July 15, 2010

The BDPA Insider - July 15, 2010


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You can find the latest 6-page National BDPA Technology Conference Fact Sheet here. [PDF version]

Visit BDPA's Career Center

Your virtual career center has a robust resume database to post current resumes for immediate exposure to some of the world's best companies and Federal agencies for Information Technology positions at all levels. It has an excellent search facility in the form of a Job Bank thus allowing one to search for the perfect position matching skill sets anywhere in the country.

There are 62 career opportunities today ... the most recent one was added yesterday by Walgreens.

Employment Resources for BDPA Stakeholders!

3 Ways to Become a Professional Software Developer
by Kai Dupe

Over the course of my 20 years as a software developer I have met many people who have enjoyed successful careers as software developers, however they took a completely different route to reach the same goal. As a teacher and trainer one of the questions I am asked most often is: What is best way to become a software developer? I do not believe there is a best way, but there are ways that may be better suited for your situation. Here are 3 alternative routes to becoming a professional software developer:
  1. Trade School
  2. Auto Didactic
  3. Find a Mentor
Click here for the full article.

BDPA Coach Alliance Career Planning Workshop

The BDPA Coach Alliance is offering a Career Planning workshop in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 8:30 am to 11:30 a.m. The primary objective of the workshop is to assist BDPA members with improving their marketability.

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, 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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