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BDPA seeks to have 20 high school students and 20 college students in the 2011 BDPA IT Showcase to be held in Chicago later this year. This is the 16-page IT Showcase Guide that answers all of the ...

BDPA seeks to have 20 high school students and 20 college students in the 2011 BDPA IT Showcase to be held in Chicago later this year. This is the 16-page IT Showcase Guide that answers all of the questions about the event.

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  • 1. 2011[NATIONAL BDPA ITSHOWCASE COORDINATORGUIDE ]
  • 2. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator Guide Table of ContentsAbout Black Data Processing Associates............................................................................. 2About National IT Showcase ............................................................................................... 3Overview of National BDPA IT Showcase Conference ........................................................ 4Call for Participation ........................................................................................................... 5Participant Registration ...................................................................................................... 7IT Showcase Requirements ................................................................................................. 8IT Showcase Suggested Technologies/Subject Areas ......................................................... 9IT Showcase Writing Style Guidelines ............................................................................... 10IT Showcase Content Delivery .......................................................................................... 12IT Showcase Conference Program Schedule .................................................................... 13IT Showcase Prep Time line - Milestones .......................................................................... 14Local IT Showcase Coordinator Role ................................................................................. 151|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 3. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideAbout Black Data Processing AssociatesBDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and thelate David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns aboutminorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle andupper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for thesepositions, and an overall lack of career mobility.Through ceaseless drive and personal networking, the founders built an organization of35 members, hosted presentations to improve data processing skills and launched a jobopportunities announcement service. This nucleus has grown to over 55 chaptersthroughout the United States and thousands of members.Today, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a widespectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educationalinstitutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growthand technical development for those in the IT industry.2|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 4. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideAbout National IT Showcase BDPA IT SHOWCASE Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – August 3-5, 2011The BDPA IT Showcase is an advanced technology forum where High “Attendees will beSchool and College students from across the nation demonstrate amazed at thetheir research and theories in the fields of information technology. thoroughness of thePapers will be published in the IT Show Proceedings research and the advanced topicsThe projects will focus on various “advanced thought” topics presented at the ITincluding; intelligent technologies (i.e., robotics, machine learning, Showcase. The ITevolutionary algorithms, etc.), wearable computing, web Showcase treats thetechnologies, high performance computing (HPC), grid technologies, audience tocloud technology, computational science, etc. challenging “outside- the-box” thought.”The Showcase presentations will consist of demonstrations whereapplicable. Three awards (First, Second and Third Prize) will be made in each of twocategories: High School and College (undergraduate).IT Showcase Schedule At-A-GlanceWednesday, August 3, 2011 Prep for IT Showcase Morning Students Arrive Afternoon YTC Presentations Evening Dress Rehearsal Evening Poster SetupThursday, August 4, 2011 9th Annual BDPA IT Showcase Morning Poster Presentations (Judging; Closed) All Day Paper Presentations (Student/Adult Audience)Friday, August 5, 2011 Morning Paper/Poster Presentations (Adult Forum) Afternoon Presentation of CertificatesFriday, August 6, 2011 Evening Awards Banquet3|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 5. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideOverview of National BDPA IT Showcase ConferenceThe BDPA IT Showcase evolved from a one day event to an event which has activitiesspread across three days (Wednesday through Friday) at the BDPA National Conference.IT Showcase activities are a part of the Youth Technology Camp (YTC) and Adult Forumson Wednesday and Friday, respectively.The main IT Showcase occurs on Thursday. The activities include presentations, bothpaper and poster, of advanced computing topics. Participants are high school andundergraduate students. The focus is leading edge technologies, hardware and softwaremethodologies, research proofs of concepts encompassing, but not limited to,intelligent technologies (i.e., smart toys, machine learning, and genetic algorithms),wearable computing, web technologies, green IT technologies, virtual IT technologies,high performance computing (HPC), computing curricula, computational