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The BDPA Insider – December 26, 2010

Posted By Milt Haynes, Monday, December 27, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 30, 2010

The BDPA Insider – December 26, 2010

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

Happy Holidays!!!

In this issue:

Message from National BDPA President

BETF Executive Director Wins BAM Award for Excellence in Education and Technology in North Carolina

BDPA Los Angeles: Remembering 2010

HSCC Testimonial: Nana Yaa Kwansa (Southern Minnesota, 2007-2010)

Message from Charlotte Chapter President-Elect

Good News Tuesday: James Peterson III - Future Face of Technology

A Whole Bunch of Job Seeker Checklists

National Business Plan Competition at Morehouse College

Hot IT Skills for 2011 - Part 2

Bridging the Technology Gap Locally. WJBC, Javelin Lawrence

10 Things You Might Be Doing That Could Hurt Your Career

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Message from National BDPA President

As a global member focused technology organization, our mission is to deliver programs and services for the professional well-being of our stakeholders. Founded in 1975, our foundersEarl Pace Jr.and the late David Wimberly had a vision to buildan organizationthat would be a powerful advocate for its stakeholders' interests within the global technology industry. Our stakeholders consist ofstudents,adults,entrepreneurs, educational institutions, andcorporate sponsors.

For over 35 years,From the Classroom to the Board Roomhas become our motto. In 2011, we will continue to implement programs that will ensure our members are well positioned as leaders and highly skilled IT and entrepreneurs for our sponsors and the community. We've accomplished a lot in 2010 and in 2011; the best is yet to come. Our focus will continue to be on "Taking Our Membership To The Next Level” as we transform our organization while delivering quality programs.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/message-from-national-bdpa-president.html

BETF Executive Director Wins BAM Award for Excellence in Education and Technology in North Carolina

This Award recognizes four national and community leaders including yourself that have made significant contributions in the field of Education or Technology.

Honorees include the following:

  1. Dr. Ronald Carter, President,Johnson C. Smith University
  2. Dr. Peter Gorman, Superintendent,Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System
  3. Wayne Hicks, Executive Director,BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF)
  4. Johnny Taylor, President/CEO,Thurgood Marshall College Fund &Ebony Power 100 Leaders in America for Academia

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/betf-executive-director-wins-bam-award.html


BDPA Los Angeles: Remembering 2010

BDPA Los Angelestook some time during their annual Holiday Awards Luncheon held earlier this month toreflect on their accomplishments in 2010. The chapter also announced the creation of theBrandon Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fundto support the young people who represent the chapter at the annual national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/bdpa-los-angeles-remembering-2010.html


HSCC Testimonial: Nana Yaa Kwansa (Southern Minnesota, 2007-2010)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is writing a check worth more than $10,000 from theBemley Scholarship Fundfor the first time in our 18-year history!Nana Yaa Kwansais a truly remarkable young woman.I believe that she is the second person in the 25-year history of our high school computer competition (HSCC) who has been a member of the national HSCC championship team in four (4) different years.Yaa was a national HSCC champion in 2007-2010.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/hscc-testimonial-nana-yaa-kwansa_24.html


Message from Charlotte Chapter President-Elect

Markus Beamer

Hello BDPA Members and Friends,

As the Holiday times rapidly approach, I wanted to take the time and thank all of you. The Charlotte BDPA Chapter has had a great year and it could not have been a success without you!

As we move into 2011, BDPA will continue and improve on delivering you time sensitive, up to date technological topics and training. Please join us during our January meeting, Jan 20th, where we will discuss and announce the meetings, trainings and events coming up in Charlotte in 2011.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/message-from-charlotte-chapter.html


Good News Tuesday: James Peterson III - Future Face of Technology

Yvette Graham, James Peterson, Milt Haynes

I met James Peterson III in 2008 when National BDPA recognized him with theirEpsilon Awardsas their'Most Promising Technologist'.

James has lived up to that high honor with his work over the past few years.Today we learned that James is finishing the last year of his MBA program atKeller Graduate School of Managementof DeVry University's Tinley Park location. James recently accepted a position with an accounting and consulting leader, Deloitte Consulting.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/good-news-tuesday-james-peterson-iii.html


A Whole Bunch of Job Seeker Checklists

Blacks Gone Geek blog post by Milt Haynes

Finding a job in this day and age is a tricky business. There are tons of jobs, but also tons of competition. So how can you run ahead of the pack? There are a lot of steps to conduct a successful job hunt and lot of distractions along the way. Checklists are a powerful tool to help you stay focused on your objectives, each and every day.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/12/whole-bunch-of-job-seeker-checklists.html


National Business Plan Competition at Morehouse College

by Kai Ajala Dupe

I am so pleased to learn over the last few weeks that our young people and our universities are stepping up to become producers in the technology arena. First we learn of the two students at Spelman.

Then we learn of Veda Rogers in the Silicon Valley. It just keeps getting better. Recently, I heard from Guy Madison of Morehouse College's Entrepreneurship Center with some very exciting news.

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2010/12/national-business-plan-competition-at.html


Hot IT Skills for 2011 - Part 2

Blacks Gone Geek blog post by Milt Haynes

We recently published Computerworld's list of 11 hot skills for 2011. Here's an update from a recent poll taken from staffing agencies, IT recruiters and other data sources.

Want know more about…

· Hot IT Skills

· What jobs will be retained onshore vs. offshore?

· Why IT Jobs Are Never Coming Back

· Who's Hiring Now?

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/12/hot-it-skills-for-2011-part-2.html


Bridging the Technology Gap Locally. WJBC, Javelin Lawrence

A group that aims to bridge the technology gap is hosting its first competition in Bloomington-Normal. Black Data Processing Associates is putting on a citywide technology showcase at heartland Community College where high school students will show off their tech skills.

Click here for more:

http://bdpa-news.blogspot.com/2010/12/wjbc-12182010-javelin-lawrence.html


10 Things You Might Be Doing That Could Hurt Your Career

Alan Norton

November 10, 2010

Over the years, I have observed some of my closest friends and associates make mistakes that had a negative impact on their careers. Other mistakes I have discovered for myself. I won't focus here on the obvious gaffes, like insubordination, poor work performance, and other common methods of committing "jobicide." I will instead discuss some of the ways you might be unknowingly hurting your career.

1. Portraying the Wrong Image

2. Asking When You Should Have Been Silent

3. Failing To Be a Team Player

4. Acting Unprofessionally

5. Working with Friends or Relatives

6. Being Unprepared

7. Being Unavailable

8. Not Using/Improperly Using Networking Opportunities

9. Lacking Ambition

10. Using Company Assets for Personal Gain

Click here for more:

http://www.globalknowledge.com/articles/generic.asp?pageid=2851


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!

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