DC Team Wins National Title - Earns Checkered Flag At Indy

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Top Coders from the National Capital Region Win Title -- Earn Checkered Flag at Indy

Touch-down landing reception from Indy at BWI, Southwest Airlines Terminal for National Champions and HSCC Winners, Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN – August 9, 2014—Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Champions from the National Capital Region, BDPA-DC, and BDPA NoVA competed with other top coders from across America during the National High School Computer Competition's scholarship rounds at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

The nation’s top five HSCC teams for 2014 are Washington (DC), Greater Columbia (SC), Southern Minnesota (MN), Atlanta (GA), and Cincinnati (OH). National HSCC Scholarship rounds include an information and communication technology (ICT) industry theory, question and answer session, an application development session upon receiving a real-world desktop or mobile app requirement, and an oral presentation and technical demonstration to a panel of industry judges.

Regional stakeholders provide financial support, in-kind services, volunteers, and role models enabling local HSCC and IT Showcase teams to travel to Indianapolis and other venues to compete for scholarships. This year’s corporate engagements from industry and BDPA’s local mission partners include BAE Systems, bdpatoday, Best Buy, Bowie State University, Concur, DC Chamber of Commerce, DC Courts, FireEye, Howard University, HP, IHOP, Joint Educational Facilities (JEF), Lindsay Cadillac, Lindsay Lexus, Maryland Cyber, Microsoft, Microsoft Store, Morton Media, National BDPA, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA), Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC), Pepco, Prince Georges Community College (PGGC), Ross Technologies ,Inc. (RTGX), SiriusXM Satellite Radio, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and other Defense agencies.

About BDPA ‪#
BDPA‬'s mission is to bridge cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and telecommunications competency gaps in urban and underserved communities. Local chapter goals in the National Capital Region (NCR) are to provide technology and IT training programs with educational outreach services for professionals and youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in direct support of technology inclusion (TECH-Inclusion) initiatives, next-generation workforce (NGWF) thrusts, and regional economic development.

Regional BDPA Chapters and BDPA Chapter Interest Groups (CIGs) also work with information communication and technology (ICT) industry partners to develop workforce pipelines in the National Capital Region (NCR). Regional and local efforts directly support the President's CNCI (Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative), federal agency ICT staffing requirements, and public sector ICT pipelines.

Founded in 1978, BDPA-DC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Ms. Shararrne Morton
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Washington, D.C. 20003-4303

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