Arlington, VA—On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Innovative Defense Technologies – IDT – will host the Presentation Day for its annual student Programming Contest. This year, participants will include two teams from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) and one team from Oakton High School (OHS).  The finalists hail from schools in Northern Virginia and were chosen from over 20 registered teams in the DC/MD/VA area.

This year’s contest problem, released at the end of November, focused on cybersecurity. Since the release of the problem, teams have been working on solutions. They were required to follow the Engineering Design Process, a distinguishing component of IDT’s competition. They also had the opportunity to check in with IDT engineers and ask questions. Final submissions were due on February 17.

This year, for the first time, Presentation Day will be held in IDT’s expanded office space in Arlington, VA. Teams will have about 30 minutes to present their solutions and respond to questions from the judges. The presentations will be the final component of each team’s overall score. The results will be announced following a lunch break. Awards include prizes for the participants and donations to their high schools.

Visit the IDT Programming Contest page for additional information and to view the results!

IDT Programming Contest-2016-OHS-2nd

IDT Programming Contest 2016 – Second Place

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is the industry leader in delivering automated software testing, data analysis and cybersecurity solutions to the DOD. Using patented ATRT technology, IDT is changing the way software is being tested, protected and analyzed. IDT is headquartered in Arlington, VA and has regional offices in CA, MA and NJ.