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Volume 29, Issue 3President’s Message                   Dear BDPA Members           Created the BDPA New York You Tube   ...
Volume 29, Issue 3Summer in the City: Free Summer EventsJune 17-September 2                                 June 11-July 2...
Volume 29, Issue 3In the Community: June-August 2011                      Professional/IT Events: June—August 2011        ...
Volume 29, Issue 3                                                  2011 Best Companies for Black in Technology           ...
Volume 29, Issue 3Student & Youth Opportunities2011 Free Summer Meals for Children in New York City              The New Y...
Volume 29, Issue 3BDPA-NY Contact Information BDPA-New York 2011 Executive BoardBDPA NY ChapterPO Box 808                 ...
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  1. 1. Volume 29, Issue 3 Summer 2011Inside this issue: BDPA New York to Host 15th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner15th Annual Scholarship & 1 The New and encourage African Ameri- AcademyAwards Dinner York Chapter can youths to explore careers Sabrina Lamb, CEO/Founder,2011 National Conference 1 of BDPA is in such traditionally un- WorldofMoney.org excited to derrepresented fields as Com- Outstanding MemberB. Smith Accepts Commu- 1nity Award invite mem- puter Science and Information Bilal Muhammed, PhD, The istockphoto.com bers and Technology. To date, the New McGraw Hill CompaniesPresident’s Message 2 supporters to our 15th Annual York Chapter has awarded BDPA New York ScholarshipFree Summer Events 3 Scholarship & Awards Dinner, over $50,000 to deserving AwardeesProfessional /Tech Events 4 to be held on Wednesday, June New York City area students to BDPA New York SITES Stu- 29, 2011 from 5:30 pm to pursue their college educa- dentsIn the Community 4 9:00 pm, at UBS, 299 Park tions. The chapter will also2011 Best Companies for 5 Ave, New York, NY. honor the first recipients of The keynote address will beBlacks in Technology the newly created Small Busi- delivered by Carla Taylor- The purpose of the dinner, ness Innovator (SBI) and Out- Ogunrinde, Information Tech-BDPA NY President Hon- 6ored at 2011 Salute to sponsored by UBS, is to recog- standing Member awards. nology VP, Met Life, incorporat-Professional Women nize the outstanding contribu- The honorees are as follows: ing the event theme of tions of our 2010-2011 corpo- “Innovating our Future”.Student/Youth Opportuni- 6ties rate sponsors as well as award Corporate Sponsor of the Year For ticket and/or journal ad scholarships to our BDPA Stu- UBS purchase and for more infor-Upcoming Events 7 dent Information Technology Corporate Sponsor mation please visit Education Scholarship (SITES) JP Morgan Chase 2011bdpanya- students. SITES is a program Small Business Innovators wards.eventbrite.com/, email designed to develop the next Eric Hamilton, CEO/Founder, pres@bdpa-ny.org, or call 212- generation of IT Professionals, AdSmoke, Founder, The Web 802-5341.Last Call for 2011 National Conference B. Smith Accepts Community Award from BDPA-NY In less than two months, the “Windy City”, a.k.a. Chicago, IL, is set to be host for the 2011 National BDPA Conference, to be held from Aug 3—6, 2011, at the Hilton Chicago. The national conference is an annual forum dedicated to joining IT Professionals withthe latest technology advances, and career and professionaldevelopment opportunities. The mission is to provide access tothe most innovative concepts in emerging technologies, theories,research and education. The official conference agenda can beaccessed at http://www.bdpa.org/?page=2011_AgendaIt is not too late to register for the conference. Pre-registrationrates are $450 for members and $550 for nonmembers. Please In April, BDPA NY was pleased to present B. Smith with a Com-visit http://www.bdpa.org/?page=Conference2011 to register. munity Award for the support the New York City location of herSee you in Chicago! namesake restaurant, B. Smith’s, has provided the chapter. Pictured from left-to-right: Jasmine Crosby-Miller, Renetta Eng-Submitted by Danielle Cauthen lish, B. Smith, Cheryl Nedwell, and Andrew Carr Page 1
