BDPA (Black Data Processing Association) Southern Minnesota Chapter has been training hard for the National programming championship to be held in Indianapolis this week. The Southern Minnesota Chapter are the defending national champions and have won 8 of the last 9 years!
The five Rochester team members have been preparing at the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator. During their two-month “boot camp” they honed programming, project management and presentation skills for up to 20 hours per week!
Brian Brownlow and Gord Singh are the technical coordinators and lead instructors for the Southern Minnesota chapter. Jongy Calvert is the administrator coordinator. More than a dozen volunteers from IBM and Mayo Clinic assist the class, called the Southern Minnesota Youth Computer Training Program.
We wish them all best luck!!