Tech Tuesday: Congressional App Challenge
Know a student interested in coding?
There’s a Congressional contest they should know about.
In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’ve got all the details on the 2019 Congressional App Challenge.
The CAC is open to middle and school students, and is aimed at encouraging them to learn how to code by creating their own apps.
The prestigious student prize was created to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education.
Each challenge is district-specific and each district picks its own winner.
The competition is open to all middle and high school students, regardless of coding experience or skill level.
Students can register as individuals or as teams of up to four. Students are allowed to use any programming language, any platform, and there are no limits on the app theme or topic.
Students have until Nov. 1 to register and submit their app online, but are encouraged to register earlier.
The winners of the Congressional App Challenge will be announced on December 9.
Winners will be invited to the annual House of Code, the new national science fair in DC, for a demo day, where students can show off their winning apps. It also gives members of Congress a chance to connect with their student constituents to see the power of computer science first hand.
To learn more about the Congressional App Challenge, register and check out past winners, click here.