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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.

The 2016 Congressional App Challenge will take place from July 18, 2016 through November 2, 2016, and is open to all U.S. high school students in participating districts. Challenge participants are invited, either as individuals or as teams 0f up to four, to create and submit their own software application (“app”) for mobile, tablet, or other computing devices on a platform of their choice. A panel of local computer science professionals and congressional representatives will judge the apps, and the winners in each district will have the honor of being recognized by their Congressional representative.

The CAC is coordinated by the Congressional Internet Caucus and the non-governmental sponsor of the project, the Internet Education Foundation.

Learn more by visiting www.congressionalappchallenge.us.