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Please mark your calendar to join the BDPA New York Chapter at the events indicated below.  Networking begins at 6:30 PM.  Please don't forget to bring your business cards.  Please RSVP for events as indicated or by telephone at 212-802-5341.
February 11
Small Business Technology Summit:  Business & Technology  -  It's Time to Reinvent Your Business.  Organized by and Prime Strategies the Third Annual Small Business Summit 2008 (SBS08).  Join 400 small business owners, small business experts and small business service providers for an all day event (including prizes such as notebook computers and more) providing you with information, fun and practical tools to help you grow your business in 2008. Logistics are Monday, February 11, 2008 from 8:00am -5:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1605 Broadway at 49th Street in New York City! Check the website for additional information - WWW.SMALLBIZTECHSUMMIT.COM.]
February 12:
Please join UBS and the Women in Technology International (WITI)  organization for an evening of networking to benefit Dress for Success, an organization that empowers low income women to succeed in the workplace.  Logistics are Tuesday, February 12, 2008 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 1285 Avenue of the Americas.  Please RSVP to  Please indicate that you are a member of BDPA.  Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.
February 19:
Join us as we celebrate Black History month with the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT).  DoITT will be hosting a number of events that will promote and celebrate diversity in Information Technology and in the workplace.  This year's Black History month theme is "Excellence in IT" and the keynote speaker is Mr. Cecil McMaster, a CIO and top African American IT professional for the City of New York.  Logistics are Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 12:30-2:00 pm at 59 Maiden Lane, on the 14th floor, which is the site of NYC 's 311, one of DoITT's largest divisions.  For additional information about DoITT, go to The event is free, however we ask that you RSVP.   Please RSVP to  Please indicate that you are a member of BDPA.
February 21:
Randall Mosby, MOMA's Manager of Network Services, will share with members his key role in implementing the museum 's  internal network and technology upgrade.   Randall will address the major issues one must consider to ensure that network operations is running smoothly . The topic for the evening is Network Management.   Logistics are Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Con Edison , 4 Irving Place between E. 14 & E. 15th Streets, Union Square Area, New York City. The event is free however we ask that you RSVP.  Please RSVP  by phone (212-802-5341) or by email (  Refreshments will be served
March 20:
IT Professionals have been invited to spend the evening with the Executive Team of UBS, one of the world's leading financial  services firm.   The guest speaker is Maxim Samo, Director of Information Technology Infrastructure.  The topic for the evening is Data Centers - Overview and Challenges. Maxim will address the major issues corporations need to consider to ensure the smooth running of the data center.  Logistics are Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at 1285 Avenue of Americas at 51st Street , New York , NY.  The event is free,  however we ask that you RSVP.  Please RSVP by phone (212-802-5341) or by email (  Refreshments will be served.  Also for those members who are interested in career opportunities, please reference UBS job postings on our site at or via national bdpa site at
February 10 to 16:
Black Family Technology Week - Celebrating A Decade of Discovery
The National Black Family Technology Awareness Campaign, will celebrate the tenth annual Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW), February 10th - 16th, 2008.  BFTAW is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives. Partners and corporate supporters for this year's campaign include IBM Corporation, EMC, US Navy, Lockheed Martin Corporation, National Black Data Processing Associates and NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering).  Over the past nine years, more than 200 cities across the country hosted activities that not only assisted communities in getting online but also helped African Americans become more competitive by exploring technologies that will enable them to access and leverage key information from virtually anywhere. Professional and community organizations, including churches, youth groups, schools, clubs, corporations, and senior citizen centers, hosted a variety of programs designed to highlight the potential of new technology. This year's Awareness Week will culminate with the Black Family Technology Empowerment Weekend, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center as part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, February 16, 2008, in Baltimore, Md. The event will be hosted by NPR personality Mario Armstrong.

Sincerely yours,

Judaea Yarde Lane, Chapter President
BDPA New York
Advancing Careers from Classroom to Boardroom
212-802-5341 or

We shared more details on the Feb 2008 program meeting for BDPA New York chapter on the BDPA Foundation blog -->

peace, Wayne

Please take a moment to read the Message from BDPA New York Chapter President. Judaea Lane provides a wealth of information in her message.

I am a new member to BDPA and NY Chapter I am excited to be here and plan to  be very active  as time permits.



BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (BETF) is pleased to announce that Judaea Lane (president, BDPA New York) is a recipient of a $2,500 MetLife Volunteer Service Award. Established in 1994, the award honors MetLife associates who have made a difference in their communities through volunteer work. To recognize their efforts, MetLife Foundation awards a grant to each winner's volunteer organization.

The announcement of the award winners coincides with National Volunteer Week (April 27-May 3, 2008), an event to recognize and celebrate volunteers at the local, state and national levels. The funds from this volunteer grant will be used to support programs and services of the BDPA New York chapter. Share some 'BDPA Love' with Judaea in the COMMENTS area below!
BDPA New York is the 3rd largest chapter in the nation. The chapter continues to provide programs and services that advance the careers of African Americans in the IT industry from 'classroom to boardroom'.

