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Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition aimed at encouraging students across the United States 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 2017 Congressional App Challenge has now launched and will run through November 1, 2017, and all students in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District may submit an application until that date.

Challenge participants are invited, either as individuals or as teams of 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 experts will judge the apps, and the winners in each district will have the honor of being recognized by Congressman Gregg Harper.

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

For students, the Congressional App Challenge is a four step process:

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call Congressman Harper’s Pearl office (601-932-2410) and/or review the Congressional App Challenge website.