science, etc.Demonstrations are incorporated in the presentations where applicable.Presentations/projects are judged in two categories, college (undergraduate) and highschool. Three awards will be made in each category.Wednesday activities are geared to HSCC and local high school students attending theYouth Technology Camp (YTC). Students presenting are a subset of the total ITShowcase participant population. The IT Showcase activity during Thursday Adult Forumis a morning paper and poster session.Presentations at previous showcases have answered questions such as the following:What is a smart toy? Can machines actually learn?Is there a difference between virtual humans and avatars? How will high performance computing change IT as we know it? Will genetic algorithms put more programmers out of work? Can neural networks actually be trained? Why would anyone want to wear a computer? Should I get an Internet phone? Are those movie/video scenes actually computer-generated?Can I make maps on my computer?4|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 6. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideCall for Participation Greetings Chapter Presidents and SITES Coordinators! We are now actively recruiting high school and college students to participate in our upcoming 2011 National IT Showcase in Chicago! This year’s goal is to recruit 20 high school students and 20 college students! We would like to encourage each chapter to identify qualified students. Register your students today at http://www.www.bdpa.org/ITShowcaseRegistration. About BDPA National IT Showcase The Annual BDPA National Information Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters from educational institutions all over the United States to showcase their research papers and posters by presenting and demonstrating their research. The presentations will represent advanced computing topics presented by highly motivated high school and college students to an audience of students and IT professionals. Student Research The focus is leading edge technologies, hardware and software methodologies, research proofs of concepts encompassing, but not limited to, intelligent technologies (i.e., smart toys, machine learning, and genetic algorithms), wearable computing, web technologies, green IT technologies, virtual IT technologies, high performance computing (HPC), computing curricula, computational science, etc. The National IT Showcase Coordinators will work with chapter volunteer and students to help them develop their research project. Dr. Jesse Bemley will make the final recommendation on the students participation after the research paper is completed. Event Days College and high school students have the opportunity to participate in this 3 day event held in conjunction with the Annual National BDPA Technology Conference held in Chicago, August 3-6, 2011. The students Presentations/Research Projects will be judged in two categories, college and high school by a panel of judges. Three awards will be made in each5|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 7. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator Guide category for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. . Each participant will be recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation at the end of the IT Showcase session. The awards will be presented at Awards Banquet. Let’s make this another successful National IT Showcase! Sincerely, Dr. Jesse Bemley, National IT Showcase Coordinator6|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 8. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideParticipant RegistrationAll interested students must register at the National IT Showcase registration site linkprovided below. http://www.www.bdpa.org/ITShowcaseRegistration7|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 9. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase RequirementsThese are requirements for students who wish to participate in the IT Showcase. The ITShowcase is an event that is a part of the BDPA National Technology Conference.Participants are expected to complete the following by the dates indicated.1. Research paper (6 page minimum) See IT SHOWCASE - Writing Style Guidelines2. PowerPoint presentation from the paper (10 min. for IT Showcase) Due 3 weeksbefore Conference.3. Poster display (3ft by 4ft, i.e., science fair) graphically depicting research topicContent due in May4. Photo (B&W) and Bio Submitted with the paper,5. Trip Report Due one week after the conference. If trip report is not submitted,student will not be allowed to participate in future showcases.The presentation and poster are driven by the paper. The PowerPoint presentation isgiven at the podium and poster presentations are given in the poster display area.8|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 10. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase Suggested Technologies/Subject AreasThe example technologies/methodologies/subjects below are only to be used as aguide. If there is another leading edge topic that you would like to present, contact Dr.Jesse Bemley at jlbemley@yahoo.com and itshowcasecoordinator.com to discuss.Some examples are: Virtual Reality, Computer Gaming Artificial Life Neural Networks Robotics Fuzzy Logic Operating Systems (UNIX, Linux, MS Windows) Cluster Technology Grid Technology, High Performance Computing (HPC) Cloud Technology Green Technology WEB Technologies (Perl, CGI, XML, VRML, Webcams, WEB Services) Storage technology (magnetic, optical, SANs, NAS, etc), and Printer Technologies (laser, inkjet, 2D, 3D, etc.)9|P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 11. