Congressional App Challenge and Hackathon

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Washington, D.C., October 10, 2017 | comments

Dear Friend,

As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the box.

That’s why I’m pleased to announce the return of the Congressional App Challenge! This competition is a great opportunity for high school students in our region to compete by designing a creative app. And the winning app will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.

I’ll also be hosting a hackathon at the University of Washington Bothell for local high school students to help them work on their Congressional App Challenge projects, where competitors will have the opportunity to receive feedback from others. To participate, students can register HERE.

With roughly 10 million jobs expected to be in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2022 – half of which will be in computer technology – ensuring students have access to computer science learning opportunities like this is critical to prepare them for the careers of tomorrow.

If you know a high school student who is interested in coding, feel free to tell them about the Congressional App Challenge. It’s open to all students in grades 9-12 who either reside or attend high school in Washington’s First Congressional District. To participate in the competition, students can register HERE.

As always, my office is here to serve you. If you have questions or comments about the topics that matter most to you, I encourage you to contact me through my website. You may also keep up-to-date on what I’m doing by following me on social media or signing up for my eNewsletter. If you need assistance dealing with a federal agency, such as the VA, IRS or Department of Education, please do not hesitate to contact my Bothell office at (425) 485-0085.



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