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The BDPA Insider - May 22, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, May 22, 2011

The BDPA Insider - May 22, 2011

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

In this issue:

BDPA National Conference Career Fair Registration Now Open

Mobility Showdown (iPhone vs Android) from bdpalosangeles on Vimeo.

National BDPA Webinar: 'Organizational Risk Management' - June 1, 2011 @ 7:00 PM EST

Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students, Deadline: July 1, 2011

bdpatoday – May 2011Digital Edition

Seeking TECHie Camp Instructors in Cincinnati, Dallas and Philadelphia

Health Care Service Corporation, 5/21/2011 (National BDPA)

Ask Not What The iPad Can Do for You, Ask What You Can Do for The iPad

Take Five: Ricardo Wilkins (Columbus)

Malware attack on Mac OS X

2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

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

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/05/bdpa-insider-may-22-2011.html

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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BDPA National Conference Career Fair Registration Now Open

Are you taking your career in a new direction?

...or are you just entering the workforce?

...or are you undecided about your career path?

Then this EXPO is for you!!

August 5-6, 2011

Chicago Hilton

720 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

Click here to download the Career Fair Flyer to give to a friend:

http://www.bdpa.org/resource/resmgr/2011_National_Conference/2011Flyeronly.pdf

Click here to register for the Friday event:

http://www.bdpa.org/event/Career_Expo_Friday

Click here to register for the Saturday event:

http://www.bdpa.org/event/Career_Expo_Saturday


Mobility Showdown (iPhone vs Android) from bdpalosangeles on Vimeo.


National BDPA Webinar: 'Organizational Risk Management' - June 1, 2011 @ 7:00 PM EST

National BDPA 2Q11 National Program Meeting

Disaster and Your Organizational Readiness

Organizational Risk Management

Featuring

Dr. Linda Hunt King, PhD.

President/CEO of Hunt-King & Associates, Inc. and Firestorm Principal

The 9/11 Commission concluded that the United States was not prepared for disasters. America’s experiences in Katrina and other natural disasters like the flooding we are now experiencing have reinforced this conclusion, and a renewed sense of urgency exists for creating a national culture of preparedness. Is your organization prepared?

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/national-bdpa-webinar-organizational.html


Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students, Deadline: July 1, 2011

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundationis proud to open up the application periodfor any graduating high school student or current college student interested in the2011 Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students!

The purpose of the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship is to recognizeoutstanding minority students, with an interest in information technology, who make significant contributions to society.Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on theircommunities through service to others.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/eli-lilly-scholarship-for-bdpa-students.html


bdpatoday – May 2011Digital Edition

IT Career Fairs | CYBER & STEM talent acquisition

STEM Diversity Career Expo | Click for more information

bdpatoday logo

Click here for more:

http://tinyurl.com/bdpatoday052211


Seeking TECHie Camp Instructors in Cincinnati, Dallas and Philadelphia

We arestill looking for Techie Camp instructorswilling to earn $1,000 for a week's worth of work with some 3rd-8th graders.

  • Cincinnati -1 instructor, web development (3rd-5th graders)
  • Dallas- 4 instructors, web development and programming (3rd-5th graders)
  • Philadelphia- 2 instructors, web development and programming (5th-8th graders)

Interested?


Apply Immediately--http://techcorps.org/jobs/99-techie-camp-instructor

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/seeking-techie-camp-instructors-in.html


Health Care Service Corporation, 5/21/2011 (National BDPA)

Diversity. Our employees are the cornerstone of our business and our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Ongoing efforts are made to attract, develop and engage our diverse pool ... Key components of diversity and inclusion (D&I) at HCSC include: Employee resource groups (ERGs) – These are voluntary, employee driven groups that support diversity and inclusion goals. These include: African Americans in Motion, Asian American Resource Group,Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), Europa, HCSC Pride Alliance, In-Abled, Latinos for Advancement, Supporters of Military Veterans, Voices of Diversity and Women Improving the Strength of the Enterprise (WISE).

Click here for more:

http://www.hcsc.com/diversity.html


Ask Not What The iPad Can Do for You, Ask What You Can Do for The iPad

by Kai Dupe May 15, 2011

Recently Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. blamed the iPad for American unemployment. Jackson stated the iPad is "probably responsible for eliminating thousand of American jobs." I don't doubt that is a true statement. My response is so. The personal computer is responsible for eliminating thousands of jobs. The same is true of devices such as self-check out kiosks in grocery stores and ATM machines in banks. Cashiers and bank tellers lost their jobs!


This is what technology does. But it is only one side of the equation. Such was also the case during the industrial age and the agricultural age before that. Jackson expanded on his statement by saying "Why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes and Noble? Just buy an iPad and download your book, download your newspaper, download your magazine."

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2011/05/recently-congressman-jessie-jackson-jr.html


Take Five: Ricardo Wilkins (Columbus)

Ricardo Wilkinsis a member of our BDPA Columbus chapter. He has been a frequent workshop presenter at local and national level. Ricardo has been involved with the training of the high school computer competition (HSCC) team that represented Columbus, Ohio in the past few national BDPA HSCC championships. It is worth noting that his team was the most improved last year ... moving up 10 spots in the national rankings from2009to 2010.

We are pleased that Ricardo agreed to participate in ourTake Five interview series.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/take-five-ricardo-wilkens-columbus.html


Malware attack on Mac OS X

Posted by Ricardo Wilkins on21May2011

Recently,Wired Magazine (UK) posted an article regarding a malware attack on the Mac OS X platform. I couldn’t resist commenting on this article, since as many know I've been known tobad mouth Apple productsfrom time to time. :) But this one was particularly interesting because it reminded of a post I wrote about three years ago.

My favorite part of the article says:

It's an urban myth among many that the Apple's OS X operating system is immune, or at least highly resistant, to viruses and malware. In reality that's not necessarily true. Virus creators tend not to target the Mac ecosystem simply because of its low market share in comparison to Windows, and that's changing as OS X becomes more and more popular.

Click here for more:

http://rixbits.blogspot.com/2011/05/malware-attack-on-mac-os-x.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.

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

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



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