Sunday, January 13, 2013

Message from BDPA Charlotte Chapter President

Hello BDPA Charlotte chapter family and friends! I want to update you on a few events and programs that we gearing up for at the start of the new year.

High School Computer Competition - We are getting our 2013 HSCC program ready for kick off in February.

  • Our HSCC program teaches high school students how to build web sites and web applications in .Net
  • HSCC open house will be on 02/09/2013, registration is not required to visit the open house
  • For more information on what the HSCC program is please visit our chapter web site. You will find a flyer that can be used to share this information with others.
  • If you are interested in registering a student please use our registration process through EventBrite -
  • I am happy to announce that this year students that are enrolled in our HSCC program will receive Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District internship credits which will be recorded with their transcripts and report cards.
  • Thanks to a few key folks that made this happen: Kevin Robinson, John Hoffler, Jean Beachem, and Melvin Rogers
IT Showcase - We are also looking for a few students to join the BDPA IT Showcase.
February Workshop - In February we will also be holding a Seminar and hands-on Workshop.
  • The workshop will walk you through how to setup a website using Go-Daddy and Wordpress.
  • This workshop will be geared to the non-programming professional
  • We will meet at the Urban League on 5th Street
  • Meeting will start at 6:30
  • Food and Beverages will be available
Member Benefits - If you are a BDPA member, we have also renewed our relationship with HF Mutual
  • They are offering a free review and advice on your financial plans
  • They offer up to 15% off on financial services and products exclusively for BDPA Charlotte chapter members.
  • HF Mutual presented two (2) financial management seminars last year for BDPA Charlotte chapter
  • If you are interested in what they have to offer please reach out to Steven Block (
It is an election year, so if you are interested in joining our Board and making a difference in your community please let me know. My email address is

If you are interested in presenting a topic to our membership at one of our future seminars or hands-on workshops, please reach out to us at Prior presenting experience is not needed.

If you are interested in assisting with any of our training programs, we are always in desperate need for volunteers, again please call or reach out to us at

Markus Beamer, president
BDPA Charlotte Chapter

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