Compuware and BDPA Detroit: Success Story in 2000

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This is an overview of the success experienced by Compuware with BDPA Detroit chapter's youth education program in 2000. The highlight of the year was a gold medal victory at the 2000 national BDPA high school computer competition (HSCC) championships.

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  • What Information Technology THOUGHT LEADERS national non-profit organization comprised of professionals working in or having an interest in Computer Science, Data Processing and Information Technology founded in 1976 in Philadelphia vehicle thru which minority professionals can network, grow professionally, develop personal leadership skills, increase computer literacy in the community Who diverse representation of the computer profession consist of programmers, analysts, operators, manager, instructors and engineers seeks the membership of anyone with a sincere interest in pursuing the goals of the organization open to all persons, regardless of profession, race or national origin Mission Detroit Chapter - will be a member-focused organization that exists to provide professional development programs and services to educate other community and position its members at the forefront of the IT industry
  • CDAC In the mid eighties Compuware formed the Minority Awareness Committee(MAC), which actively supported both the local and national BDPA. Members of MAC which at that time included recruiting, sponsored a recruiting booth and attended the national conventions. In 1992 the MAC was changed to CDAC with the following mission statement: The mission of the CDAC is to facilitate Compuware’s efforts to enhance and enrich the cultural diversity of its work force. Additionally, we will provide assistance in ensuring that the company achieves its goal of providing an environment where excellence is both encouraged and rewarded. That same year BDPA held the national convention in Detroit. PK increased Compuware’s support of the organization by donating $10,000 to the local chapter becoming the first significant Corporate Sponsor of the convention with a $15,000 convention sponsorship and paying half the fees for local individuals who signed up for the convention. In 1993 the sponsorship of BDPA expanded with Compuware becoming the first national sponsor of the convention at a cost of $25,00. We continued to sponsor the local chapter with a donation of $10,000 for the national youth competition. (We currently give $25,000 to the local chapter and $10,000 to national.) In 1999, with the sponsorship of CDAC, an arm of the local BDPA chapter was formed at Compuware. OUR mission OUR purpose
  • Membership Drive in February at Compuware Headquarters gained 25 members total 50 members Cass Tech Open House 50 students invited educate on working in a corporate environment brief explanation of what each dept does Intern Mentorship new this year each year 6 students picked to join intern now have mentors who are Compuware BDPA members very successful further develop the program in the future Community Relations Heart Walk Mayor’s Ball Ameritech Event Ball Africana NAACP Dinner LIFT Dinner BDPA National Conference We are going to share with you, this year’s successes
  • Youth Conference provides an environment for young people in grades 9-12 to take part in a conference with a focus on Youth and IT Topics. It included interactive, hands-on workshops and seminars by which participants will gain valuable exposure to leading-edge technology. It will also provide networking opportunities with young entrepreneurs and executives in the IT industry. Networking with Fortune 500 Co. share professional successes and challenges in corporate positions cos - Dell, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Allstate and of course Compuware
  • Employee Attendance 13 employees Atlanta, Corporate, Cleveland HR, Professional Services, Products, Sales, Recruiting, TEC Career Fair used local branch for FIRST time this year to assist in recruiting efforts success - 244 resumes received and 3 candidates were chosen 1 offer has been made at this time - other 2 are pending Seminars and Workshop Dwight did 5 different Seminars on topics Internet Related and Programming Languages. Web Design Concepts Web Site Development Life Cycle An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets HTML Fundamentals with a Transition to XHTML An Introduction to JavaScript for the Beginner Most popular seminars of the conference – standing room only. First year we have had a presenter at the conference Employee Development next slide
  • Career Related -17% Ten Steps to the Office of Vice President Achieving IT Career Advancement With The Internet Emerging Technologies - 6% Emerging Curriculum: Integrating Technology and Education Internet Ecosystems: Via Internet II Financial Planning - 6% Effective Investment Planning & Strategies Developing Financial Strength in Y2K Internet Related - 27% Understanding Intranet How to Create and Market an E-Commerce Web Site How to e-Enable Your Enterprise Management - 27% Ethics for a Diverse Workforce Building Team Cohesiveness: Managing Disagreements Programming Languages - 17% Introduction to JavaScript for the Beginner HTML fundamentals with a Transition to XHTML An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
  • Financial Support Compuware sponsors the team with $25,000 each year Money is used for training, trips to mock competitions and nationals, books, equipment After National Conference, each team member gets a PC (or peripheral if on team before) for participation. Training Begin with exam for entrance into program for 100 -125 students from Detroit and Highland Park schools. Round I training consists of 25 students - they get VB, Access, HTML, Word and Excel training in 7 weeks. Then another exam to narrow down to the final team. Round II training is for the 4 to 5 team members. Training includes Computer History, VB, Access, Time Management, Program Design, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Presentation Skills and whatever else they need. This training went on from May through August to Nationals. Done mostly by volunteers and many of them were Compuware employees. During Round II we have the opportunity to participate in 2 Mock Competitions. In June, the chapters in Ohio hold a mock competition and invite us. We are able to compete with teams from 5 other chapters. The number of teams this year was 12. We received first place in this competition by 1 point. It gave the students a taste of what they were going to get at Nationals. In July, Detroit and Chicago hold mock competitions. We hosted this year. Again we took first place. They students got to practice even more to fine tune their plan and skills. Participants Chicago Seattle, WA Dallas Atlanta New York Programming Competition Each team got 1 computer and 6 hours to complete an application. They are given specs and the machine. The rest is up to them. They code in VB6 accessing an Access database. This year they wrote an application to calculate diving scores for the Olympics and determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. In addition to the program, there is an Oral and Written exam covering a wide variety of topics - computer history, binary number, general programming, and so on. Web Competition New this year, since internet has become so integral to programming. They received information which they could incorporate into a Web page. They had to design a web page using the contents they received. They could use FrontPage with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. They designed a web page for BDPA’s HSCC National web site. T-shirt Competition This is for fun. They get to design a t-shirt with their team names and the theme of the conference. They get to show off their t-shirts at the HSCC opening ceremonies.
  • Financial Support Compuware sponsors the team with $25,000 each year Money is used for training, trips to mock competitions and nationals, books, equipment After National Conference, each team member gets a PC (or peripheral if on team before) for participation. Training Begin with exam for entrance into program for 100 -125 students from Detroit and Highland Park schools. Round I training consists of 25 students - they get VB, Access, HTML, Word and Excel training in 7 weeks. Then another exam to narrow down to the final team. Round II training is for the 4 to 5 team members. Training includes Computer History, VB, Access, Time Management, Program Design, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Presentation Skills and whatever else they need. This training went on from May through August to Nationals. Done mostly by volunteers and many of them were Compuware employees. During Round II we have the opportunity to participate in 2 Mock Competitions. In June, the chapters in Ohio hold a mock competition and invite us. We are able to compete with teams from 5 other chapters. The number of teams this year was 12. We received first place in this competition by 1 point. It gave the students a taste of what they were going to get at Nationals. In July, Detroit and Chicago hold mock competitions. We hosted this year. Again we took first place. They students got to practice even more to fine tune their plan and skills. Participants Chicago Seattle, WA Dallas Atlanta New York Programming Competition Each team got 1 computer and 6 hours to complete an application. They are given specs and the machine. The rest is up to them. They code in VB6 accessing an Access database. This year they wrote an application to calculate diving scores for the Olympics and determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. In addition to the program, there is an Oral and Written exam covering a wide variety of topics - computer history, binary number, general programming, and so on. Web Competition New this year, since internet has become so integral to programming. They received information which they could incorporate into a Web page. They had to design a web page using the contents they received. They could use FrontPage with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. They designed a web page for BDPA’s HSCC National web site. T-shirt Competition This is for fun. They get to design a t-shirt with their team names and the theme of the conference. They get to show off their t-shirts at the HSCC opening ceremonies.
  • Detroit took First place in both the Programming and Web competitions. This year everyone improved. Scores were 25% higher this year. Last year’s first place team would not have been in the top 4. Detroit received 244 out of 272 points in the programming competition. Prizes: 2 trophies $1000 scholarship $200 Gift Certificate Autographed boxing gloves from Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Veronica Junior now Quinton Junior now Stephen Junior now Ian Junior now Came in from California Family moving to CA but stayed in MI for Ian to continue in program to completion Presentation of certificates to students. For PC’s for student participation Peripherals for students who participated last year Receive them at the October meeting for Detroit Chapter
  • Conference 2001 Continue $25,000 to Detroit for students Continue $10,000 to National Future Conference 2004 Hopefully, we will be established downtown and be able to be involved in hosting the conference
  • Compuware and BDPA Detroit: Success Story in 2000

