BDPA announces National IT Showcase winners for 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LABDPACON18, the combined global tech conference co-hosted by National BDPA, National Society of Blacks in Computing (NSBC), and the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computer Sciences (iAAMCS) adjourned this past weekend in New Orleans with the announcement of National BDPA’s IT Showcase student finalists.

National BDPA’s IT Showcase winners for 2018 follow.

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High School

1st  Place:   Ms.  Liliana Gordan,
Fuzzy Logic: A Bridge to Autonomy
2nd Place:   Mr. Milton Turner,
The Risk within Smart Cities
3rd  Place:   Mr. Elisee Djapa,
Data Science: Data Analytics

College

1st Place:  Ms. Lauren Ravenell,
Technology in Athletics
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2nd Place: Ms. Alison Tuiyott,
Natural Language Processing
3rd  Place: Ms. Oladokun Ekundayo “Ola”,
Cyber Security: International Conflict

National IT Showcase finalists, High School Coding Competition (HSCC) finalists, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) students who participated in BDPACON18 head back to school with their respective BDPA chapters to pursue exciting careers in technology.

bd18fBDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development across underserved communities for those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries. Today, National BDPA has chapters in over 40 U.S. cities with a wide variety of technical, community,  and government relations outreach programs promoting workforce and economical development.

Sponsor and host local IT Showcase events and attend BDPACON19 next year in Atlanta by visiting BDPA.org.

Source and photos: BDPA and bdpatoday

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