U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) announced the opening of California’s 10th District Congressional App Challenge. This challenge invites high school students in grades 9-12 to compete with peers to create and showcase their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The best app will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.
“We owe much of our nation’s successes to the inventors who envisioned a world changed for the better. This competition encourages our students to join in our history of innovation and share their talents and creativity with the community,” said Rep. Denham. “I invite all interested students to partake in this competition and look forward to the displays of creativity that the bright young minds of our district will undoubtedly produce this year.”
Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Participants must submit their app’s source code online by midnight on Jan. 15, 2016 Eastern Standard Time and provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. A panel of local judges who work in the software and entrepreneurial fields will judge the submissions from the district. In addition to being displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit, the winning submissions will also be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.house.gov).
Additional details are available at https://denham.house.gov/congressional-app-challenge. Questions should be directed to Kassi Fortado with Rep. Denham’s Modesto office at (209) 579-5458.