Swalwell Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

January 19, 2021
Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA— Congressman Eric Swalwell today named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 15th Congressional District. The winners, and links to their projects, are listed below. In this year’s competition there was a tie for Second Place.


1st Place: Maji, created by Hiya Shah, an 11th grader at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton.

2nd Place: Attentive, created by Aryan Jain, a 10th grader at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton.

2nd Place: Dermalogix, created by Anish Kataria and Krish Malik, 10th graders at Dublin High School.

3rd Place: FoodEase, created by Derek Xu and Vikas Ummadisetty, 12th graders at Dublin High School.

“From making data about water quality easier to share, to helping food banks during the pandemic, these students created apps that offer real solutions to today’s problems,”said Swalwell.“I feel confident about our community’s future when I see what issues our students are already tackling. Congratulationsto this year’s winners!”

The CAC awards prizes to students who demonstrate exceptional computer science skills and apply those skills to supporting their community. Students participate in the CAC all across the nation by submitting their original apps for a chance to be recognized nationally as a Congressional App Challenge winner.