  2. 2. Volume 29, Issue 3President’s Message Dear BDPA Members  Created the BDPA New York You Tube ers” and Supporters, Channel - www.youtube.com/user/  Submitted 2010 Chapter of the Year- bdpanewyork book for the 2011 National BDPA Con- Can you believe it!! It  Interviewed by BlackSciFi, Caribbean ference Chapter of the Yearbook Award is already June and I Classroom and Bric Arts Media – have enjoyed, for the Brooklyn Independent Television Partnerships past six months, be-  Article Published in Diversity Careers  Continued partnerships with SmallBiz ing the President of Technology, Wall Street Project, In- in Engineering & Information Tech-the BDPA New York Chapter. Wem, NAAAHR, NABA and Black MBAs nology magazine  Contributed over $400 to Non-Profit orIn January, I ran on an 8-point platform Community Service Organizations Fundraising/Scholarshipsthat focused on our professional mem-bers, small business owners and stu-  Awarded $2,500 dollars in scholar- ships and $5,000 for the SITES / IT BDPA New York members, I would likedents. As you know, we are a volunteerorganization; I along with the Executive Showcase program from our Corporate you to ask yourself the following ques-board are passionate about BDPA and Sponsor of the Year UBS tions:have spent many, many hours planning  Collected over $500.00 from Meet andprograms to ensure that in the New York Greets  Are you truly an active member?area, BDPA remains the premiere organi-  Received $2000 Grant from J.P Mor-  Have you renewed your membershipzation for Information Technology profes- gan Chase if currently inactive?sionals.  Received $500 Grant from the Honda  What committees are you willing to Foundation, via BETF share your gifts and talents?The following are BDPA New York’s Ac-  Received $500 Grant from Career  Are you attending our monthly net-complishments for mid-year 2011 : Communications Group for BFTAW as working events and program meet- well as the following in kind donations: ings?Membership Best Buy, Palo Alto Software, Trader  Have you volunteered to be a speak- Sponsored very successful monthly Joe’s, Costco, Abundant Life Christian er at one of our meetings? Meet and Greet / Networking/ Mem- Center and Microsoft, CUNY, HSBC, IT  Have you volunteered as a mentor bership Drives in January, February Interop, and Web 2.0 Expo for our SITES program? and March  Several BDPA members and support- ers donated to the chapter through  Are you supporting our fundraisers? Participated in 3 career fairs (College  Have you applied for jobs received and Professional) to recruit new mem- Crowdwise: www.crowdwise.com via email or on BDPA.org? bers Education  Have you registered for the confer-Community Service  Coordinated Technology Exposition of ence in Chicago? Coordinated and participated in activi- our IT Showcase Program during BFTAW After answering those questions, you ties to celebrate 2011 Black Family Technology Awareness Week at Abun-  Sponsored SITES IT Showcase stu- should have all of the answers to the dant Life Christian Center in Brooklyn, dents to present at the upcoming BDPA famous question: What is in it for me? NY Week, including providing work- Regional Conference in Bowie State, shops on Cyber Security / Cyber Bully- MD Please contact me at pres@bdpa-ny.org ing, Careers in Gaming, Communica-  HSCC Alumni received 2011 summer or (212) 802-5341 so we can discuss tion Skills, Military Careers, and Finan- internships from UBS and will receive how you can play an active role in the cial Literacy scholarships from BDPA and UBS at success of our chapter, and if you have Presented B. Smith of B. Smith’s Res- the 15th Annual Awards Dinner any other questions or concerns. taurant the Community Supporter  Met with New York College of Technolo- Award gy, CUNY John Jay, Metropolitan Col- Lastly, I look forward to seeing you at Provided speakers for Computers for lege, and Pace University to discuss our June 29th Scholarship and Awards Youth, No Limit Career Day, NPower, meeting space and developing a mem- Dinner at UBS. Have a great summer. Blacks at Microsoft Minority Day , Ac- bership pipeline for the SITES program cess for Women, Abundant Life Minis- tries, and panels for Social Media Professional Services Week and Career Fairs.  Sponsored successful program meet- Renetta English ing in March on “Obtaining Federal and President, BDPA New YorkCommunication City Contracts for Small Business Own- Page 2
