WASHINGTON, DC—Last week, National BDPA’s High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team out of the Northeast Region from BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (above) captured this year’s national coding and app development title during BDPACon19, the Association’s annual Coding Combine.
During Open House, student members revealed their interviews filmed earlier in the season during this past weekend’s press conference and round-table discussions with Industry. Along with team interviews, team leaders provided an overview of BDPACon19 in Atlanta, a debrief on this year’s HSCC challenge, and what to expect for ﬁscal year 2020. With no HSCC teammates graduating this year, all of the Chapter’s top-coders and starters are expected to return to the Association’s Regional and National competition rounds next year.
This year’s leadership team included Ms. Terry Brox, of KPMG (far right); Ms. TurKenya Herring (far left), of Enlightened, Inc.; and Ms. Indigo Emanuel (front center), HSCC Team Leader and Co-Captain and Darius Scott, Co-Captain (2nd from left.) Ms. Ryan McBride (2nd from right), Richmond Quarles (3rd from right) also won scholarships as members of this year’s championship team. The team’s Chapter President is Perry Carter (center).
Ms. Brox received her Computer Science degree form LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Herring, a senior Computer Science major at Bowie State University, is in her last year as an Intern.
Women-owned small businesses (WoSB) and other “HIDDEN FIGURE$” in DOD and local tech communities who serve as team co-sponsors and Chapter mission-partners include AG Grace, Inc.; Connected2Tech; Master Mine Consulting; PREMIER Enterprise Solutions, LLC; and WOOD Consulting Services, Inc.