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Congressional App Challenge

I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will be hosting its annual coding competition this year. Students are encouraged to register online by September before submitting their app by October 19th.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as 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 First Congressional District of Massachusetts. Students entering the competition must submit their app to during the Competition Submission Period through October 19th, 2021.

The winner from the First Congressional District, chosen by a panel of judges, will be featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or contact Abby McGovern or Jack Chamberland in my DC office. 


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