Blacks Gone Geek is an organization that promotes awareness to the African American community by providing a forum where they can share and exchange knowledge within the Information Technology Industry. At Blacks Gone Geek our mission is clear: We want to promote career advancement for African Americans in IT.
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When it comes to overall job prospects for IT professionals, 2014 will look a lot like this year, with 32% of companies expecting to increase head count in their IT shops, compared with 33% in 2013, according to Computerworld's annual Forecast survey.
That's what Computerworld says, but it’s your opinion that matters. Do you believe the job market is getting better? Every year we conduct a Blacks Gone Geek Readers Poll because we want to know what's happening in the "real world"!
Please take this short 5-minute survey. Your valuable input will provide insight into where IT jobs are growing and highlight the current and future trends in the industry. Please take action today!
Survey results will be published on Blacks Gone Geek website (www.blacksgonegeek.org) in December.
Are you using the latest Microsoft Office technology?
When you're looking for a job, it's nice to be able to say you're using the latest technology. People want to hire people who are into technology, folks with the latest software, folks with the latest phones.
Advance your career, develop new skills, and network with your peers.
Join the BGG SharePoint 2013 Boot Camp Today!!
Date: Wednesdays, starting November 6, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern
Cost: $100.00 for 10 sessions
Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration closed November 3, 2013
This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will use SharePoint 2013 to build an externally facing public website.
You need skills to get a job and you need a job to get skills. This boot camp will give you real world work experience to put on your resume.
For more information: http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/SharePointClass.aspx
Sears’ Milt Haynes oversees knowledge management
This former national BDPA president graduated with U.S. President Barack Obama. Now he’s a knowledge manager at Sears, and runs a global group for blacks in technology
'I graduated from Columbia University in 1983, the same year and in the same class as President Obama,” notes Milt Haynes, “but he took a slightly different path than me.”
Survey says è Stay Current!
Technology changes fast in this day and age. As a result, it’s important that you know what skills are important to your professional career. We asked for your opinion on what matters to you and your thoughts on the job outlook for the technology world in 2013. Here are the findings:
Survey Results Observations
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Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It was launched on June 28, 2011. As of December 2012, it has a total of 500 million registered users of whom 235 million are active on a monthly basis. Unlike other conventional social networks which are generally accessed through a single website, Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" consisting of not just a single site, but rather an overarching "layer" which covers many of its online properties. The most followed person on Google Plus is pop star Britney Spears.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B
Check out this new article on Blacks Gone Geek!
Getting Started with Google+
Harnessing the Power of Online Communications Technology
by PETAL et al.
New ways of sharing, across all of Google.
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