High School Computer Competition

Who does the program serve?  Eight Grade and High School Students in the Indianapolis Area.   This year we anticipate serving up to 25 students.

What does the program do?

  • Provides the students the opportunity to learn general computer science concepts, web based technology and the fundamentals of team building and leadership. The program also provides students with the opportunity to enhance their problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills. The program teaches core html topics, JavaScript, and an introduction to object oriented programming. The students use the knowledge gained from the accelerator to design and develop websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL database.
  • The HSCC programs are designed to expose our youth to the concepts of computers and give them the expertise to develop web applications. Annually, the students of the BDPA Indianapolis chapter participate in regional competitions. BDPA Indianapolis chapter is able to send one team of 3 to 5 students to the BDPA Annual Technology Conference to compete against teams from chapters all over the country.


When does the program meet?  The program meets every Saturday beginning in February. Regional competitions are normally held in June (exceptions for holiday weekends, spring break, inclement weather).

Where does the program meet?  The program meets at IUPUI School of Informatics in Room IT355 and IT357.

How are the participants of the program served? 

  • The program is 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 Annual Conference, students will be able to attend Workshops and Seminars covering topics related to Personal Development, Academic Development, Youth Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. They also participate in activities including, Corporate luncheons and receptions, visits to educational attractions in the hosting city and networking events 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.


BDPA Indianapolis Leadership: Allen Leslie and Tina Rice.  Instructors include Dr. Takiyah Cooper and Jeff Musgrove. 

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