Shonda A Witherspoon  Shonda A Witherspoon photo         

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Software Engineer
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Honors & Awards

  • 3rd Place in Dreamport Challenge - RPE-004: The Needles in the Haystack - Feb 2019

    Participated as a member of Team IBM for Dreamport's RPE-004: The Needles in the Haystack competition, which placed 3rd out of 11 competing teams after preliminary rounds. Teams were asked to find a solution that can not only 'map' the network in the traditional sense but provide inferences as to the most important servers, workstations or hardware devices. Once these assets are identified they could be isolated, replicated or studied closely via live forensics

  • Manager's Choice Award - Sep 2018

    Awarded Manager's Choice for demonstrating the following IBM Practice: Unite to get it done now.

  • 1st Place in IBM's BlueHack Competition (IoT + TJBot Category) - Jul 2017

    Team placed 1st in IBM's BlueHack competition, which was held from July 19-21, was the first virtual hack-a-thon held by IBM, where a total of 77 teams from 20 different IBM sites around the U.S. competed in 4 different categories in a 48 hour time period.

  • Outstanding Graduate Award in Information Technology - May 2016

    In recognition of academic achievement and exemplary service to the department, FIU, and the community while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

        For outstanding academic and personal achievements

  • Women Who Lead Ambassador - May 2015

    For exceptional contributions to campus life at FIU

  • 3rd Place in Florida Statewide Japanese Speech Contest - Mar 2013

        3rd Place in Florida Statewide Japanese Level 4 Speech Contest

  • 1st Place in Florida Statewide Yonkoma Manga Contest (Comical Category) - Mar 2013

       Winner of Japanese Yonkoma Manga (4 panel comic) Contest: Comical Category