House App Contest
Congressional App Challenge
Each year, the House holds a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “Congressional App Challenge.” This competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The Congressional App Challenge is open to students in California's 15th Congressional District; there is no age minimum, but students are not allowed to participate after they've graduated from high school.
Our District's 3rd annual Hackathon will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13, at the offices of Workday, 6230 Stoneridge Mall Road in Pleasanton, cosponsored by Workday and Knodemy. Click here to register.
Resources for Students and Teachers
- 36 Resources To Help You Teach Kids Programming
- CodeAcademy.COM self-taught courses in HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP
- MIT App Inventor tutorial to develop mobile apps on Android phones.
- Scratch a simple visual programming language
- Alice is used to create 3D animations
- Development Kits: