House App Contest
Congressional App Challenge
Each year, the House holds a Congressional App Challenge to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established in 2013, it’s a nationwide event in which middle- and high-school students from across the nation create and exhibit apps for mobile, tablet, or computers.
Our 15th Congressional District's annual App Challenge will be held Saturday, September 29, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center. Students should plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for check-in and can build their apps until 1:00 p.m. at which point judging will begin. The event will wrap up around 5:00 p.m.
Participants are asked to please bring their own laptops and bagged lunches.
No photography will be permitted during the event.
Please register in advance! To do so, click here: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/
Resources for Students and Teachers
- 36 Resources To Help You Teach Kids Programming
- Codecademy, 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, used to create 3D animations
- Development Kits: