THE JAGUARS / SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M - BESmart Hackathon

DAVONNE FRANKLIN

Southern University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
Davonne Franklin is a 22-year-old Computer Science Major at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Davonne is currently serving in the Army as a Cyber Operations Officer (17A/09R) and he is also in line to be the first person Cyber Operations Officer to ever graduate and commission from Southern University’s Army ROTC Program. Davonne is a Cybersecurity Architecture Intern at Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana and he enjoys listening to music and singing on his downtime.

JOVANIE SMITH

Southern University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
I’m Jovanie Smith! I’m currently an undergraduate Computer Science major in the Dolores M.R. Spikes Honors College at Southern University and A&M College. I’m known for my creative vision, outgoing personality, and my willingness to always improve in any environment. My interests are defined in technology and I enjoy programming, data analysis, mobile development, social media, and finding technical solutions.
I’ve always had a love for technology, but my love for it peeked when I took an Introduction to Programming summer course at my local library while in high school. Learning simple HTML and CSS to make my own web page grew my interest even further. This pushed me to participate in the Comcast Digital Connectors Program in high school which was truly beneficial to my understanding of digital literacy and how to use my technological skills to give back to my community.

As I entered college, I was able to understand technology on a more global scale and the importance of it in our daily lives. Throughout my matriculation in college, I’ve been able to have various internship opportunities with amazing companies such as Deloitte Consulting, GE Digital, and JP Morgan Chase to develop my skills while working on all sorts of innovative projects. These experiences have allowed me to further build a foundation of focus and understanding of JavaScript, Python, Oracle SQL, AngularJS, Angular 2, HTML, and CSS for successful iOS mobile development and web development.

My refined interpersonal skills and clear leadership abilities allow me to thrive in unpredictable settings. I am a passionate and dedicated individual that always embraces learning while working with others as an effective team player. I aspire to be happy, successful, and to become a better individual each day, while inspiring those around me to do the same. Technology is my world and I strive to learn more and be my best self, always.

KASSIRER DUNN

Southern University · ATTENDED TCX 2018

LATORIOUS SPURLOCK

Southern University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
My name is Latorious Spurlock and I am a senior student attending Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. I am a native of Zachary, Louisiana and I am very passionate about technology and excited about building my career as a professional within this field. I love to travel and experience new places and meet new people. I dream to one day become a Software Engineer for a major tech company and dedicate myself to create something that could improve the lives of others.