App Challenge

 

I am pleased to announce I will be hosting the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 15th before submitting their app by November 1st.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the 4th Congressional District of Illinois. Students entering the competition must submit their app to CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period by 11:00 AM Central Time on November 1st, 2019.

The winner from the 4th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us, email StudentSupport@CongressionalAppChallenge.us, or contact Ilissa Valerio at Ilissa.Valerio@mail.house.gov