Here is how BDPA New York chapter president Judaea Lane put it:
"This has been an exciting year for the New York Chapter of BDPA. If you will allow me to boast for a moment.

Thanks to our sponsors, the New York SITES (Student IT Education & Scholarship) students have had the wonderful experience to network with BDPA Leaders in the IT field and the opportunity to visit Corporate Headquarters and Technical data centers. Additionally, they had the opportunity to attend and compete in BDPA's Eastern (New Jersey) and Mid-Atlantic Regional Conferences (Maryland). They placed 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Mid-Atlantic Region Conference. Now they are heading on to compete at the National BDPA Technology Conference (Atlanta). After their strong showing in the two regional conferences, we have high hopes that they will place in the top five at the national competition.

We've built collaborative partnerships with our sister organizations, Urban Financial, NSBE and NAAAHR. Also we've had exciting and informative Program Meetings with each of the organizations and some with our sponsors.

Thanks to our Communication Team, we have an informative website and an exciting newsletter. (HUMANWARE is back!! - To get your copy, please download from our website).

The excitement doesn't stop there as there is more to come. You are cordially invited to network with us on July 24th with the Executive Leadership Team of Wachovia.

The presenter for the evening is Director Jason Sydney, who will discuss the cutting edge in trading and how algorithms allow firms like Wachovia to get ahead with the advent of the NYSE hybrid market and continuing consolidation and expansion of electronic exchanges. These algorithms allow traders to use their expertise in the field to build computerize trading models that allow them to react quickly and methodically to changes in the market and alleviates potential of trading outside the company model and targets.

Event Logistics
Wachovia HQ
375 Park Avenue
between East 52nd & East 53rd
July 24, 2008 * 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Refreshments will be served!

Our SITES students, who are competing in the High School Computer Competition or attending the Youth Technology Camp (YTC) will also be in attendance . Not only is this an opportunity for them to meet Wachovia's Executive Team, it also gives them a chance to thank you for giving them the opportunity to come this far. Furthermore, they want New York members to see what they have submitted for the T-Shirt competition.

So members please come out and show some BDPA love and let them know that you are cheering for them. Remember RSVP is extremely important for all our events therefore to confirm your attendance you can respond by e-mail or leave a message on the BDPA Voicemail at (212) 802-5341.

Do we have any New York chapter members out there?

I live upstate in Albany and new to New York area. I visit NYC frequently and would be interested in meeting some members and networking.


Sure. I work in Manahattan and live in Queens. Drop me a line the next time you are planning to come to town.

Jambey Clinkscales

EDS Unity In Action (UIA), Employee Network Group, Regional Development Coordinator

EDS GM Asset Management Account, Infrastructure Operations, New York

Office: (212) 418-6228, Cell: (917) 731-1236, email:



Rico & Jambey,

I'd like to join the two of you.


Lassana Magassa | Web Content Specialist | Association of National Advertisers

708 Third Avenue | New York, NY 10017 | T: 212-455-8002 | F: 646-708-8102

OK. WE just have to work out shedule, location and logistics.



Infrastructure Operations, New York

Office: (212) 418-6228, Cell: (917) 731-1236


Jambey Clinkscales


EDS GM Asset Management Account


January 2009 has been an exciting month for BDPA-NY volunteers. We thank those members who participated and volunteered at the Wall Street Project, especially the Career Fair. Also a special thanks for those who were able to attend BDPA DC Chapter’s Inaugural Reception.

This year I want everyone to “Dare 2 Share”. We continue to look for volunteers who are interested in volunteering at least 5 hours to share their technical expertise or be a mentor. If you need additional information, please send an email to Jasmine Miller at  and she will let you know how to get started.

Also for those who are looking for a job or a new career path, please submit your resume to Renetta English at . Companies such as Data Industries and UBS are looking for technical talent.

Please mark your calendar to join BDPA-NY at the following events:

February 3

 Fourth Annual Small Business Summit – This event is produced by Prime Strategies and . Come out, learn, share and connect with the Small Business Community. This year’s theme is “Business & Technology: How to Find and Keep Customers for Life .” BDPA-NY is proud to be this year’s Summit Partner. For additional information and to register please go to

February 18 & 19 Black Family Technology Week is celebrated during the week of February 15 to 20.

On February 19, BDPA-NY Entrepreneur will share with members and the community how they use technology to drive their business. If you are an Entrepreneur who wishes to share with the community, please send an email to  . Please check our website for additional information about the event ( ).

BDPA-NY Community Update Community Outreach

Education This past Saturday, January 24, was the Kick-off for our 2009 SITES Program. We are happy to report that approximately 15 youths registered for the program. Training will begin next week at Medgar Evers Preparatory High School in Brooklyn. This was an awesome experience as BDPA members got an opportunity to network with those students who may represent New York at our upcoming 2009 Regional Conference. If you are interested in sharing your technical expertise with our youth, please send an email to Denise Hamilton at  .

