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David with Technology Expresso sits down with one of the recipients of this year's Award Winning High School Computer Competition (HSCC) hosted by the 36th Annual BDPA Conference. Drum roll Please....And this years 1st Place Winners are the "Washington, D.C. Chapter". Congratulations Team, and Keep up the Good Work!
Please congratulate the students on their hard work and accomplishments @bdpadc
Interview with the 2014 BDPA High School National Computer Competition Winners from the Washington DC Chatper. #BDP14
Each of the BDPA chapters are able to bring 5-person teams to the annual BDPA Technology Conference to demonstrate the skills they have learned during their extensive training through the year. The students from the best-performing teams at this annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC) earn Jesse Bemley Scholarships that they can use for post-secondary education.
~~Michelle Cooke takes Technology Expresso Radio behind the scenes and shares what happens leading up to the annual High School Computer Competition.
The BDPA National High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to over 20 teams of various high school students from chapters throughout the nation. It's all designed to introduce our Youth to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals.
Throughout the year, local chapters conduct SITES training programs for the youth in their communities. These programs are designed to expose our youth to the concepts of computers and give them the expertise to develop web applications. Some chapters will participate in regional competitions throughout the country to further prepare their students. Each BDPA chapter is able to send one team of 3 to 5 students to the National Conference to compete against teams from chapters all over the country.
Jamesettta James is employed with SCANA Corporation located in Cayce, South Carolina as an Infrastructure Analyst where her key responsibilities are to maintain existing, and evaluate and implement new customer centric solutions applications. She has also served as BDPA Greater Columbia Chapter Youth Technology Program Coordinator and BDPA National Youth Technology Camp Coordinator for the past 4 years. She extremely enjoys teaching youth programming skills in web design, robotics, animation, and interactive gaming. Listen in along with signing up future HSCC participants. The next HSCC registration will be 4 Jan 2014 at
Address: Suite 200, 1301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
For the the North Carolina RPT registration event email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
on Sat March 8th 2014.
In its sixth year, the Indianapolis Chapter's HSCC program continues to grow. This year's program is made up of students from 6 different central Indiana High Schools. Sessions take place each Saturday morning from 9am - 1pm. Students receive training in HTML, PHP and MYSQL as well as general mentorship and the opportunity to develop written, oral communication and presentation skills.
Participants include Saivion James, Lonny Grey, Lauren Ravenell, Mya Cruz, (missing participants Elijah Hodge, Andrew Porter)
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David with Technology Expresso sits down with one of the recipients of this year's Award Winning BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC). Drum roll Please....And this years 1st Place Winners are the "Washington, D.C. Chapter". Congratulations Team, and Keep up the Good Work!
Please congratulate the students on their hard work and accomplishments @bdpadc
~~Dr. Jesse Bemley developed the High School Computer competition (HSCC) program in 1986. Dr. Bemley instituted the conference proceedings and spearheaded the effort to get BDPA accepted as a constituent society of the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP). Dr. Bemley noted the large number of minority students who had little or no computer literacy skills. With the ever-growing need to possess basic computer skills in the current job market, Dr. Bemley realized that in the future, individuals without these skills would be left with no employment opportunities. Dr. Bemley has worked since the early 1980s to get students, especially from high school, involved in national and international computing and engineering conferences, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc both in the US and abroad. He has written numerous articles on computer topics. The purpose of this scholarship fund program is to serve as the vehicle for the BDPA organization to increase the interest of minority youth in IT and to help facilitate the emergence of minorities into the industry.
Chapters are invited to bring one team of students to compete in the HSCC at the National Conference event. The top five winning teams win Jesse Bemley scholarships.
Dr. Bemley is in the BDPA Hall of Fame. He founded both the national high school computer competition and the IT Showcase. He is an inspiration to African American IT professionals from the 'classroom to the boardroom'.
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Josephine Reed of Atlanta BDPA HSCC Director/Coordinator 2013 - present will be a guest on our show to talk about "GENERATION NEXT". How young people are getting a head of the technology curve and thinking about careers and how to be entreprenuers.
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Alphonse Porter also a member of Atlanta BDPA is returning from Afghanistan to talk about a BOLD CAREER move to differentiate himself in the IT career field.
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The BDPA iRadio Show creates a vibrant communications platform that speaks to all BDPA stakeholders. We have an exciting line-up for our “Special Edition” show on Monday, August 26, 2013 – The 2013 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Winners – Southern Minnesota Chapter.
Southern Minnesota HSCC Team - Trainer, Gurninderjit (Gord ) Singh - Student Team Member, Isaac Gullickson - Student Team Member, Preethiya Sekar - Student Team Member, Herchran Singh - Student Team Member, Prabhjot Singh The co-hosts are Franne McNeal and Everaldo Gallimore. The show is sponsored by the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation and the BETF Executive Director Wayne Hicks. The technical advisor is John Malonson. The BDPA iRadio show is sponsored by Funutation Tekademy – www.funutation.com. BDPA iRadio broadcasts the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Wesley Williams has been a member of BDPA since 2001 in Memphis, TN where he was introduced to IT through the High School Computer Competition (HSCC). As a member of the Memphis HSCC team, Wesley competed in the national competition and won 1st place for the first time ever for the Memphis chapter. This sparked an interest in Web development and giving back to community by staying involved with BDPA. Wesley then went on to attend undergrad at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga were he majored in Religious Studies and minored in Communications. After undergrad, Wesley moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue his graduate degree, Master of Divinity which he completed in 2010. As a result of his religious studies, Wesley will be publishing his first book, "The Purpose of Jesus: A Biblical Man or Interpreted Myth" in the Spring 2014. Wesley is currently an Enterprise Sharepoint Administrator for Macy's Systems and Technology. Throughout Wesley's time in undergrad and grad school, he has been extremely active with his time in BDPA. While with the Chattanooga chapter, he became the HSCC Coordinator and rejuvenated the program which lead to the students winning 4th and 5th place at the national competition. While with the Atlanta chapter, Wesley served as the Student Prgram Director. Under his leadership the Atlanta HSCC teams were able to win 2nd, 1st, and 1st place at the regional competition and 5th, 4th, and for the first time ever for the chapter, 1st place at the national competition. Wesley, his wife Lanita, and their daughter Kiyah are committed to the advancement of young people in IT.
The BDPA iRadio Show creates a vibrant communications platform that speaks to all BDPA stakeholders. We have an exciting line-up for our Special Edition: HSCC show on August 24.
1st place Chapter, Southern Minnesota, MN
- Adwait Walimbe, College Freshman
- Daniel Sheppard, 11th grade
2nd place Chapter, Detroit, MI
- Austin Little, 11th grade
- Daniel Rothchild, 11th grade
3rd place Chapter, Columbus, OH
- Jacob Wilson, Graduate 2011
- Wesley Walker, 11th grade,
4th place Chapter, Atlanta, GA
- Sunheng Taing, 12th grade
- Yash Shirsath, 9th grade
5th place Chapter, Twin Cities, MN
- Jorian Wulf, 11th grade
- Samantha Spears, 11th grade
Danna Sturdivant, HSCC Coordinator,
Boston Metrowest Chapter
Our host for this show is Franne McNeal. The technical advisor is John Malonson.
The show is sponsored by the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation.
Monique Berry, President of National BDPA shares her experience being a women in the Tech industy and the experience of leading a major national organization including orchestrating a national convention . We also will be finding out what's next for Monique Berry.