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Wesley Williams The Journey from Failing in School to Thriving in an Tech Career

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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.

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