I am pleased to announce the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. The submission period officially begins on June 24, 2021, and the final deadline for students to submit their app online is November 1, 2021.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. We accept any programming language: example: 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 Eighth Congressional District of Arizona. Students entering the competition must submit their app to CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period by 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on November 1, 2021. For the complete rulebook, participants can view the 2021 Congressional App Challenge Rules.

The winner from the Eighth Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country. Winning students will also be invited to #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C. Winners will be announced the week of December 7th - 13th during Computer Science Education Week.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us, or contact my Surprise District Office at 623-776-7911.

 

Resources for Students and Teachers:

MIT App Inventor

StackOverflow

Code.org

Khan Academy

Scratch

Thunkable

 

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