Cyber Security initiative
This initiative is to provide research, support, and education for the members of BDPA who have drawn interest in cyber security. The purpose is to develop and deploy competent learners in to the world of cyber security through meetups, coursework, and lab exercises throughout the school year including summer. This area of computer science needs a collective of curious minds, intellects, and problem solvers to create a foundation going for this area of BDPA Memphis. There will be competitive events such as “Capture The Flag” CTF to develop people as well as draw interest. This is a new frontier for BDPA but with interest and personnel, it can develop and grow Memphis into a potential cyber security pool of talent.
High School Computer Coding Compeition
The BDPA 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.
Mobile App Showcase Compeition
The National BDPA Mobile App Showcase 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.
Information Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters from educational institutions across the United States, to present and demonstrate their research. The presentations represent advanced computing and technical topics presented by college and high school students to an audience of corporate representatives, IT professionals, and students.