Newsletter: BDPA New York (Feb 2011)

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This is the Feb 2011 issue of Humanware. Humanware is the longest running publication in the history of BDPA ... it is a newsletter published by BDPA New York chapter.

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Newsletter: BDPA New York (Feb 2011)

  1. 1. Volume 29, Issue 1 Black History Month Special EditionInside this issue: 2011 Black Family Technology Awareness Week2011 Black Family Tech- 1nology Awareness Week BDPA- they spend a full day immersed fidence of youth wheneverBDPA Launches New Web- 1 New in a variety of fun and interac- they go online, by addressingsite York tive workshops. The event, cyber bullying, and enhance invites scheduled for Saturday, Febru- their ability to recognize dan-President’s Message 2 you to ary 26, 2011 from 10:30 AM gers on the Internet.NYC Black History Month 3Events join us to 3:30 PM, will be held at the at our events planned as a Abundant Life Christian Cen- Careers in the Gaming IndustryFebruary Meet n Greet 4 part of 2011 Black Family ter, located at 32 East 98th Presented by Sean R. Scott,Photo Gallery 5 Technology Awareness Week Street between East New York CEO, SoulRealiS LLC (BFTAW). Black Family Tech- and Sutter Avenues in Brook-Upcoming Events 6 nology Awareness Week, or lyn, NY. The theme is “Educate This workshop will provide a BFTAW, is a national public to Innovate.” There will be re- behind the scenes overview of awareness campaign designed freshments and giveaways the Gaming Industry, as well to encourage more African provided by the Yahoo! Em- as the skills/education needed Americans to incorporate tech- ployee Foundation to pursue a career in the in- nology into their daily lives. By dustry. showcasing science and tech- Cyber Security/Cyber Bullying nology in a fun and interactive Presented by Denise Hamilton Communication is More Than way, our chapter endeavors to 160 Characters motivate more minority stu- This workshop will inform the Presented by Laquette R. dents to pursue careers in the- community on the importance Holmes, M.A., R.R.T. se fields. of cyber security and safety (contined on page 2) when browsing the Internet. It It will also be an exciting time will also serve to increase the for students and families as safety awareness and self con-BDPA Launches New Website National BDPA has re- If you have not been on the website yet, and are a mem- launched the national web- ber, you must reset your password, which will be sent to site, located at the email address that is registered in the National data- www.bdpa.org. The new base. If you are currently inactive you will have to pay website, which launched in membership dues and create a new account on the web- early January, includes a site. Visit the tutorial on the website, at newer design, and changes www.bdpa.org/?page=HowToTutorial to learn more about or new features in the follow- how to navigate the new site. For any issues or questionsing areas: member profiles, member directory, events, navigating the new site, contact the National VP of Mem-news, blogs, wikis, photo galleries, social networking, etc. bership Management, Mildred Allen, at vpmm@bdpa.org.All chapters of BDPA now have their own page on the Na-tional website, accessible by members only. BDPA New Submitted by Danielle CauthenYork encourages all members to update your profiles andbecome acquainted with the new website. Page 1
  2. 2. Volume 29, Issue 1BFTAW, continued(continued from page 1) Presented by Heather Roberts, (ret) Weekly planning meetings are TuesdaysThis workshop will discuss the effects of MAJ, USAFA throughout February, at 9:00 pm viaelectronic communication on standard- Conference Call:ized grammar. This workshop is designed to provide an overview on the Communications and Dial-in Number: 1-270-400-2000BDPA Information Technology (IT) Show- Information career field for those inter- Pin: 74185case ested in military service.Presentations by BDPA Dela- For additional information emailware Chapter and BDPA New York Chap- Financial Literacy and Consumer Re- bftaw@bdpa-ny.org. To RSVP to attend,ter Students sources visit the Eventbrite page at Presented by National Association of eventbrite.com/event/1222549679Student presenters will showcase their Black Accountants (NABA) - NY Chapterresearch on advanced computing topics Submitted by Damon Holmessuch as smart toys, genetic algorithms, Volunteers Wantedand wearable computing technologies. The BFTAW Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with greeting, regis-IT Careers in the Air Force tration, and photography at the event.President’s Message Dear Members, has planned for 2011. Check out page 5 for photos. Saturday, February 5 I cannot believe Computers for Youth that it is already I wanted to remind everyone that February and we we are actively seeking volunteers Friday, February 11 are celebrating