  3. 3. Volume 29, Issue 3Summer in the City: Free Summer EventsJune 17-September 2 June 11-July 27Good Morning America Summer Concert Performances by Public TheaterSeries Delacorte Theater7:00 am—9:00 am Central ParkVarious Performers New York, NYRumsey Playfield For more info visitCentral Park www.shakespeareinthepark.org/New York, NYFor more info visit Riverside Parkabcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/ The Merry Wives of WindsorJune —September June 5-June 26Central Park’s 2011 SummerStage 6:30 pmVarious Performers, Locations, and Dates/Times Performances by Hudson WarehouseFor more info visit www.summerstage.org Riverside Park West 89th and Riverside DriveJune—August New York, NYRiver to River Summer 2011 Festival For more info visitVarious events, dates, and times www.riversideparkfund.org/calendar/Throughout Lower ManhattanFor more info visit July 11-28www.rivertorivernyc.com/events/ Metropolitan Opera Recital Seriesindex.php Various Parks, Dates, & Times New York, NYJuly -August For more info visit www.metoperafamily.org/Martin Luther King Jr Concert Series metopera/news/features/detail.aspx?id=8590Various performers and dates/timesWingate Field Sep. 2-5Brooklyn, NY 2011 West Indian Day Parade & CarnivalFor more info visit Various Events leading up to Parade on Labor Daywww.brooklynconcerts.com/mlk.html (Sep. 5) Brooklyn, NYJune—August For more info visit www.wiadca.comBAM R&B FestivalVarious Performers, dates, timesMetroTech CenterBrooklyn, NYFor more info visit http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=283Shakespeare in the ParkCentral ParkMeasure for MeasureJune 6-July 30All’s Well that Ends Well Page 3
  4. 4. Volume 29, Issue 3In the Community: June-August 2011 Professional/IT Events: June—August 2011 June 18 June 23 ence Juneteenth Celebration 6:00 pm Kimmel Center 12:00pm-5:00pm NYTECH Summer Network- New York University Free admission ing Party For more info and to register Langston Hughes Community Li- Local West visit html5.tmcnet.com/brary 1 Penn Plaza conference/newyork/100-01 Northern Blvd New York, NYCorona, NY For more info and to register Aug 2-4For more info visit visit www.nytech.org/2011- SpeechTek 2011www.libraryactioncommittee.org/cultural-arts- summer-networking-party Marriott Marquisprogram/upcoming-events/ New York, NY For more info and to register June 21 July 27-28 visit Caribbean-American Heritage Month DevCon5 www.speechtek.com/2011 Celebration HTML5 Development Confer- 5:30pm-7:30pm Free admission BDPA NY Wishes SITES Students Good Luck at the Hosted by NYC Comptroller John Liu Regional ConferenceSurrogate’s Courthouse The chapter31 Chambers St wishes theNew York, NY SITES students,For more info and to RSVP visit pictured here incomptroller.nyc.gov/bureaus/pla/events.shtm a practice ses- sion, good luck July 31-August 30 in the Regional IT Showcase Harlem Week Competition in Various events throughout Harlem Bowie, MD on New York, NY June 18!For more info visit harlemweek.comNo Limits Career Day BDPA Member Guest Lectures at NPowerRenetta English (c) with BDPA members Glen Greene BDPA member Terence Hall guest lectures at NPower, a non-(l), and Bilal Muhammad, PhD (r) at the BDPA table at profit organization bringing IT services to other non-profits, andNo Limits Career Day, held April 9 at the Thurgood training young adults in technology, on the topic of Unified Com-Marshall Academy, in Harlem. munications Page 4
  5. 5. Volume 29, Issue 3 2011 Best Companies for Black in Technology In early June, National BDPA, along with WorkforceDiversity.com, an- nounced the 2011 Best Companies for Blacks In Technology Awards. The winners for 2011 are:  Allstate Insurance  American Airlines,  BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK, & TX  Intel  Johnson & Johnson  Merck  Northrop Grumman  State Farm Insurance  Wal-Mart Stores  WellPoint  Wells Fargo These companies will receive the prestigious BDPA Epsilon Award, an award presented annually by National BDPA to those companies that most pro- mote a work environment supporting the advance- ment of African-Americans in IT. The awards will be presented at the 33rd Annual NBDPA Conference in Chicago, IL from Aug 3-6. According to National BDPA president, Yvette Graham, "These companies deserve special recognition for promoting a signifi- cant number of African Americans into their IT man- agement ranks and for their outstanding communi- ty outreach and minority vendor programs." To read the official press release visit http:// www.tnj.com/press-releases/national-bdpa-and- workplacediversitycom-announce-winners-2011- best-companies-blacks-tBDPA NY Chapter President Honored at Salute to Professional Women In celebration of Women’s History Month, BDPA NY Presi- dent Renetta English, was awarded the Chairmans Organi- zational Leadership Award, as one of the honorees at The Professional Network’s 10th Annual Salute to Professional Women, on March 24, 2011. This award program, first implemented in 2001, is held annually by The Professional Network to recognize those role models working for a bet- ter quality of life in the New York City community. Pictured from left to right: Moira Jack, Carol Anthony, Ju- daea Yarde Lane, Bilal Muhammad, Renetta English, Dan- ielle Cauthen, Denise Hamilton, and Jasmine Crosby-Miller Page 5
