JDI Sponsors Programming Competition at UNB

May 23, 2018

High school students from across New Brunswick arrived at the University of New Brunswick Saint John with one task: complete programming challenges. 

The day of competition is designed to inspire youth to consider careers in computer science and computer engineering. 

JDI UNBSJ Programming 



The competition holds special meaning to JDI IT Division employees. JDI sponsors the competition in memory of Bill Davis, long-time JDI employee. 

“We sponsor this event in honour of Bill Davis,” said Kevin McDonough, Business Solutions Lead at JDI. “Bill's career was in IT and we felt this competition would be a good opportunity to sponsor and inspire the next generation of IT professionals.”

Enthusiastic Participants

“It’s a good experience. It gets a different part of the brain going for sure,” said Walker, a grade 12 student at Riverview High School.

Haley is a student at Saint John High School. She will be starting her  Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the University of New Brunswick next year. “I liked testing all the different codes with my friends,” said Haley. “I’d recommend it to other students because it’s a great opportunity to meet other people with your interests and test your abilities.”

“It’s a really good skill to learn how to program. As tech advances, its one of those fundamental skills you need to have,” said Jonah from Rothesay Netherwood School. 

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