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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

30 days Outsourcing in India

My wife told me about this particular episode of 30 days a while ago. I was able to track it down for you all.




Video Description
A laid-off programmer from the US goes to India looking for his job. What he found is probably something he would've never imagined.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekend News

So I got a chance to look at a little bit of news over the weekend. There were two stories or interviews that were quite memorable. First was Ann "Skeletor" Coulter. According to her Andrew Breitbart was set up with this whole Shirley Sherrod thing. Yeah, no need to back track and read it again. You saw what what you think you saw. She claims some unknown person sent him the video clip and all he did was post it without reviewing it. But according to Ms. Coulter it's not Andrew Brietbarts fault. It's the fault of the mysterious person who sent him the video in the first place. The only comment I have is will somebody somewhere please slap Ms. Coulter?

Later on Fox news Newt Gingrich was talking about the White House overreaction to the Shirley Sherrod video. Newt says "If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?" Ouch! 10 points for Newt. I hope everyone has learned from this whole affair. The NAACP and the Obama Administration got punked and deserve the criticism they're getting for appearing to be afraid to takeon the right when it come to racial matters.

Funny for this week.



This was supposed to be the Friday Funny, but suff happend.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 10, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 10, 2010

What STEM Programs Does BDPA Provide for Young People?

BDPA Orlando chapter president Pablo More hosts a weekly lunch'n'learn webinar. On Thursday, the BDPA lunch'n'learn focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that exist within BDPA.

Click this link to read the full article:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-stem-programs-does-bdpa-provide.html


Message from Los Angeles Chapter President

"Taking Membership to the Next Level"

John C. Malonson III, President
BDPA Los Angeles


BDPA Los Angeles exists to serve the Information Technology needs of its members and community.

Our continuous goal is to deliver services and programs that you desire. To provide even greater value, please continue to let us know which services and programs you would like to see expanded or offered

Click this link to read the full article:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/07/message-from-los-angeles-chapter.html


Monday July 12th @ 9PM EASTERN Live Meeting Webinar:

Career Coaching at BDPA National Conference (PARTICIPANT DETAILS)


Deborah Chambers Chima
CEO, Chambers Consulting Group LTD

Franne McNeal
CEO, HR Energy

Patricia E. Perkins, CPCC, PMP
CEO, Exodus Coaching

Greetings, please join us for the next National BDPA Live Meeting webinar leading up to the BDPA Technology Conference in Philly.

This webinar will focus on Career Coaching sessions and special offering that will be made available at the Conference as well as the ITSMF Execute Protégé Program. Please join us if you want to take your career to the next level!

Click this link to read the full article:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/07/career-coaching-at-bdpa-national.html


The Value of “Cloud” in the Business Technology Ecosystem (Jambey Clinkscales)

There are going to be over 50 tremendous workshops at the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia on July 28-31, 2010. One of those workshops is being presented by HP program manager Jambey Clinkscales. His workshop is entitled The Value of “Cloud” in the Business Technology Ecosystem.

Workshop participants will learn the that Cloud Computing is a means by which highly scalable and elastic technology-enabled services can be easily consumed over the internet on an as-needed basis. This workshop addresses these questions; What’s new about cloud? What problems does it uniquely solve? First, from an HP perspective and from a broader industry perspective.

Click this link to read the full article:

http://bdpa.groupsite.com/discussion/topic/show/334594


BDPA 2010 National Technology Conference

College Student Workshop Forum



The objective of the College Student Workshop Forum is to enhance the students’ capacity to explore and utilize emerging technology. The workshops will also inspire and empower college student to embrace and effectively use Information Technology in their academic and professional careers.

This forum will provide challenging interactive workshops and seminars for college students to obtain valuable exposure to leading edge technology and professionals in the IT industry.

Click this link to read the full article:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/07/bdpa-2010-national-technology.html


Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, (http://www.bdpa.org/conf-2010.php) July 28 – 31, 2010 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

The BDPA Insider – July 3, 2010


The BDPA Insider – July 3, 2010

BDPA Student Members May Qualify For ROTC Scholarships

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) encourages interested BDPA student members that participate in the high school computer competition, youth technology camp or IT Showcase to check out some exciting cyber careers at participating universities.

