It’s time to get your team together and start working on your app for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge!

 

What is the Congressional App Challenge?

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district. Students code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

 

 

How to participate

To learn how to participate, watch and share this video (above) and helpful PDF flowchart with any students who might be interested. Learn more about how to participate in the CAC.

 

Useful Links

Learn more at www.congressionalappchallenge.us

 

Congressional App Challenge at the WeTeach_CS Summit

CAC Director, Rachel Decoste, will attend the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit and take part in a panel discussion about student competitions on Monday, June 18 at 10:00 AM. This is a great opportunity for teachers looking to get their students involved with the Congressional App Challenge to get information and ask questions.

 

About the Student Competitions session

Come learn how to get your students involved in regional and national competitions! The discussion includes Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is Congress’ effort to encourage youth to learn how to code. Students run the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their app put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Over 8,800 students from 43 states have taken on the Challenge in its first 3 years. Find out how to your students can shine on the Congressional stage. More information

 

About the WeTeach_CS Summit

The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance. More information / Registration

 

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