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase Writing Style Guidelines Author Name School Name City, StateINTRODUCTIONThis document outlines the style for the papers required for the BDPA IT Showcase.These guidelines are being provided to make sure that all the papers are in the sameformat for a professional looking proceeding book.GUIDELINESUsing Microsoft Word document, please follow these guidelines as closely as possible. Margins: 1 inch top/bottom, left/right Font: Times Roman, 12pt, Proportional Font Justification: Left and Right Title: CAPITAL LETTERS and BOLD, Centered on the 1st line Author Name/School Name: Centered City, State: Centered Do not include the ZIP Code Headings: CAPITAL LETTERS and BOLD, 2 blank lines before, 1 after Paragraphs: One blank line between each, no indentations10 | P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 12. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator Guide Page Numbers: NO page numbers. DO handwrite the number and your name on the back of each page in pencil. Printing: Single Spaced, Single Sided, Laser Printer. Reference, Endnotes, and On the last page of the paper Footnotes: Size: 6 pages, minimumThis document is an example of the format of the document that you shouldsubmit to Dr. Jesse L. Bemley at jlbemley@yahoo.com and itshowcasecoordinator.com.SUBMITTING THE PAPERPlease send a copy of the paper in MS WORD to the addresses above. Please rememberto spell check your documents before you submit them.11 | P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 13. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase Content DeliveryContent Delivery Methods by students consist of: Paper Presentations (PowerPoint) Poster Presentations Demonstrations, and Various combinations of the abovePapers are presented by students via PowerPoint presentations from a podium. Thestudents are provided with a laser pointer to assist the audience in following thepresentation. It is anticipated that the audience will be seated and standing if seating isnot available (as in overflow). Papers are published in the IT Showcase proceedings.Posters are preferably developed using HP Design Jet or comparable technology. If thestudent does not have access to the technology, arrangements are made to print theposter. Copy services such as Kinkos can provide the service. If that fails contact the ITShowcase Coordinator for assistance. Poster presentations are done for the judges(closed) and the audience (open to the public).The individuals in the audience will gather around the poster of interest while thestudent presents. Posters will be available throughout the IT Showcase for conferenceattendee walkthroughs.Students will demonstrate project concepts at designated times during the IT Showcase.The room/area will be setup in classroom style for approximately 100 people. The rearof the room will contain two six foot tables. There will be 1-2 stand alone conferenceworkstations (computers) on each of the tables.12 | P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 14. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase Conference Program ScheduleSchedule Time Activity DayAM Students Arrival August 3, 2011PM Youth Technology Camp August 3, 2011 PresentationsPM Practice Session August 3, 2011PM Poster Setup August 3, 2011AM IT Showcase Poster Judging August 4, 2011AM Paper Presentations ITS August 4, 2011PM Paper Presentations ITS August 4, 2011AM Paper Presentations ITS August 5, 2011AM Paper Presentations ITS August 5, 2011PM Presentation of Certificates August 5, 2011PM Awards Banquet August 6, 2011AM Students Departure August 7, 201113 | P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 15. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideIT Showcase Prep Time line - MilestonesOwner Action Item Due DatesIT Showcase First Call for Papers January 26, 2011Coordinator/ChapterIT Showcase Second Call for Papers February 26, 2011Coordinator/ChapterIT Showcase Third and Final Call for Papers March 20, 2011Coordinator/ChapterIT Showcase Acceptance Notification May 15, 2011CoordinatorChapter PowerPoint May 25, 2011 Presentations/Posters Development CompletionSUBMITTING THE PAPERPlease send a copy of the paper in MS WORD to Dr. Jesse L. Bemley atjlbemley@yahoo.com and itshowcasecoordinator.com.Please remember to spell check your documents before you submit.14 | P a g e 24 January 2011
  • 16. National BDPA IT Showcase Coordinator GuideLocal IT Showcase Coordinator Role Chapter Volunteer(s) – We Need You!! Persons desiring to volunteer for this event must be highly motivated and willing to venture into computing areas that quite possibly are new to them. The National IT Showcase Coordinators will provide training materials and support. Volunteers will: Work with high school and/or college students(s) in advance computing areas such as intelligent technologies (i.e. smart toys, machine learning, genetic algorithms), gaming, wearable computing, web technologies, green IT technologies, virtual IT technologies parallel computing, cloud computing, computing curricula, etc. o Identify and register students at http://www.bdpa.org/?page=ITShowcaseReg . o Closely monitor the student’s progress in preparation for the event o Provide assistance in the event problems or issues arise o Tutor students in oral and written communication skills, technical and graphic design skills o Meet with the IT Showcase Coordinator on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3d, to conduct a practice session to enhance the event. o Provides onsite support of the event on Thursday and Friday, August 4 – 5th Volunteer names and email address should be sent to itshowcasecoordinator@yahoo.com. Volunteers are granted access to the National IT Showcase Project Groupsite for training, posting materials and communication.15 | P a g e 24 January 2011