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The BDPA Insider - January 23, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, January 23, 2011

The BDPA Insider - January 23, 2011

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

In this issue:

2011 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE"CALL FOR PRESENTERS"

The New BDPA and Our Membership Guarantee (BDPA Cleveland)

Message from Chicago Chapter President

Message from Orlando Chapter President

Message from New York Chapter President

HSCC Alumni Brandee Lyles Wins NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Bemley Scholar Alan Rosales Heads to University of Rochester

Take Five: John Hoffler (Charlotte)

We Can't Afford to Focus on The Basics

Marketing Tips: SMART Phones for the 21st Century

President Obama Recognizes Imagine Cup Winners

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

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/01/bdpa-insider-january-16-2011.html

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

http://www.bdpa.org/?page=BDPA_Insider_Archive


2011 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE"CALL FOR PRESENTERS"

The 2011 conference is rapidly approaching, and we are gearing upto take thisexciting eventtonew heights in Chicago! We are actively seekingpresenterswho will...

Ignite,InspireandEmpower:

our conference workshopattendees and equip them with the necessary tools, resources, and/or information needed to prepare them for becoming the best technologists they can be.

Please reviewtheattached submission requirements andspecifications for "Call for Presenters"or click on the link below:

Click here for more:

http://www.bdpa.org/?page=Call_for_Presenters


The New BDPA and Our Membership Guarantee (BDPA Cleveland)

The New BDPA and Our Membership Guarantee. This is a series of video clipstaken by Henry Fordat the program meeting hosted by BDPA Cleveland chapter on January 18, 2011. There were a number of speakers including Sylvia Calhoun, Henry Ford, Norman Mays, Beverly Peterson, Henry Wiggins and Ken Wilson.

Click here for more:

http://bdpa-news.blogspot.com/2011/01/youtube-1182011-bdpa-cleveland.html


Message from Chicago Chapter President

Pamela Sexton

Greetings,

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our January events. We are making a conscious effort again to continue our mission of "Back To Basics" in 2011. Our goal is to ensure that the needs of our membership are being met.

What's new for the Chicago Chapter!

The Windy City Eclipse


As we continue our mission "Back to Basics with Focus", we would like to introduce to you our chapter newsletter, theWindy City Eclipse! TheChicago Chapter Board of Directorswould like to use this newsletter to exchange news and information with our members. So, just as you will be hearing from us, we would also like to hear from you. Please don't hesitate to submit any feedback regarding the newsletter, or feel free to send news/updates for inclusion in the newsletter to:communications@bdpa-chicago.org.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/message-from-chicago-chapter-president_19.html


Message from Orlando Chapter President

Greetings, 2011 is a very exciting year! There is much to do and we look forward to seeing you! We are going to kick off the year withour first program meeting taking place on Saturday January 22nd at Valencia Community College West Campus Library. We are moving our program meetings to Saturdays. The first meeting will focus on: "I.T. Workforce 2011 & Beyond: Skills in Demand"

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/message-from-orlando-chapter-president.html


Message from New York Chapter President

Renetta English

Hello Members,

Today, Monday, as I reflect on the impact of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on our country and throughout world, I remembered he was a leader in organizations like theNAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and theMontgomery Improvement Association.

Why is this important?

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/message-from-new-york-chapter-president_17.html


HSCC Alumni Brandee Lyles Wins NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

This blog told youabout theNCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computinga few months ago. This is an award that honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. TheNCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computingoffers both a national and local "affiliate" competitions (includingstatewide in Ohio) to generate support and visibility for women participation in communities nationwide.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/hscc-alumni-brandee-lyles-wins-ncwit.html


Bemley Scholar Alan Rosales Heads to University of Rochester

Alan Rosales

Alan Rosalesis a young man that I have enjoyed watchingover the past few yearsin the national BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships. He has been a true warrior for his chapter ... and he earned aJesse Bemley Scholarshipas a result of the performance by him (and his teammates) during the2009 national HSCC championships.

Alan used his scholarship to help defray some of the costs to attend theUniversity of Rochester.

He took some time to share his thoughts on his experience with BDPA over the past few years.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/bemley-scholar-alan-rosales-heads-to.html


Take Five: John Hoffler (Charlotte)


Can you tell me whatLinnie Bailey, James Banks,John Hoffler,Norman Mays,Michael McCrimmonandJimm Middletonhave in common?

I'll share the answer at the end of thisTake Fiveinterview with John Hoffler.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/01/take-five-john-hoffler-charlotte.html


We Can't Afford to Focus on The Basics

by Kai Dupe, Where are Blacks in Technology?

I was having a discussion via Facebook recently regarding technology integration in our schools. Many people still wish to hold on to this idea that our schools should not focus on technology and just focus on the basics. They are mistaken. These attitudes are why the digital divide still persists. I am so tired of hearing this silly argument.

This mindset must be changed. And to be honest I spend a great deal of time trying to change this mindset. I do not want the next generation of our young people to be the designated serfs of the information age. What exactly are the BASICS? Most folks would define the basics as reading, writing and arithmetic.

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2011/01/we-cant-afford-to-focus-on-basics.html


Marketing Tips: SMART Phones for the 21st Century

by Newman Networks News

Attention business owners, please type this into your computer...not the computer on your desk, or the laptop in your bag. Please type this into the computer that you would go nowhere without. The computer that you make sure is safely tucked in your pocket, pocketbook or even around your neck - your cellular phone. Your phone has a display screen, processor, memory cards and keyboard (could beatouchpad) so technically, your phone is a computer.

Click here for more:

http://community.icontact.com/p/newmannetworks/newsletters/socialmedia/posts/newman-networks-news-january-19th-2010


President Obama Recognizes Imagine Cup Winners

Hi All,

Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition is in the United States this year. Is anybody attending? Here's some background information:

My name is Shelley Stern-Grach with Microsoft. Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Holiday. This year Michelle Obama announced that the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals are being held in the US for the first time ever and in October President Obama recognized winners in some Imagine Cup categories at the White House. With the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals in the US we would love to US team dominate the competitions and we can only do that if US students participate. We would love to see your institution representing the US in Imagine Cup World Finals.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/01/president-obama-recognizes-imagine-cup.html


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!

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/?page=Conference2011



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