Joshua Moore, a 16-year-old Code Crew student, emerged on top of the National Black Data Processing Associates mobile app competition in Atlanta.
The 41st Annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference and Career Fair took place August 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The BDPA Memphis Chapter sent several representatives, including Moore, who was mentored by BDPA Memphis Chapter President Kareem DaSilva.
Moore’s winning entry is dubbed the AdvertYOU app.
“Joshua truly did a phenomenal job! Seeing the efforts of Code Crew and Let’s Innovate Through Education come together was something truly awesome to see; the next wave of Memphis techies have huge disruptive potential,” said DaSilva.
Moore’s AdvertYOU is a mobile app specifically designed for up and coming YouTubers. The app enables content creators to promote up to five videos on their YouTube channel for free. AdvertYOU compiles a list of videos that users can watch to help get more likes and follows on YouTube channels.
The idea of the app came to Moore after being frustrated with his own efforts to grow his YouTube subscriber base. The app is available on Google’s Play Store and is forthcoming on Apple’s App Store.
“CodeCrew is tremendously proud of Joshua and the hard work he put into making his dream app a reality,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Code Crew’s executive director.
“And we are especially thankful to BDPA Memphis for its demonstrated commitment to fostering a strong tech culture in Memphis through supporting its members of all ages.”
BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in the fields of information technology, computer science and related S.T.E.M. fields. Members serve the community through outreach and charting the future of the IT industry. The Memphis Chapter of BDPA serves dozens of members and is headed by chapter president Kareem DaSilva.
(For more details about BDPA Memphis, contact [email protected]; call 615-605-8530. For more information about Code Crew, contact [email protected]; call 901-484-4203.)