October 08, 2020

Rep. Moulton Encourages Students to Participate in the Congressional App Challenge

Student app developers can earn national recognition for their work

SALEM, Mass.Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) invites students from across the Merrimack Valley and the North Shore to participate in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge.

The competition for students in middle and high school accepts computer applications written in any programming language. Apps can be developed for any platform, including desktop, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.

Interested students have until October 19th to register and submit their app online. Winning apps will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website.

The competition is open to all students who meet the Congressional App Challenge’s eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four, and compete in the Congressional district in which they reside in or in the Congressional District in which they attend school.

The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is “to inspire, include and innovate efforts around STEM subjects, coding and computer science education.” The organization actively seeks entries from students who are from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the tech community. 

Students and their teachers and parents can learn more about the Congressional App Challenge and submit their entries by visiting www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

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