Mobile Application

Showcase

The National BDPA Mobile App Showcase, co-sponsored by McDonald's and State Farm Insurance, allows student application developers the opportunity to participate in a competition that allows them to an opportunity to test their talents against others and develop a working, functional mobile application, at no cost to themselves. The applications being showcased will represent three different application categories (i.e. business, personal productivity, and gaming). Each category will have stringent requirements to be met in advance to the showcase.

College and high school students have the opportunity to participate in this 2-day event in conjunction with the 2016 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Atlanta, GA. The focus of this event includes development on Android & iOS smartphone operating systems.

Each student's projects will be judged in two major categories and four sub-categories. The competition and showcase are open to high school and college students. Their projects will be assessed by a panel of judges prior to the conference. Monetary awards sponsored by State Farm will be given to the top high school and college participants. The awards will be presented at the awards presentation during the 2016 National BDPA Technology Conference Banquet Ceremony. Each participant will be recognized with a Certificate of Participation for their effort.

Mobile App Students

Student Requirements

In order to participate in the Mobile App Showcase, students must complete the requirements below. The mobile application trainers and mentors will work with each student to help them develop their project. This team will make the final recommendation on the student's participation after their application is completed, verification with their chapter and a brief project charter is submitted. High school and college students are eligible to apply.

  • Must be a high school or full-time undergraduate college student (maximum age of 25)
  • Complete the online form at Mobile App Showcase Form stating your interest to participate in the program
  • Once contacted by mobile application team, submit project charter outlining the type of application they will build. (1 page single spaced)
  • Each participant must be sponsored by their local BDPA chapter in order to participate in the Mobile App Showcase, students must complete the requirements below. The mobile application trainers and mentors will work with each student to help them develop their project. This team will make the final recommendation on the student's participation after their application is completed, verification with their chapter and a brief project charter is submitted. High school and college students are eligible to apply.


Benefits to Students
  • Improve performance on Advanced Placement (AP) CS test (HS students)
  • Increase the time students spend utilizing BDPA sponsored curriculum
  • Improve programming and content learning experience
  • Increase the opportunity to win a scholarship at the local and national level
  • Increase student interest and commitment to pursue a career in the IT industry


Benefits to Corporations
  • Provides modern technology exposure with students that have hands on, real world experience
  • Provide avenue for meeting diversity and community outreach commitments as well as employee development
  • Provides an effective manner for experienced IT professionals to teach and mentor the students
  • Provides an opportunity to reach a resource pool of potential future IT professionals for internships or full-time employment upon graduation


Mobile Application Showcase corporate sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting mobileapps@bdpa.org.

2015 State Farm Scholarships Awards

Mobile Application Showcase

1st Place
Nicole Hoffler

Charlotte Chapter
Mount Holyoke College
Scholarship: $7,500

2nd Place
Kareem DaSilva

Middle Tennessee Chapter
University of Memphis
Scholarship: $6,000

3rd Place
Herchran Singh

Southern Minnesota Chapter
Gustavus Adolphus College
Scholarship: $3,500

4th Place
Keshaun Williams

New York Chapter
New York City College of Technology
Scholarship: $2,000

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