CODING AND PROGRAMMING



This event tests the FBLA programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program in the area described below.
 

COMPETENCIES
 

The topic for this program will be announced in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  In addition, it will be announced in the State Adviser Briefings throughout the year.  Participants will need to be sure that development of topic is logical and creative; code is commented at appropriate points; interface is a logical arrangement and contains all necessary information; and program runs without error.

 

ELIGIBILITY



Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

District    Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

State        Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition. 

Entries must be created by an individual.  Participants must be members of an active local chapter and be on record in the FBLA-PBL national office as having paid dues by December 15 of the current school year.  The member may not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.  Students competing in this event on the state level must be registered for the conference or the entry will not be judged.

 

REGULATIONS



District    Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

State        When it has been determined that a student will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form to the state adviser by first-class mail.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.
            NOTE:  At the national level this event has a presentation portion.  Be sure to read national guidelines if preparing for national competition.

•    The URL, Statement of Assurance, and entry form must be received in the state office by the date specified in the State Leadership Conference registration packet.  


•    Program must run on Windows XP or higher.

•    Data must be free of viruses/malware.  Any entry with contaminated data will not be judged.

•    Solution must run standalone with no programming errors.

•    Program produced must be prepared by the participant without help.

 

JUDGING


Programs will be judged by a panel of judges prior to the State Leadership Conference.  All judges’ decisions are final.

 

AWARDS


District    The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

State        State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

National    The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.