for our committees and 2011 Microsoft Minority Day Black History events and initiatives. We need Month. This is also volunteers to lead and/or serve on October 2011 the month that committees in the following areas: Cyber Security Awareness MonthBDPA New York will host our annual Education, Membership, Communi-Black Family Technology Awareness ty Service and Fundraising. I hope Contact Denise Hamilton, DirectorEvent, in recognition of Black Fami- that many of you step up to volun- of Education & Community Out-ly Technology Awareness Week. I teer, to speak and present at our reach at educ@bdpa-ny.org or Car-am so excited and looking forward program meetings, or to mentor our ol Anthony, Director of IT Showcaseto seeing you on Feb 26th at the IT Showcase students. at itshowcase@bdpa-ny.orgAbundant Life Christian Center inBrooklyn, NY, as we share the im- BDPA New York 2011 Program / Membership Servicesportance of Education, Science, Volunteer Opportunities This committee is seeking Volun-Technology, Engineering and Math teers as speakers/panelists to pre-Careers with the community. Education/Community Outreach sent at the following monthly meet- This committee is seeking mentors ings:Last month, we had a very success- and instructors, who will train stu-ful Meet and Greet on January 19th dents for our SITES (Student Infor- Friday, April 15, 8:30am*at the Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge mation Technology Education IT in Emergency Management Sym-in New York. Members and guests Scholarship) program, IT Showcase, posiumhad the opportunity to meet and and High School Computer Compe- **Seeking an Event Planner to co-mingle with myself, and the rest of tition (HSCC). In addition the com- ordinate this eventour 2011 Executive Board, and mittee is seeking volunteers for the-learn more about what our chapter se upcoming events: (continued on page 4) Page 2
  3. 3. Volume 29, Issue 1Black History Month Events Around NYCFeb 1-28 Visit http://www.mcny.org/ brary & Cultural CenterDestination:Harlem exhibitions/future/Apollo- 100-01 Northern BlvdVarious Events throughout Harlem Theater.html for more info Corona, NYNew York, NYVisit http://www.nycgo.com/? February 3-23 Feb 14-18event=view.article&id=250603&pi NYU 2011 Black History Month Cel- Black History Month Youth Film Se-d=hp-hero-drgbl-2 for more info ebration: Haiti(an) Matters: Creat- ries ing a New Narrative Free admissionFeb 1-28 All events free admission Schomburg Center for Research inBrooklyn Public Library Celebrates New York University Black CultureBlack History Month 1 Washington Place 515 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)Various events throughout Brooklyn New York, NY New York, NYwww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ Visit http://www.nyu.edu/about/ Visit www.nypl.org/events/feature/blackhistory/events.jsp news-publications/ programs/2011/02/14/black- news/2011/01/24/haitian- history-month-youth-film-seriesFebruary 1-28 matters-creating-a-new-narrative- for more info and to registerNYC Tech 2011 Black History theme-of-nyu-gallatins-2011-black-Month Celebration:”African Cultural history-month-events-.html Feb 16Survivals in the Americas: Harriet for more info and to RSVP New York Opera Society Presents: ATubman’s Legacy Tribute to Paul RobesonAll events free Free admissionNYC College of Technology Feb 4-8 World Financial Center300 Jay St New Voices in Black Cinema Festi- Winter GardenBrooklyn, NY val Three World Financial CenterVisit www.citytech.cuny.edu/ Brooklyn Academy of Music 200 Vesey Street, 11th Flooraboutus/newsevents/2009fa/ Brooklyn, NY New York, New YorkREL_BlackHistory2010.pdf for Visit www.actnowproduction.org for Visitmore info more info www.artsworldfinancialcenter.com/ cgi-bin/Go.cgi?q_id=1049 for moreFeb 1-28 Feb 5 infoWho are Our Brethren: Documents Target First Saturday: Celebratingof Slavery from the Archives of the Black History MonthSuffolk County Historical Society Brooklyn Museum300 West Main St 200 Eastern ParkwayRiverhead, NY Brooklyn, New YorkVisit Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety. calendar/index.php?org/index.html for more info show=day&month=2&day=5&year =2011 for more infoExhibit starts Feb 8Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing: February 12How the Apollo Theater Shaped Annual Langston Hughes Day Cele-American Entertainment brationMuseum of the City of New York 11:00 am—8:00pm1220 Fifth Ave Free admissionNew York, NY Langston Hughes Community Li- Page 3
