Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Message from Dallas Chapter President

Now back from the 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia, our Board of Directors is excited about getting back to rejuvenating our chapter activities, in hopes of ensuring you get full benefits from your membership. We believe, with the commitment and filling of key vacant board positions, this can be accomplished.

Our students from Irving Nimitz High School participated in the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) in Philadelphia and placed 18th out of 22 teams. I'd like to thank the coordinators, students, chaperon, and volunteers for assisting with this rewarding effort.

Next steps are to build on to those efforts and begin a new season of preparing students for the 2011 competition. We are getting an early start and want to provide you with as much information as we can.

Volunteers are needed throughout the school year to attend one or more of the class sessions to assist our instructors through the training. While the syllabus will focus on Java, there will be soft skills that the students will need to learn, so we welcome all levels of professionals. Here are the general logistics:

Emmett Conrad High School
7502 Fair Oaks Ave. Dallas, TX 75231
Teacher Coordinator - Ms. Charise Romeo

BDPA Dallas Chapter Coordinators/Instructors:
  1. Chad White
  2. Manasseh Lee
  3. Clarence Ford
First Volunteer's Meeting:
Tuesday, 9/21/10 - CHS @ 4:00 pm

Student Training Sessions:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Starting 9/28/10 through the school year

If you know of some Tuesdays or Thursdays that you will be available to volunteer and spend some time with the students, feel free to email your name and email to  If you are considering volunteering, we ask that you attend the volunteer meeting on 9/21/10 to get additional details, submit any volunteer paperwork for the school and to sign up on the schedule.

Chris Johnson, president
BDPA Dallas Chapter

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