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The BDPA Insider - August 21, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, August 21, 2011

The BDPA Insider - August 21, 2011

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

In this issue:

Job Seekers Forum - August 29, 7:30 pm Central

Review: 2011 BDPA Youth Technology Camp

BDPA Southern Minnesota HSCC Team (2011)

BDPA Twin Cities HSCC Team (2011)

BDPA Cincinnati Students Shine at 2011 BDPA Conference in Chicago

BDPA Middle Tennessee HSCC Team (2011)

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Fundraising Tip: How To Bring More Donors To Your Cause

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Job Seekers Forum - August 29, 7:30 pm Central

Agenda:

Introductions

--Come prepared with your elevator pitch!

Discussion Topics: --Job Seekers Success Mindset Training (part 2)

--Job Seekers Checklist

--Q&A

Bring your tough job search questions to the meeting.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/08/job-seekers-forum-august-29-730-pm.html


Review: 2011 BDPA Youth Technology Camp

National BDPA Youth Technology Camp (YTC) coordinator Jamesetta James and her team provided a comprehensive program of hands-on activities and workshops for about 100 middle- and high-school students during the national BDPA conference held earlier this month. Jamesetta has high expectations for BDPA youth. As she wrote,

"I fully expect young IT professionals and entrepreneurs to emerge from this conference. Let me tell you why:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/review-2011-bdpa-youth-technology-camp.html


BDPA Southern Minnesota HSCC Team (2011)

These are the smiling faces of the 2011 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Champions. The team hails from Rochester, MN. The gentleman in the middle is Zack Garbow. Zack has been training the BDPA Southern Minnesota chapter HSCC teams for the past decade or so. His teams have now won 6 out of 7 national HSCC championships ... and 5 in a row! Zack shared his HSCC insights on the August 9th episode of the BDPA iRadio Show.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-southern-minnesota-hscc-team-2011.html


BDPA Twin Cities HSCC Team (2011)

These are members of the 2011 HSCC team trained by BDPA Twin Cities chapter. This team earned Jesse Bemley Scholarships due to their 5th place finish at the 2011 National BDPA HSCC Championship held in Chicago IL.

The members of the team are shown in the above photo (L-R): Cedric Cyrus (Como HS), Samantha Spears (Woodbury HS), Jorian Wulf (St. Paul Central HS) and Douglas Callahan (St. Paul Central HS).

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-twin-cities-hscc-team-2011.html


BDPA Cincinnati Students Shine at 2011 BDPA Conference in Chicago

HSCC Team & Founder Earl Pace

Stock market gyrations, debt ceiling debates and the worries over the upcoming Cincinnati Bengals football season have dominated local headlines in recent weeks. Few in our city were focused on the remarkable achievements of Cincinnati-area high school students in a national computer programming competition, or appreciate the training it takes to excel in this intellectual effort.

So the 13th-place finish of Cincinnati's team (out of 45 BDPA chapters) in the National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Championship sponsored by BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) didn't draw a lot of attention. But the four team members went through a comprehensive training program with the local BDPA chapter before they pitted their skills against other teams at the national BDPA technology conference in Chicago.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-cincinnati-students-shine-at-2011.html


BDPA Middle Tennessee HSCC Team (2011)

These are the BDPA Middle Tennessee student members (C.J. Stewart, Marques Jackson Tabb and Xavier B. Thaxter) who participated in the national High School Computer Competition Championship during the 2011 BDPA Technology Conference in Chicago, IL. [Photo Credit: V. Charlene Christmon]

Click here for more:

http://www.bdpamiddletn.org/


NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Calling all digital divas, web chix, and coder girls!

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of more than 200 corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofits working to increase women’s participation in IT.

NCWIT seeks high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/ncwit-award-for-aspirations-in.html


Fundraising Tip: How To Bring More Donors To Your Cause

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is convinced that our cause is a worthy one. After all, if our nation is to win the future then STEM-based programs like we have in 45 cities around the nation are a key component. As such, our challenge is getting IT professionals and other African Americans to see what we're all about. How can we attract more eyeballs to our online message?

I think that the following fundraising tip provides some excellent ideas for getting more donors to check out your nonprofit organization (or local BDPA chapter).

Apply for a Google Grant

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/fundraising-tip-how-to-bring-more.html


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