BDPA 2015 Student Programs

Students participate in this 2-day event held during the annual National BDPA Technology Conference. The focus of this event includes, but is not limited to, intelligent technologies (i.e., smart toys, machine learning, genetic algorithms, wearable computing technologies, web technologies, parallel computing technologies, computing curricula, business intelligence, etc.



The student presentations/research projects are judged by a panel of 3 judges in two categories; college and high school. Awards are made in each category for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The awards are presented at the Awards Presentation at the end of the IT Showcase session. Each participant will be recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation.


Held in conjunction with the BDPA Annual Technology Conference; the Youth Technology Camp (YTC) provides an interactive tech camp focused on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of information technology.



During this 3 day camp students are exposed to leading edge workshops and activities focused on S.T.E.M. topics and developed for a young audience.



YTC strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence.


The BDPA National High School Computer Competition is open to student members in BDPA chapters throughout the nation. The program is designed to introduce youth to computer programming concepts, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

Students in grades 9 thru 12 spend Wednesday in workshops and seminars covering topics related to personal and academic development, entrepreneurship and information technology. Over the next two days teams showcase their talents in the National Competition which consists of an online written exam, oral round robin and the development of a web application with a working relational database backend.

HSCC students are eligible for college scholarships awarded during the conference.


The Mobile App Competition provides students the opportunity to design and build an Android app. The competition is open to all middle,  high school and college students.  The apps will be judged and showcased during the conference. Participants are eligible for college scholarships provided by State Farm Insurance.


They will be able to participate in activities including, Corporate Sponsored luncheons and receptions, visits to educational attractions in the hosting city (i.e. museums and college tours), and networking evenings with IT professionals and students from around the country.