Teams of contestants will create a database-driven Website with server-side functionality. The team is provided with the opportunity to design, build and present a working web application. Teams will be further required to formally present their project to a panel of judges via videoconference, and the presentation will be judged independently of the project’s technical merits.
Here are a few resources to help you with the Web Application Team virtual contest:
- WordPress: https://wordpress.org/
- Joomla: https://www.joomla.org/
- Drupal: https://www.drupal.org/
- Six Steps to follow when designing your website: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2013/12/05/six-steps-to-follow-when-redesigning-your-website/
- Going online with WordPress.com: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2011/10/20/going-online-with-wordpress-com/
- How to fix your WordPress website if a plugin breaks it: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2013/04/08/from-wpmayor-com-how-to-fix-your-website-if-a-wordpress-plugin-breaks-it/
- Responsive themes help keep a consistent look across multiple platforms: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2012/07/06/responsive-wordpress-themes-help-site-keep-consistant-look-across-multiple-platforms/
- Check with your local community library for free access to Lynda video turorials:http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2016/04/04/check-with-your-local-community-library-for-free-access-to-lynda-video-tutorials/
- Getting a URL and Hosting package: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2009/08/05/handout-getting-a-url-and-hosting-package/
- Picking a place to host your site: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2009/04/04/picking-a-place-to-host-your-web-site/
- Static v. Dynamic sites: http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2009/08/11/handout-static-v-dynamic-web-sites-one-is-much-better-for-you/
BPA has events in a variety of categories. For the full event list, check out their website here: http://www.bpa.org/compete/eventlist. To see if there is a BPA chapter in your area, you can search here:http://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/ZipSearch.aspx If there is not, you can check with your State Adviser found here: http://www.bpa.org/about/saac. If your state does not have a chapter, you can join a national virtual chapter. Information on that can be found here: http://www.bpa.org/membership/virtualchapter. While there are no chapter dues, there are annual individual member dues. Dues vary by state. Check with state and national BPA representative for all conference and contest dates.