Friday, July 30, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 30, 2010


The BDPA Insider – July 30, 2010

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

In this issue:

2010 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE AGENDA

The challenge of fending off cyberspace threats

Info 101: Where can I find a good career fair? BDPA in Philadelphia!

Turning A Business Crisis Into A Revenue Stream

Why Go Geek?

High School Computer Competition: BDPA Dallas Chapter (VIDEO)

Blog Talk Radio Live! July 28th at the National BDPA Conference

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2010 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday July 30, 2010

http://blacksgonegeek.org/Documents/Agenda_July_30_2010.pdf


The challenge of fending off cyberspace threats

By Alan J. Heavens

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

As scores of high school and college students raced from event to event, tracking down opportunities afforded by the business of information technology Thursday, a group of experts talked about the frightening challenges created by this ever-evolving field.

Not just challenges, but actual threats to national and industrial security, from the Internet user in his or her home office to weather satellites feeding data to forecasters tracking a Category 5 hurricane.

The experts were panelists at a conference at the Philadelphia Marriott sponsored by BDPA, a nonprofit organization of people involved in the industry of information technology.

Click here for the full article:

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20100729_The_challenge_of_fending_off_cyberspace_threats.html


Info 101: Where can I find a good career fair? BDPA in Philadelphia!

by Joanne McCool

BDPA Philadelphia is hosting a Career Fair as part of their 32nd Annual Technology Conference at the Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia. The Career Fair dates are July 30 and July 31. Career Fair Hours are Friday, July 30th from 12pm to 6pm, and Saturday, July 31st from 10am to 3pm.

All technology job seekers are welcome!

Click here for the full article:

http://www.onenewspage.com/news/Business/20100729/13528125/Info-101-Where-can-find.htm


Turning A Business Crisis Into A Revenue Stream

National BDPA Conference Presentation

by Michael Davis, Customer Escalation Management Expert and Managing Director of MJD Management Group

Click here for the full slideshare presentation:

http://www.slideshare.net/mjd30331/2010-bdpa-natl-tech-conf-presentation-turning-a-business-crisis-into-a-revenue-stream

Click here for the press release:

http://www.prlog.org/10821220-black-data-processing-associates-features-michael-davis-customer-escalation-management-expert.html


Why Go Geek?

National BDPA Conference Presentation

by Milt Haynes

Click here for presentation handouts:

http://blacksgonegeek.org/2010BDPAConference.aspx


High School Computer Competition: BDPA Dallas Chapter (VIDEO)

BDPA Dallas (founded September 1987) is the 12th largest chapter in the nation. The chapter has not participated in the National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships for a couple of years.

The highest national ranking for Dallas chapter's HSCC team in the past has been 11th place (2002 and 2007). The chapter plans to do much better this year as displayed in the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2LMpgmVfto

Click here read the full article:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/07/high-school-computer-competition-bdpa.html


Blog Talk Radio Live! July 28th at the National BDPA Conference

On Wednesday, July 28th at 12:30 Eastern, during the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference BlogTalkRadio Host, Jacqueline Lawson and co-host Milt Haynes, National BDPA, brought you Blog Talk Radio Live!

African Americans sometimes underestimate the impact of technology on shaping the course of history. The show’s segments will include short interviews of senior BDPA officials to discuss their vision and dream for the organization. Internet Radio brings an added technology feature to the conference. It is a format that allows for real-time dialogue over the phone and in chat rooms anyone can access on the Internet. These Internet Radio interviews will provide multiple perspectives that are sure to appeal to anyone interested in the future of African Americans in IT.

Poignant, technical, moving. The interviews with the Board and Executive Committee members of BDPA will set the tone for the history, goals and mission of BDPA. An interview of the Founder will set the stage for the direction of the show by giving a perspective of the organization then and now.

Internet Radio Program Agenda

1. Historical BDPA – Advancing careers for 35 years (Earl Pace Jr.)

2. Transforming While Performing…As We Take BDPA To The Next Level (Yvette Graham)

3. What is BDPA? A Corporate Sponsor’s Perspective (Marc DiFrancisco)

4. National BDPA Conference Preview – How To Get What You Need In 4 Days! (Monique Berry)

5. BDPA Social Networks – Promoting innovation, professional growth and technical development (Milt Haynes)

6. Identifying Partners For Teaming Agreements (Perry Carter)

7. Young Techpreneurs - BDPA Creating Young Black Millionaires (Paulette Johnson-Davis, Mildred Allen)

Click here for Blog Talk Radio replay:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cloudsuitesmart/2010/07/28/bdpa-32nd-annual-conference-live-from-phily


Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, (http://www.bdpa.org/conf-2010.php) July 28 – 31, 2010 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel Rooms Are Now Going Fast: Please Book Now!!!

Reserve your room today by contacting the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1-800-266-9432 and ask for the BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) rate or register online.
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