Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 28, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 28, 2010

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

In this issue:


Diversity for the Digital Age - John Mackey Presentation
2010 BDPA IT Showcase Participants
Can’t Find a Job? Innovation Required
Blog Talk Radio Live! July 28th at the National BDPA Conference
Blogging While Brown Philly Meet-up at National BDPA Conference
BDPA 2010 Here We Come!
Diversity in IT Jobs - NextGov

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Wednesday July 28, 2010

Global Novations welcomes all attendees of the 32nd National BDPA Technology Conference.

Catch John Mackey Live!
Wednesday, July 28th
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott
Room 411

Diversity for the Digital Age:
The Ideal Toolkit for Diversity Professionals

Online solutions are maturing at a rapid rate. Global diversity and the flattening world are primary drivers of this growth. The adoption rate of these online tools are key to diversity and inclusion strategies. The savvy consumer of diversity and inclusion will need to recognize this growth and leverage the evolving tool sets. This presentation will cover the broad types of tools available, successful application stories and present the components of the ideal toolkit for diversity professionals.

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National BDPA is hosting its 8th annual Information Technology (IT) Showcase in Philadelphia as part of the 2010 national conference. The program grew out of a desire to encourage more African American students to seek Ph.D recognition in the hard science fields.

The BDPA IT Showcase allows student presenters from educational institutions all over the United States to showcase their research papers on advanced computing topics to an audience of students and IT professionals. Dr. Jesse Bemley (shown in the above photo) has led the BDPA IT Showcase over the past eight (8) years.
We are pleased to announce the 2010 participants in the BDPA IT Showcase (sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company and IBM).

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When I think of Innovation, the show MacGyver jumps into my head. In each episode, he uses ordinary, everyday items to build things that he needs to solve real world problems.

Just like MacGyver, in our modern world of a down economy, chronic unemployment and stiff competition from off-shore, IT Job Seekers need to be even more resourceful to find a job. Innovation is required in order to survive!

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

Mark your calendars!

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, will bring 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
2. Transforming While Performing…As We Take BDPA To The Next Level
3. What is BDPA? A Corporate Sponsor’s Perspective
4. National BDPA Conference Preview – How To Get What You Need In 4 Days!
5. BDPA Social Networks – Promoting innovation, professional growth and technical development
6. Identifying Partners For Teaming Agreements
7. Philanthropic and Scholarship aspects of BDPA as carried out by BDPA Foundation
8. Young Techpreneurs - BDPA Creating Young Black Millionaires

To join your show, the Call In Number is (347) 989-1228.

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Want to meet some of your friends on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn in person? Then this is the tweet-up for you! Mix, mingle, meet, and get a preview of all the goings on at the National BDPA Conference. Refreshments will be served at the Opening Ceremony Reception.

Want to meet some of your friends on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn in person? Then this is the tweet-up for you! Mix, mingle, meet, and get a preview of all the goings on at the National BDPA Conference. Refreshments will be served at the Opening Ceremony Reception.

Wednesday, July 28th
7:00 p.m.

National BDPA Conference
Opening Ceremony
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 USA


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Contact: Milt Haynes, Outside Director
National BDPA Social Networking Team

This week I will be traveling to Philadelphia with a group of talented high school students as we all attend the 2010 Black Data Processors Association (BDPA) National Conference. These high school students have spent almost every Saturday morning with me for the past few months learning ASP.NET web development skills in order to compete in this year’s BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) at the Conference. I’ve been teaching concepts such as object-oriented programming, master page development, and page event handling. And I believe their Saturday commitments will pay off, as I’ve seen them make great progress in their understanding of the concepts.

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Several demographic groups remained underrepresented in the federal workforce in fiscal 2009, according to a new report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The report, released Monday, found that the participation rate of women, Hispanics or Latinos, men and women of two or more races and white women remained below their overall availability in the national civilian labor force. In particular, the participation rate for women fell slightly from 2008, from 44.13 percent to 44.06 percent. In 2009, 7.9 percent of federal workers were Hispanic or Latino, 65.6 percent were White, 19 percent were Black of African American, 5.8 percent were Asian, 0.3 percent were Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 1.7 percent were Indian/Alaska native, and 0.7 percent were persons of two or more races, the EEOC found.

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Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, ( July 28 – 31, 2010 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.

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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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