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The BDPA Insider - February 27, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, February 27, 2011

 

The BDPA Insider - February 27, 2011

 

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

 

In this issue:  

Black Faces in White Places: Becoming a Game Changer in a Competitive World

2011 Nominations for National BDPA Epsilon Awards Now Open

Blacks At Microsoft: Minority Student Day (Charlotte)

Message from BDPA Triangle Chapter HSCC Coordinator

Renee McClure Makes a Difference for Children in New York City

BDPA Educates with Black Family Technology Awareness

First Annual BDPA IT-oLogy Scholarship Winner Announced

13-Year Old Stephen Stafford Succeeds at Morehouse College

HP Slate 500: Finally

Newman Networks News February 23rd, 2011

 

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

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Black Faces in White Places: Becoming a Game Changer in a Competitive World

by Dr. Randal D. Pinkett

LocationOSI-New York
Event Date: February 28, 2011
Event Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Randal D. Pinkett, PhD, MBA, and leaders in philanthropy, education, community building, and social entrepreneurship as they discuss strategies for Black men and boys to "redefine the game" at work, at home, and in their communities. The event is hosted by the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement, in partnership with the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the 21st Century Foundation and the Schott Foundation for Public Education Black Male Donor Collaborative.

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/blacks-at-microsoft-minority-student.html 


2011 Nominations for National BDPA Epsilon Awards Now Open

In this economy, many African Americans in technology are concerned about opportunities for both employment and advancement. It is important to recognize exceptional companies that provide African Americans with challenging and fulfilling career opportunities in Information Technology. The Best Companies for Blacks in Technology are announced each year and recognize the outstanding achievements of companies who have demonstrated a commitment to people and an understanding that Diversity has a bottom line business case value.

 

BDPA Epsilon Awards Recognizing Outstanding Achievement are awarded to companies and technologists who are nominated by BDPA Chapters or sponsor government organizations, companies and corporations.

 

Click here for more:

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


Blacks At Microsoft: Minority Student Day (Charlotte)

Over 130 High School & College Students throughout the North Carolina region attended the 20th annual Minority Student Day hosted in Charlotte, NC by Blacks @ Microsoft (BAM). A number of BDPA Charlotte chapter members were in attendance, including the chapter president Julius Clark and chapter president-elect Markus Beamer.

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/blacks-at-microsoft-minority-student.html


Message from BDPA Triangle Chapter HSCC Coordinator

The Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program has been in existence for 25 years. This is an intensive program designed to identify, select and foster professional and computer programming skills of 9th through 12th graders. 

The goal of the SITES program is to teach students how to use computer software to solve business problems. Students will be coached on how to conduct themselves in a professional manner. They will learn how to analyze a problem, and design and implement a solution. They will learn how to lead and participate as effective members of a team.

 

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/message-from-triangle-chapter-hscc.html 


Renee McClure Makes a Difference for Children in New York City

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) joins with the rest of BDPA-Nation in congratulating past national BDPA president Renee McClure for the recognition that she is receiving later today from the Women United in Philanthropy.

 

Renee is being honored at the fifth annual 'Power of Women to Make a Difference' Awards Luncheon as one of New York City’s most dedicated women working to make a difference in the lives of these children.

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/renee-mcclure-makes-difference-for.html 


BDPA Educates with Black Family Technology Awareness

With every passing year, technology grows in leaps and bounds. From smart phones to I-Pads, it’s become a daily chore to keep up with each advance. Unfortunately, as with a host of things, those with less money are often left in the wake of such advances, playing catch up with each change. As highlighted by Aaron Smith, a Pew Internet Project Senior Research Specialist, in his September 2010 report, "Technology Trends Among People Of Color”, within the past decade, "African Americans have made up substantial ground in the last year when it comes to home broadband adoption.”

Click here for more:

Read the rest of the BlackSci-Fi.com article here 


First Annual BDPA IT-oLogy Scholarship Winner Announced

COLUMBIA, SC - February 16, 2011 - Congratulations to Jerron Jamerson, the winner of the first annual BDPA IT-oLogy scholarship. IT-oLogy is the new program of the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management, a 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 2009 as a collaborative effort between IT companies and educational institutions to advance IT talent from the classroom to the boardroom.

 

Jamerson was selected based on the quality of his application, essay and letters of recommendation. In his essay, Jerron wrote, "Continuous advances in computer science have helped to make business processes more efficient and technology more cost effective for consumers, while computer applications become more and more user-friendly.”  Jamerson is a senior at Phillip O’Berry Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina and plans to study Computer Science at South Carolina State University.

 

Click here for more:

http://www.midlandsbiz.com/articles/7322/ 


13-Year Old Stephen Stafford Succeeds at Morehouse College

 

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) wants to introduce you to an amazing 13-year old African American student, Stephen Stafford. This young squire is a mathematics and science prodigy who was home-schooled by his mother before being accepted into Morehouse College. He is currently in his second year and doing quite well.

 

 

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/13-year-old-stephen-stafford-succeeds.html 


HP Slate 500: Finally

by Ricardo Wilkins

Well, after quite a long wait, my HP Slate 500 has finally arrived.  As I’m sure you already know, I’ve been a tablet PC user & evangelist for years.  But this latest incarnation for me represents a form factor and price point that I’ve been waiting for a long time.

 

Expect to see many posts in the near future regarding my Slate 500 experiences.  For now, you can start to do your research on just what the Slate 500 is by checking outHP’s promotional video.  I’ll say for now, tho, that this device is targeted at business users, and not the consumer market.  Thus, it shouldn’t be compared to the iPad or any of the other tablet ‘appliances’ coming out these days.  Nevertheless, I’ll be sure to point out some of the advantages of a Windows 7 tablet ‘PC’ over devices like the iPad, simply because I love to expose the smoke-n-mirrors marketing that has everyone convinced that Apple products are the best. :)

 

Click here for more:

http://rixbits.blogspot.com/2011/02/hp-slate-500-finally.html


Newman Networks News February 23rd, 2011

How do you measure the ROI (return on investment) on a business network? ROI comes in many shapes and sizes but the most common measurement techniques are time and money. These techniques work in any relationship. How you spend your time and money determines the value. If you join a network but dedicate no time - then you have thrown your money out the window. Invest in your network - that is the only way it can pay dividends!

 

Click here for more:

http://community.icontact.com/p/newmannetworks/newsletters/socialmedia/posts/newman-networks-news-february-23rd-2011


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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