  4. 4. Volume 29, Issue 1President’s Message, continued(continued fom page 2) the following workshops: sponding Secretary, Director of HumanThursday, April 21st Resources, Fundraising Chairperson,Role of Information Technology and the Thursday, March 17th Historian, Graphic Artist, Grant Applica-Census Tips on Obtaining Federal Contracts for tion Writer, Fundraising Committee Small Businesses Chairperson.Thursday, June 16thEmployment and Branding Forum Thursday, November 17th If interested in a position, contact me at Mobile Technology for Entrepreneurs pres@bdpa-ny.org or call the chapterThursday, September 15th voicemail at 212-802-531.Health Information Systems Contact Damon Holmes, Director of Business & Professional Development Lastly, I’d like to thank the followingIn addition, this committee is seeking at profdev@bdpa-ny.org members who volunteered at the 2011volunteers for the following events: Rainbow Coalition/Citizenship Educa- Fundraising Committee tion Fund Wall Street Project:Thursday, February 10th, 9am - 5pm Do you have fundraising expertise? WePace University Practice Student Inter- need members to assist us in raising Jasmine Crosby-Millerview Day funds for our Student Information Tech- Myrna Miller nology Education Scholarship (SITES) Bilal MuhammadWednesday, March 2nd, 2pm Program. Contact Wanda Jackson, VP Moira JackPace University Spring Job Fair of Finance, at vpf@bdpa-ny.org Denise HamiltonContact Joshua Wynn, Vice President of Executive Board Positions In summary, BDPA New York needs youMember Services at vpms@bdpa-ny.org Would you like the opportunity to share to make a difference. your skills as a part of the BDPA NewEntrepreneur Development Committee York Executive Board? Current Availa-This committee is seeking volunteers ble positions on the board include: Vice Renetta Englishas speakers/panelists to present for President of Membership Manage- President, BDPA New York ment, Recording Secretary, Corre- To RSVP email vpms@bdpa-ny.org, call (212) 802-5341 or RSVP online at www.pingg.com/rsvp/7ayn64qwx8ejhgymz Page 4
  5. 5. Volume 29, Issue 1President’s Message, continuedPhoto GalleryMeet n Greet @ Empire Rooftop Lounge—January 19, 2011 BDPA New York members and supporters mix and mingle, at the Empire Rooftop Hotel Lounge, in New York, NY, on Wednesday, January 19. Page 5
  6. 6. Volume 29, Issue 1BDPA-NY Contact Information BDPA-New York 2011 Executive BoardBDPA NY ChapterPO Box 808 President………………………………………………………...…………..Renetta English (pres@bdpa-ny.org)Murray Hill Station VP of Finance………………………………………………………..…...….Wanda Jackson (vpf@bdpa-ny.org)New York, NY 10156-0808 VP of Member Services…………………………………………....….....Joshua Wynn (vpms@bdpa-ny.org) Phone: 212-802-5431 VP of Strategy & Planning……….…………………………..….……………Alain Leroy (vpsp@bdpa-ny.org) Fax: 212-591-6093 VP of Communications…………………………….…………......Danielle Cauthen (comm@bdpa-ny.org) Email: info@bdpa-ny.org Director of Professional/Tech Development………..…….Damon Holmes (profdev@bdpa-ny.org) Website:www.bdpa-ny.org Director of Education/Community Outreach…..………..…..Denise Hamilton (educ@bdpa-ny.org) Director of IT Showase………..………………………….……..Carol Anthony (itshowcase@bdpa-ny.org) Director of External Support ……………………………………………………………....………....Evelyn Poole Immediate Past President………………………….....….Judaea Yarde Lane (pastpres@bdpa-ny.org) Black Family Technology Awareness Week Chair…………..……………………………………………………………….Cheryl Nedwell (bftaw@bdpa-ny.org) Co-Chair……………..……………………………………………………….Damon Holmes (bftaw@bdpa-ny.org) About BDPA Founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and the latethe ClassroomWimberly, BDPA (formerly Black Data Processing Associates) is a premier Advancing Careers from David to the Boardroom networking organization for minorities and IT professionals alike. BDPA is a global, member focused organization that positions its members at the forefront of the IT industry. We are committed to delivering value to our members strategic partners, and to the community. BDPA-NY aspires to be a leading chapter in the national BDPA organization. Our members include individuals who are employed with corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, as well as high school and college students. The New York Chapter is the 5th largest chapter of BDPA. Chartered in September 1982, our chapter has successfully reached out to our community through networking, education programs, seminars, workshops, and the annual conferences. Also, we serve as community partner for the Community Technology Centers and engage everyone to learn about technology, careers, and higher education. 2011 BDPA-New York Upcoming Events February 16 Program Meeting topics are tentative and subject to change based on Meet-n-Greet @ B. Smith’s speaker availability. February 26 Program Meetings begin at 6:30pm. Location info will be posted on Black Family Technology Awareness Week Event our website when available. March 17 To attend a meeting/event it’s extremely important to RSVP to Program Meeting vpms@bdpa-ny.org. Please visit www.bdpa-ny.org/events.htm for up- Tips on Obtaining Federal Contracts for Small Business- to-date information on all our events. es April 15 IT in Emergency Management Symposium April 21 Program Meeting Role of IT in Census Page 6

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