Sunday, September 12, 2010

The BDPA Insider – September 12, 2010

The BDPA Insider – September 12, 2010

The BDPA Insider – September 12, 2010

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

In this issue:

BDPA Newsletters from Chapters Around the Country

BDPA Chapters on Twitter

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BDPA Columbus chapter made a major push with their Student IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program this year. The leadership team worked with corporate sponsors, volunteers, educators and students to train dozens of students throughout the year. The effort culminated in the selection of a team of young people to participate in the 2010 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Championships held in Philadelphia PA.

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There have been 25 national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships with over 1,000 HSCC alumni from all over the nation since the event was created by Dr. Jesse Bemley in 1986.
Dr. Bemley shared his memory of that first competition with us.

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Sabre President Phil Jaurigue recently made headlines. Philadelphia Inquirer headlines to be exact.

Phil was featured in an article, which detailed the evolution of Sabre in addition to discussing Phil’s recent role as a panelist at the National BDPA Technology Conference held July 29 in Center City. The event, which featured the topic “Opportunities, Risks and Rewards: How to Avoid Becoming a Failed Business Statistic,” was sponsored by a group founded in Philadelphia 35 years ago known as the Black Data Processing Associates. Today, BDPA is reportedly known by its initials and embraces a broader version of its original mission.

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CYJ Enterprises and BDPA Detroit Encourages Americans to Get Ready during National Preparedness Month (NPM). CYJ Enterprises and BDPA Detroit is proud to be participating in the seventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September. Sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, NPM is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.
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Now back from the 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia, our Board of Directors is excited about getting back to rejuvenating our chapter activities, in hopes of ensuring you get full benefits from your membership. We believe, with the commitment and filling of key vacant board positions, this can be accomplished.

Our students from
Irving Nimitz High School participated in the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) in Philadelphia and placed 18th out of 22 teams. I'd like to thank the coordinators, students, chaperon, and volunteers for assisting with this rewarding effort.

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BETF-Blog Readers, would you like to see information about programs and services being offered all over BDPA nation? Here are some recent newsletters issued from around the country.

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There are a growing number of BDPA chapters with Twitter accounts.  These are local BDPA chapters that wish to reach out to all current, former and future members via the Twitter network.   I encourage any BDPA members on Twitter to take a moment to follow their local chapter as shown on the following list.

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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.

Early bird registration for $350 now open!

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

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