2010 National BDPA Technology Conference

Youth Technology Camp Agenda

The BDPA Annual National Youth Technology Camp (YTC) provides interactive, hands-on workshops, seminars, and activities for high school students seeking to gain valuable exposure in leading edge technology topics. This event gives students the opportunity to network with young entrepreneurs, and other youths from around the country who are pursuing academic and professional futures in the computer technology industry. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in a technology camp specifically tailored to meet the needs of today's Youth!

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-national-bdpa-technology.html

2010 National BDPA Technology Conference

Career Planning Workshop

Today’s workplace reality of having fewer resources to get the job done creates the need to rethink your career success strategy. Come meet and hear the coaches share the concepts that will help you overcome the current challenges in the workplace!

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-bdpa-technology-conference-career_02.html

Prepare and Make Best Effective Use of the 2010 BDPA Technology Conference

Featuring Curtis Jenkins, National BDPA VP Strategy and Planning

http://www.bdpa.org/bio-cjenkins.php

BDPA Lunch & Learn Webinar . Outstanding 18-slide presentation created by National BDPA vice president Curtis Jenkins.

Click here to listen to the webinar:

http://www.box.net/bdpa-conference2010#bdpa-conference2010/1/46073648/461162432/1

Click here for the blog post on BDPA Groupsite.com

http://bdpa.groupsite.com/discussion/topic/show/330548


Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, (http://www.bdpa.org/conf-2010.php) July 28 – 31, 2010 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel Rooms Are Now Going Fast: Please Book Now !!!

Reserve your room today by contacting the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1-800-266-9432 and ask for the BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) rate or register online.
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Career Planning Workshop

Hosted by
The BDPA Coach Connection
Invites You to
“Access for All”
Come meet and hear the coaches share the concepts that will help you overcome the current challenges in the workplace!
Date & Time: Thursday, July 29, 2010, *8:30 AM EST
Location: BDPA National Conference- Philadelphia
Career Success: The Secret Ingredient You Must Know
In this workshop, Deborah will share the secrets to overcoming obstacles even within the most challenging work environment.
Key Benefits:
· How to Utilize Your Leadership Acumen to Achieve Results
· How to Become More Resilient Despite the Odds
· How to use the A-C-S© (Awareness- Communication- Support) Coaching Model to Unleash your Potential for Success
Deborah Chambers  Chima
Deborah Chambers Chima, CEO, Chambers Consulting Group, Ltd. is passionate about helping leaders unleash their potential to solve today’s business challenges. Her leadership strengths come from a 24-year executive career in the retail industry including 20+ years with McDonald’s Corporation. Deborah received her coach training at the Career Coach Institute and her Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Her website is www.chambersconsult.com.
Think Like a CEO for Career Improvement Opportunities
Business runs on numbers. In this workshop Franne shares the secrets of C-Suite executives. Increase your pay for performance by connecting to revenues, expenses and profits.

Key Benefits:
  • Decipher 3 key financial statements to know “Where did the business make money?”
  • Investigate the 3 key business drivers to know “Where will the business make money?”
· Upgrade your 90-day performance plans to know “How do I help the business make money?”

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Franne McNeal, CEO, HR Energy, helps C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO) executives turn $1,000,000 opportunities into significant business results (increased sales, improved cash flow, and reduced expenses). Franne McNeal is a serial entrepreneur, author, and speaker with nearly 30 years of business experience. She has appeared on CBS, NBC and BET. She has been quoted in Black Enterprise Magazine. Franne earned a MBA degree from Eastern University, and a BA from Princeton University. Visit Franne’s website at: www.hrenergy.com
Leader as Communicator: 7 Keys to Highly Effective Communication
At the heart of an organizational success is the ability to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, it is also at the heart of most organizational problems. This workshop provides you with the tools to overcome communication challenges and gives you key skills to be heard and understood.

Key Benefits:
· Build high level rapport 1:1 or with any audience
· Enhance your listening skills and the ability to be heard
· Acquire new tools for effective interpersonal communications
Pat Perkins
Patricia E. Perkins, CPCC, PMP – CEO, Exodus Coaching is a Certified Leadership Coach dedicated to teaching professionals how to advance in their career by helping them develop career goals, take consistent action and obtain sustainable results. Pat brings 20+ years of corporate experience into her engagements having served in positions with AON, Sara Lee, RR Donnelley and Hewitt Associates. Pat holds a Masters in MIS, is PMP certified and a Certified Coach through CTI. Visit Pat’s website at www.PatriciaPerkins.com.
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