  6. 6. Volume 29, Issue 3Student & Youth Opportunities2011 Free Summer Meals for Children in New York City The New York City Department of Education provides free breakfast and lunch throughout summer vacation (from June 29—September 2, 2011) for all New York and non-New York residents aged 18 and under. Meals are served at various public schools, parks, and pools in all five boroughs. No id or registration is required. For more information visit www.opt-osfns.org/osfns/default.aspx.iStockPhotoNew York Film Academy 3 Week 3D Animation Academy The 3D Animation Academy is a hands-on, intensive 3D Animation Camp for students ages 14-17. 3D Animation is the fastest growing creative technology in the world. Students in the 3-D Comput- er Animation High School camp program will write, animate, direct and edit their own computer animated short films. The camp program is designed for students with little or no experience iniStockPhoto animation. The 2011 camp runs from Jul 24, 2011—August 13, 2011. For more info and to reg- ister visit http://www.nyfa.edu/summer_camp/programs/animation/3week_animation.htmlNew York Summer Internal Drive (iD) Tech Camps iD Tech Camps offers summer computer camps for kids and teens (ages 7-17) at 60 universities in the United States and Canada. In the New York City area, the colleges offering these camps are Adelphi University,in Garden City, NY, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Fordham, Colum- bia, and New York Universities,in New York City. Depending on the location, iD Tech Camps offers 2D & 3D Video Game Camps, ProgrammingCamps, Robotics Camps, Web Design Camps, FlashiStockPhoto Animation Camps, and Movie Editing Camps. To learn more and sign up for a camp, visit http:// www.internaldrive.com/courses-programs/CUNY 2011 College Now Summer Programs College Now, a free program designed to prepare New York Citys public high school students for college, offers over 30 summer programs in a range of subjects, including math and science. Eligi- bility/academic requirements vary per program, however all students must be enrolled in a New York City public high school. All summer programs are free and metrocards/lunch vouchers are usually provided. For more information visit http://collegenow.cuny.edu/courses_events/iStockPhoto summer/ Page 6 Page 6
  7. 7. Volume 29, Issue 3BDPA-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 Strategy & Planning………………..………..……………Alain Leroy (vpsp@bdpa-ny.org) Phone: 212-802-5431 VP of Communications………...………….............Danielle Cauthen (comm@bdpa-ny.org) Fax: 212-591-6093 Director of Professional/Tech Development….Damon Holmes (profdev@bdpa-ny.org) Email: info@bdpa-ny.org Website:www.bdpa-ny.org Director of Education/Community Outreach…...Denise Hamilton (educ@bdpa-ny.org) Director of IT Showcase…………...……………..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) Advancing Careers from the Co-Chair……………..……………………..…..…..………….Damon Holmes (bftaw@bdpa-ny.org) Classroom to the Boardroom About BDPA Founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and the late David Wimberly, BDPA (formerly Black Data Processing Associates) is a premier networking organization for minorities and IT professionals alike. BDPA is a global, member focused organization that posi- tions 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 indi- viduals 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. BDPA-New York Upcoming Events June 18 Program Meeting topics are tentative and subject to change BDPA Regional Conference based on speaker availability. Bowie, MD Program Meetings begin at 6:00pm. Location info will be June 29 posted on our website when available. Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet UBS To attend a meeting/event it’s extremely important to RSVP 299 Park Ave to pres@bdpa-ny.org. Please visit www.bdpa-ny.org/ New York, NY events.htm for up-to-date information on all our events. August 3-6 National BDPA Conference Chicago, IL October National Cyber Security Awareness Month Page 7