping paper around the tree. Nothing says "Happy holidays” quite like the look of delirious glee on someone’s face when they unbox the latest tech gadget, whether it’s a kid getting their mitts on an eagerly awaited video game system or a parent in love with the latest creation from Apple. These are the electronic toys that once inspired tears of joy, even though some of them have long since fallen by the wayside.

Click here for more:

http://www.onlinecertificateprograms.org/blog/2010/10-best-selling-gadgets-of-holidays-past/


2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of the Big Shoulders by registering for the 33rd Annual National BDPA Conference, August 3-6, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago.

Early bird registration for $350 now open!

Click here to register for the 2011 National BDPA Conference today!

https://map.bdpa.org/events/EV04EventDetail.aspx?eventID=1479


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