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About the Program

Throughout the year, local chapters conduct SITES training programs for the youth in their communities. These programs are designed to expose our youth to computer science concepts and to provide students with the expertise to develop their own software applications.  Each BDPA chapter is able to send one team of 3 to 5 students to the National Conference to compete against other teams from chapters all over the country for scholarships and prizes.

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.

Once at the National Conference, students will be able to attend Workshops and Seminars covering topics related to Personal Development, Academic Development, Youth Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. 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. On top of all this, they get to showcase their talents in the National Competition which consists of a timed computerized written exam, oral questions and the development of a web application. If they feel creative, they can also participate in a T-Shirt Design Competition.

There is a one-time $125 fee for registration and training. This fee covers a one year membership with the BDPA organization for both the student and parent, training, and registration for the Cal State Dominguez Hills course.  Students are expected to attend class with a flash drive, notebook, pens and pencils.  Students participating in the program will learn the following:

  •  HTML 5
  • CSS
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Web Application Development
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Relational Database Management
  • Web Server Administration
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Effective Presentation Techniques 

Student Eligibility

Students who will be entering the 7th through 12th grade during August or September or graduating from high school the year of the competition are eligible to participate. They must also be a member of BDPA and sponsored by a local chapter. 



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