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The BDPA Insider - July 17, 2011

The BDPA Insider - July 17, 2011

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

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This video provides a preview of the 33rd annual BDPA Technology Conference set to take place August 3-6, 2011 in Chicago, IL.

Video Credits: LeVern Danley (LAD4 Creations)

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BDPA Foundation News, Tuesday, July 12, 2011
by Wayne Hicks
In This Issue
Why Yo' Momma Won't Use Google+
Bemley Scholar: Francisco Nunez
BDPA Calendar of Events
President Profile: Toni Love
Career Center (224 Jobs!)

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Careers in Technology and much, much more

The objective of this workshop is to inspire you to embrace and effectively use Information Technology in your academic pursuits and professional career.

Careers in Technology and much, much more
Who: Milt Haynes, Founder, Blacks Gone Geek [bio]

Date: Friday, August 5, 2011 
Time: 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Where: Hilton Chicago
Room: TBD
Address: 720 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

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BDPA Atlanta chapter had its greatest finish in the National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships back in 2008. The members of that team came in fifth place and earned Jesse Bemley Scholarships.

One of the talented members of that team was Nia Love. She is a multi-dimensional graduate who played basketball, golf and softball at Mt. Zion High School in Atlanta GA. She plans to use her Bemley Scholarship to study criminal justice at Valdosta State University.

Nia shared thoughts about her BDPA experiences:

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Naomi Matthews was a member of the HSCC team trained by BDPA Washington DC chapter that earned a silver medal at the 2010 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Championship held in Philadelphia. In the process Naomi also earned a Jesse Bemley Scholarship which she plans to use to study computer science in college.

Here is her HSCC testimonial:

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Have you ever wondered what your members are thinking? Remember the 'invisible thought bubbles' that are drawn about the heads of your cartoon heroes? Ever wonder about the 'invisible thought bubbles' running over the heads of your chapter members? Perhaps they are thinking about things without telling you.

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If you are unemployed or underemployed, this post is for you.  

I was laid off from my job on in mid-January of this year and I'm still looking. It's been 6 months but I'm not worried. I'm willing to put in the extra time and effort to find my ideal job. What keeps me motivated? Check this out!

Are You Motivated? by MicroTrain Career Services

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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

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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.

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

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