Who does the program serve? High School and College Students in the Indianapolis Area are selected to participate in this national program. BDPA Indianapolis will offer this new opportunity in 2016. Please check back for details.
What does the program do?
- 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 and 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.
When does the program meet? The local program schedule is TBD. The Mobile Apps Showcase is held in conjunction with the BDPA National Technology Conference. This is a three-day event held daily from 8:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday thru Friday.
Where does the program meet? The local program meeting location is TDB. The national program meets at the BDPA Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair. This year the conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, August, 10 – 13, 2016.
How are the participants of the program served?
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
Photo of Participants, Sponsors and BDPA Leadership at the 2015 BDPA National Technology Conference