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The BDPA Insider - February 20, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, February 20, 2011

 

The BDPA Insider - February 20, 2011

 

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

 

In this issue:

The 'Butterfly Effect' and BDPA Co-Founder David Wimberly

Book Shelf of BDPA Authors

Weekly Address: Winning the Future at Intel

Are Black Folks Listening to Obama?

Black Family Technology Awareness Week

Want a New IT Job? Now's Your Chance‏

 

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

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/02/bdpa-insider-february-20-2011.html

 

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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


The 'Butterfly Effect' and BDPA Co-Founder David Wimberly

When you do an Internet search on the acronym "BDPA" you often find the following statement:

"Black Data Processing Associates was founded by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and David Wimberly in May 1975."

 

I think it's fair to say that everyone in BDPA knows about Mr. Pace.

On the other hand, we know very little about David Wimberly.  Think about it.  Have you ever seen a photo of Mr. Wimberly?   All that we know about him is that he joined Earl Pace to create BDPA back in May 1975. 

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/butterfly-effect-and-bdpa-co-founder.html


Book Shelf of BDPA Authors

This will be a recurring post sharing information on BDPA members that have authored books. BDPA members come from a diverse background. As such, we should not be surprised to see our members writing fiction and non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics.

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-shelf-of-bdpa-authors.html


Weekly Address: Winning the Future at Intel

 

The President speaks from the Intel campus in Oregon about educating our kids for the jobs of tomorrow so we can make sure America wins the future.

 

What are your thoughts on this week's message from our president?

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/weekly-address-winning-future-at-intel.html


Are Black Folks Listening to Obama?

by Todd Q. Adams

Todd Q. Adams is a long-time BDPA Cleveland chapter member. He is also a sustainable communities strategist with a focus on public interest projects in the areas of Smart Grid, public safety, transportation, education, and Health IT. He shared a strong message for all African American information technology (IT) professionals ... including those of us in BDPA. I encourage you to read and consider what Todd has to say.

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/are-black-folks-listing-to-obama.html 


Black Family Technology Awareness Week

by Kai Dupe,

This week is Black Family Technology Awareness Week. The Black Family Technology Awareness Week campaign is aimed at helping those Black families who aren’t taking full advantage of today’s technologies. 

If you do the research and dig a little deeper it is not hard to see this is most black families.  The digital divide these days is less about access and more about use. 

The work being done with this program is crucial.  I am especially inspired by the idea to focus the program within the family unit. The family should be the approach we take with many of the problems facing our communities. It places us at the center and situates us in a position of power.

 

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2011/02/black-family-technology-awareness-week.html 


Want a New IT Job? Now's Your Chance‏

by Ann Bednarz

Network World — It's time for a change. Across the board, the IT job market is showing promising signs of life, and IT pros who stayed in less-than-ideal jobs during the recession are jumping at a chance to move their careers forward.

 

"The IT employment market has definitely improved and is continuing to improve every month and every quarter," says John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology. Of CIOs surveyed by the staffing firm, 11% said they plan to add IT staff in the current quarter, up from 9% in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Click here for more:

http://www.cio.com/article/661865/Want_a_New_IT_Job_Now_s_Your_Chance


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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