    1. 1. Compuware Black Data Processing Associates 2000 Closing the Gap in the Digital Divide
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Press Release Announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit BDPA and Compuware </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap </li></ul><ul><li>High School Computer Competition 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Student Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Future Participation </li></ul>
    3. 3. Press Release Announcement <ul><li>Compuware Team Takes First Place in National Black Data Processing Associates High School Competition </li></ul>
    4. 4. Detroit BDPA and Compuware <ul><li>What is BDPA? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the BDPA? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the mission of BDPA? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Detroit BDPA and Compuware <ul><li>Cultural Diversity Awareness Committee (CDAC) History </li></ul><ul><li>Compuware BDPA – established 1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compuware BDPA is an employee-focused organization providing programs, information and services toward the success of BDPA within Compuware and the community in which we live and work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As leaders and innovators in the IT industry, we shall provide a forum to enhance the individual, our company and the community. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Detroit BDPA and Compuware <ul><li>Compuware BDPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Membership Drive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cass Tech Open House </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cass Tech Intern Mentorship Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Relations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Participation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. BDPA National Conference 2000 22 nd Annual Conference Washington, DC
    8. 8. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap <ul><li>Theme – ‘ Taking IT to the NET: From High Tops to High Tech’ </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking with Fortune 500 Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars and Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School Computer Competition </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap <ul><li>Compuware Conference Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local Branch Participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars and Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employee Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compuware Conference Presenter </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap
    11. 11. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap <ul><li>High School Computer Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing the Detroit Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrance Exam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Round I Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Round II Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Competitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio and Detroit - Detroit 1st Place </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago and Detroit - Detroit 1st Place </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap <ul><li>High School Computer Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants at National Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>25 teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VB Programming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oral/Written Exams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HSCC Web Page Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-shirt Competition </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. BDPA National Conference 2000 Recap <ul><ul><li>Detroit Team Takes Home the GOLD ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High School Computer Competition (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This Year’s Results: </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Student Introduction <ul><li>Veronica Taylor – Renaissance High </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd year National Team Member </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quinton Green – Martin Luther King High </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Clayton – Martin Luther King High </li></ul><ul><li>Ian Kerman – Renaissance High </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd year National Team Member </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Future Participation <ul><li>Conference 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windy City – Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Employee Seminar Presenters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Employee Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Local Branch Involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Financial and Training Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detroit Bids for 2004 Conference </li></ul></ul>

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