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The BDPA Insider - May 29, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, May 29, 2011

The BDPA Insider - May 29, 2011

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

In this issue:

Announcing BDPA 2011 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Award Winners

Announcing 2011 BDPA Individual Epsilon Award Winners

Black Family Technology Awareness Week (New York)

President Profile: Michael Tyson (BDPA Baltimore)

Take Five: Steve Gutter (BDPA Cincinnati)

The Ugly Truth About Jobs

BDPA National Conference Career Fair Registration Now Open

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-29-2011.html

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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


Announcing BDPA 2011 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Award Winners

The National BDPA, Black Data Processing Associates (www.bdpa.org), and WorkplaceDiversity.com (www.WorkplaceDiversity.com), the source for diversity talent, announced the 2011 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Award Winners.

  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Airlines
  • BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK, & TX
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Northrop Grumman
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo

Click here for more:

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/?2011CorporateEpsilon


Announcing 2011 BDPA Individual Epsilon Award Winners

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

Nominees were selected for awards in following categories:

  1. Professional Achievement,
  2. Career Achievement,
  3. Outstanding Technical Contribution,
  4. Community Service

2011 Individual Epsilon Award Winners

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Vince Edwards, Architect, State Farm Insurance Company

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

Gregory Morrison, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cox Enterprises

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION

Stephen Paskel, Assistant Vice President, Technology Manager, Wells Fargo

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Millie Liggins, IT-Implementations Lead, Walgreen Company

Michele Cheatham, Vice President, Technology Manager, Wells Fargo

Click here for more:

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/?2011IndividualEpsilon

Black Family Technology Awareness Week (New York)

BDPA New York chapteris truly reaching out to the community in their effort to provide access to technology education for everyone. This was never more evident than earlier this year when the chapter had the most powerful BDPA program in the nation during Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW).

Here is avideo reviewof the chapter's BFTAW program:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/black-family-technology-awareness-week.html


President Profile: Michael Tyson (BDPA Baltimore)

BDPA Baltimore chapterwas chartered in June 1987. Some of the most accomplished BDPA Baltimore chapter members include past national presidentDenise Holland(Amtrak) and current BDPA Education and Technology Foundation directorJohn Eckenrode(CPSI). The chapter also trained a team of high school students who finished in 6th place at the2009 national High School Computer Competition championshipsheld in Raleigh, NC.

The best is yet to come for BDPA Baltimore chapter... they are the proud host of the2012 National BDPA Technology Conference. The leader of BDPA Baltimore chapter is its president --Michael Tyson.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/president-profile-michael-tyson-bdpa.html


Take Five: Steve Gutter (BDPA Cincinnati)

We are reaching out to various volunteers to get their thoughts on BDPA. One of those volunteers is Steve Gutter. Steve is a developer for The Kroger Company. He joinedBDPA Cincinnati chapterin 2002 as a volunteer for weekend technology training provided to local high school students. He took the leadership role in the annual BDPA Midwest Regional conferences held in Cincinnati, OH from 2003-2007. He was elected by the membership to serve as the chapter’s VP-Finance from 2006-2010. Steve has won a number of awards with BDPA, includingMember of the Year, Executive Officer of the Year and a Community Service Award.

Steve was recently appointed to serve as BDPA Cincinnati chapter's VP-Strategy & Planning. He shared his thoughts as part of ourTake Five interview series.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/take-five-steve-gutter-cincinnati.html


The Ugly Truth About Jobs

My previous post on Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr's remarks regarding the iPad produced a few very interesting comments. I enjoyed reading them very much and I invite others to join as I think this is the conversation we need to have.

At at time that we are constantly hearing from the Urban League that unemployment among African Americans are at record highs, and that President Obama needs to focus on jobs and job creation we need to understand what job creation means in the 21st century.

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2011/05/ugly-truth-about-jobs.html


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


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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