Local San Antonio HDI Chapter

HDI San Antonio looking forward to 2017!

The HDI San Antonio Local Chapter kicked off the year last week with our first Board of Directors meeting for 2017.  We are very excited about our prospects as we start 2017 with an excellent core group of officers and a solid game plan to expand our influence in the local IT support community.  Here is a brief overview of our plans for serving you and this great community:

Officer Elections

Nominations are currently open for the following positions on our HDI San Antonio Local Chapter Board of Directors.  Please contact Bernard Beaullieu for more information regarding the Board of Directors and what is required to serve.

  • President – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Doug Rabold, CPS Energy
  • VP of Communications – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Currently soliciting nominees
  • VP of Vendor Relations – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Currently soliciting nominees
  • VP of Membership – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Bernard Beaullieu, Beaullieu & Associates

Other HDI San Antonio Board of Directors positions include:

  • VP of Events – Term through 5-31-2018 – Rosana Mason , CPS Energy
  • VP of Programs – Term through 5-31-2018 – Jesse Vazquez, Y&L Consulting
  • VP of Social Media – Term through 5-31-2018 – Stephen Steinbach, Whataburger

Programs & Events for 2017

For 2017, we are planning a membership meeting for the third Thursday of February, April, June, August and October.  Our first meeting will be a Lunch Social on February 16 from 11:30 to 1:00.  Please save the date and look for a formal announcement within the week.  Our 8th Annual Awards Luncheon will be on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

We are planning a variety of fun/informative events for this year including; Tours, Asset Management, Cyber Security, Culture and Presentations form the National Conference.  Are you interested in presenting at a Local Chapter event?  Would you like to share your thoughts on some insightful programs for 2017?  Please contact our VP of Programs Jesse Vazquez.

Membership & Community

We are very excited about the prospects for 2017.  Our plan is to focus on driving membership value and an increased sense of community within San Antonio Information Technology.  We are honored to serve you and thank you immensely for your continued support.

 

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HDI Desktop Support Certification Class coming to San Antonio December 5th…Reserve your spot today!

HDI San Antonio is proud to host the two-day HDI Desktop Support Technician certification class on December 5th & 6th. This course is relevant for anyone providing workstation hardware or software support – over the phone, via chat or at deskside.  Don’t miss this opportunity; reserve your seat now to ensure availability!

For more details and to reserve your spot, call your HDI San Antonio local chapter VP of Training and Development, Doug Rabold at (210) 793-0069 or via email Doug@hdisanantonio.org

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Upcoming Training Class in San Antonio…

HDI San Antonio is proud to host the two-day HDI Desktop Support Technician certification class on December 5th & 6th. This course is relevant for anyone providing workstation hardware or software support – over the phone, via chat or at deskside. Seating is limited so hurry now to reserve your spot!

For more details and to reserve your spot, call your HDI San Antonio local chapter VP of Training and Development, Doug Rabold at (210) 793-0069 or via email Doug@hdisanantonio.org

Incident Management Event – More details

alexJust a brief note to convey some of the highlights of the HDI San Antonio Event – Incident Management presented by Alex Sayavedra, Senior Manager at Rackspace, Wednesday, October 19.

  • During the program Mr. Sayavedra will have all of the attendees participate in an interactive exercise working a major incident.
  • We will be serving lunch catered from the Spaghetti Warehouse.
  • Our sponsor Robert Half Technologies will have a gift card raffle.
  • Please be sure and bring a photo ID to gain access to the facility.

Please click here for more details and registration for this event.

As always we thank you for your support!

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HDI San Antonio participating in the New Horizons SpecTECHular, October 14, 2016

The New Horizons SpecTECHular event is an all day technology open house offering free educational information. New Horizons’ brings attendees the latest improvements and trends in IT technology and business skills. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we are happy to announce that SpecTECHular will be back to a full day format on a Friday AND we’re not picking one specific area of IT. Hence the theme!  There are several sessions on various topics offered throughout the day.

Register for SpecTECHular to:

  • Build your own schedule of educational breakout sessions
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Win prizes –Each of our 19 participating New Horizons locations will be giving away two fully paid educational programs:
    – 1 Professional Program: valued at $19,500
    – 1 Associate Program: valued at $7,500
  • Chance to network with peers and world class instructors

LIMITED SEATING. Register before the events fill up!

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HDI Presentation – Career Development – The Value of Professional Associations & Networking

Bernard Beaullieu, president of the HDI San Antonio Local Chapter will facilitate an open group discussion on the value of professional associations and networking when it comes to career development.

The idea of the session is to give IT professionals a chance to collaborate, share success stories and pose questions to other career minded IT professionals.  By nature the session itself will give participants great insight into the value of networking and collaboration.

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Bio -Bernard Beaullieu serves as president of the HDI San Antonio Local Chapter.   HDI is a global IT Support association and certification body for the technical service and support industry. The HDI San Antonio Local Chapter mission is to serve San Antonio area businesses and organizations by helping them increase the value, stature and strategic importance of their Information Technology Support organization.

Mr. Beaullieu is the founder of Beaullieu & Associates, a San Antonio Information Technology Staffing & services provider.  Mr. Beaullieu spent the majority of his leading information technology organizations and serving the San Antonio community.

Mr. Beaullieu is well versed in ITSM “Best Practices”, ITIL ® Foundations v2 and v3 certified and is well “Connected” to area IT organizations and their strategies.  He serves the San Antonio Community in a number of volunteer capacities including career development and mentoring.