Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BDPA iRadio Show - April 24, 2012

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is very proud to be the creator of the BDPA iRadio Show. Our Internet Radio Show has been up and running for nine months with over 80 guests. You can listen to the archive version of the show using the widget shown in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

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The guests on the April 24th show:

Matthew Lampkin - chapter president, BDPA Hartford - Matthew Lampkin joined BDPA Hartford chapter in 2005.  Over the years he served in a variety of leadership positions including HSCC coordinator and vice president.  He currently serves as the chapter president.  His immediate goal is to increase the chapter’s membership, build relationships with students at area high schools\colleges, and provide area companies access to a pool of talented IT professionals. One of his biggest accomplishments was the establishment of the Computer Learning Program for the state Department of Children and Families (DCF). From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Lampkin forged an educational partnership with DCF that allowed for foster youth in Connecticut to receive 15 to 20 weeks of Information Technology training from experienced BDPA members.  The training culminated in 5-7 youth attending the National BDPA conferences in 2006 (Los Angeles) and 2007 (Washington, DC).  Although Matthew has spent the past 18 years of his life in the Mid-Atlantic and New England States, he is a native of Houston, Texas.  He attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1997 with a BS in Information Management Technology.  Currently he is employed by Computer Sciences Corporation in East Hartford, CT as a Security Administrator.  In addition, Matthew is one of the owners of OnPoint Consultants, LLC.  OnPoint has been in business for more than 10 years. Matthew used this radio interview to share his plans for growing the BDPA brand in Connecticut over the coming year.

Michelle Cooke - HSCC coordinator, National BDPA - Michelle Cooke has been working on the national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships for a number of years. She has more than 10 years of experience in Software Quality Assurance and System Analysis with a strong background in full SDLC, implementation, testing, user training, and support documentation. Experience as the SME for QA testing related policies/procedures and helped enforce such policies/procedures. She stepped up to become the National BDPA HSCC Coordinator earlier this year. Her goal is to increase the number of students and chapters participating in the 2012 National HSCC Championship that will be held in Baltimore, MD. This will be the first opportunity for much of BDPA-Nation to hear directly from Michelle. She shared some unique insights into the importance of BDPA’s efforts to provide STEM-based experiences for young people that will help them to ‘win the future’.

Wayne Hicks - executive director, BDPA Education and Technology Foundation - Wayne has been a member of BDPA since 1989.  He has twice served as the executive director of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation.  He has also been a chapter president (Cincinnati, 1999-2001) as well as a successful national BDPA president (2004-2005).  He provides a unique perspective to the value-proposition that BDPA offers to its stakeholders. 

We hope you enjoy the insights and commentary on the show from each of these guests.  Please take a moment to post a comment to let us know that you care!

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