Friday, September 25, 2009

SHPE-NYC Member Announcement: SHPE Conference 2009 and "Future CIO" Essay Contest


A major SHPE-NYC initiative this year is to provide our members with the opportunities and platforms to showcase their talent, expand your Professional network, and advance your career. This e-mail announcement describes two very exciting events and opportunities available to registered SHPE Professional members! Additional details are attached and listed below as well.

  • SHPE National Conference 2009
    • This year the SHPE Conference contains several programs and certifications targeted towards Professionals. Now is the best time for a Professional to consider attending the conference!

  • HITEC/SHPE “Future CIO” Essay Contest
    • The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) has given SHPE members a valuable opportunity to showcase their talent, and help propel your career in the process.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to

Luis Miranda

SHPE-NYC Internal VP

The SHPE National Conference 2009 – October 28-November 1

The SHPE Conference is the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation and a "Must-Attend" event for everyone interested in personal development, career development, networking, and new and exciting career opportunities. The conference provides educational enrichment and academic outreach, extended training, networking, and forums for companies to market their products, services and new technologies.

o LEED AP (Tentative)
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional demonstrates a thorough understanding of green building principles and LEED requirements, resources and processes. Courses towards accreditation as well as preparation for the LEED AP exam will be offered.

o ScrumMaster (CSM)
Scrum, an agile process for software development, is facilitated by the ScrumMaster, the person responsible for ensuring that the team is utilizing the Scrum process and is productive as possible.

o Project Management (PMP®)
PMI® accredited courses will provide PDU credits towards establishing and maintaining your Project Manager certification. Courses include: "Tips for Delivering Successful Projects", "Mastering the new PMBOK", and "Managing Project Constraints".

o Professional Engineer (PE)
Learn what it takes to get and maintain your PE licensure. The National Society of Professional Engineers will also present courses on FE/PE test preparation strategies

HITEC/SHPE “Future CIO” Essay Contest

The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are committed to increase the quantity and quality of Hispanic professionals working in executive levels of corporate America. The “Future Chief Information Officer (CIO)” Competition will challenge professionals to tell HITEC and SHPE about their vision and passion for Information Technology.

  • Winner will receive a paid HITEC Mentorship for one year by pairing up the winner with a Fortune 500 CIO level executive who is a member of HITEC
  • Essay submissions must be received by October 9th, 2009.
  • Additional information is available at
  • In order to be eligible, you must be a registered SHPE Member.
  • If you have any questions, you can contact us at

SHPE Conference 2009 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for the SHPE Conference in Washington!! These opportunities will allow you to meet company representatives and fellow student and professional SHPE members. The more you volunteer, the better your chance to win great prizes!!! Volunteers will receive a shirt and snack and will entered into the volunteer raffle which offers $1000 in gift certificates and one (1) airline ticket to anywhere in the US and PR.

Volunteering for certain roles will provide you with guaranteed access to that particular event so help out and attend the function of your choice. For example: Volunteer as a workshop assistant and guarantee yourself a spot at a particular workshop. HURRY! The best volunteer opportunities will go fast.

Please visit our SHPE Conference website at or contact Alex Saint-Blancard - 2009 SHPE Conference Volunteer Chair at for more information.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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