BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
ORGANIZER: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2018
BDPA Philadelphia provides an annual $1,000 scholarship for each of the five students that represent them on the team traveling to the National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships.
This Crowdrise Project has been created to help raise $5,000 to fully fund the scholarships that will be presented at the 6th annual Awards Banquet held in November 2011.
BDPA prepares for the annual HSCC through SITES (Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship) a computer instructional program available to Philadelphia area students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking, and career development.
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 an annual championship in which 45 teams from around the nation are eligible to compete. It's all designed to introduce our Youth (entering 8th through 12th grades) 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.
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN
Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the HSCC event is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event, is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.
Through involvement in the competition, students will gain practical experience in the design of web based applications, programming languages, requirements gathering, needs analysis and test & development. In addition, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.
DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE and MORE
One of the primary concerns of industry today is that many engineering students (of all majors) are entering the workforce with little or no practical knowledge or design experience.
BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.
On the morning of the Computer Competition, teams are given a project and challenged to design and develop a web application during the next seven hours.