Black Family Technology Awareness Day #1 (New York)

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When:
3:30pm - 6pm EST Thursday, February 7 2013
Where:
Crown Heights Public Library, 560 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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BDPA New York on Jan 24, 2013
Description:

In the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month the BDPA New York Chapter annually recognizes Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW). This year our theme is "Technology is for Everyone in our Community."

Black Family Technology Awareness Week, or BFTAW, is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.  The purpose of the event is to help eliminate the science and technology gap among members of the minority community.  By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, we endeavor to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It's also an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of fun and interactive workshops.

 

On February 7th, we are sponsoring  the following workshops for students which will be interactive and fun.

 

Inspiring Digital Kids with Game Design
Presenter:   Sean Scott, Founder & Managing Director, GameDevMasters

Information Technology Careers
Presenter:  Bryan Tomlinson,Technology Specialist  

Owner,BTDesigns.net

 

BDPA NY - Student Programs High School Computer Camp & IT Showcase

Presenter: Denise Hamilton,

BDPA NY Director of Education and Community Outreach

 

 

Flyer Link - http://www.bdpa-ny.org/BFTAW_2013Flyer.pdf

 

 

Giveaways and Light Refreshments will be provided

 

Sponsors

EA - Popcap

Career Communications Group

Crown Heights Public Library

 

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