Membership Management – Human Resources In addition to participating in the Career Fair at the Wall Street Project, this committee wants to know what you think. Please take a moment to share your thoughts by clicking on the link, 2009 Membership Survey  to take our survey. Also have you published anything? Have you spoken at a seminar? Are you interested in sharing your technical expertise? Please remember that we network every third (3rd) Thursday of the month. If you are interested or would like additional information, please send an email to Renetta English at  . Also for a list of topics for 2009, please view our calendar on our website, .


Thanks to our webmaster we can share the most up-to-date information on our website,  and in our newsletter, Humanware. If you have experience with web design or writing, please send an email to Danielle Cauthen at . The Winter 2008-2009 issue of Humanware can be found on our website at . Not yet a member, please join us at .


Judaea Y. Lane

BDPA-NY President

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Hi Renetta,

   Thank you for sharing Judaea's message.  It caused me to look at your website.  It is one of the best that I've seen from all 50 chapters!

    Please ensure that the events in her message are included in the centralized Groupsite Calendar (  OK?

Wayne how do I go about editing the disussion I already posted? Danielle does a fabulous job... our Communication Director.


    There should be a 'EDIT REPLY' link on messages that you post.    Just click on it and make the changes that you want.

 Today's economy presents financial concerns for many people as companies lay off their workers, financial giants close their doors, and banks retain money provided by the government "bailout" plan.

 Are you concerned that you will not be able to accumulate the funds needed to establish financial security?

 Well, you're not alone, and there are steps you can take to alleviate financial anxiety.

On Thursday, March 19th, come out and learn about the fundamentals of building wealth and protecting your legacy.


"Building Financial Security"

 Presented by

 Angela Bledsoe,

 Financial Consultant


Date:         Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time:                6:30 pm
Place:        AXA Advisors,
                 1633 Broadway (@ 50th St), 2nd Floor, 

                 New York, NY, 10019


Subway Directions: Take the 1 train to 50th St (closest stop), the N, R, or W train to 49th St, the C to 50th St, or the B, D, or E train to 53rd St-7th Ave  

RSVP is extremely important therefore to confirm your attendance you can respond as follows: send an e-mail to  or leave a message on the BDPA Voicemail at 212-802-5341.

Thank you,

Executive Team of BDPA-NY


BDPA-NY is now on Facebook.


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BDPA-New York presents Theatre

Fundraiser "Sing Harlem Sing"


Sing Harlem Sing! the new musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, is based on Vy's early experiences as a radio personality on WBLS, WWRL and KISS-FM in New York. "Nothing is more stirring and healing than the sound of the human voice singing with energy, enthusiasm and power. The musical production features an emotional blend of Gospel, R&B and Soul music from "back in the day" performed with passion and power by some of the best singers in New York."


Proceeds from this event will support academic

scholarships and local community projects.

For more information email call

(Judaea) 917-734-4020 or

(Roxanne) 267-972-3844.

Date: May 10th, 2009, 4pm

Location: Dempsey Theater

Address: 127 W. 127th Street New York, NY 10027

Donation: $35

RSVP via this link


 Click here for tickets



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Date / Time  April 16, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 Location - Yahoo INC!, 45 West 18th Street, 6th Floor , NY, NY

Presenter - Eric Hamilton, Yahoo!

                     Engagement Manager, Advertiser Professional Services

Eric Hamilton is an internet, web and search marketing veteran with nearly 20 years of technology work experience.

In addition, Eric is the Founder of the Web Academy .

more details -

RSVP required email hr@BDPA-NY.ORG or call 2128025341



1) What is Web Analytics
2) Why it is important...
3) How you can get started to take advantage of free web analytics technology.
and much more...

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Social Marketing Strategies

BDPA-NY - July Program Meeting

Date: July 16, 2009

When: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: 515 Madison Avenue, Suite 5W, NY, NY 

Come Join BDPA-NY as we discuss Social Marketing Strategies

Key Points To Be Discussed During Presentation

- Why creating a "web presence" is important, and tips on

how to effectively do so.

- How social networking sites impact your search engine


- Why social networking sites are a great way to grow your


- The top 3 sites he recommends using and how to

maximize their effectiveness.



Roget Romain, Speaker

*Hard-won and successful experience in many aspects of

 the entertainment field:  acquisitions, training,

 development, operations, sales and consumer branding.

*Worked on over 56 commercially released records and 6

commercially released movie soundtracks which garnered 8

 RIAA platinum awards.

*Co-founded 3 successful upstart companies within 8 years

 generating 10 million dollars in revenue for Universal Inc.,

 EMI Inc., and Time Warner Inc.

*Excellent at market research, new product development

and creating/conducting census of retail outlets and




July sounds like a good program, I wish I could be there.

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