The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) recognizes the mobile app building achievements of kids up to grade 12. Judges are needed for scoring the entries in the Massachusetts districts.
The CAC is a congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local app challenges hosted by the Members of Congress. This year, there are over 165 Members of Congress signed up to participate, including Massachusetts reps Jim McGovern, Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark, Seth Moulton, and William Keating.
The CAC aims to bridge the gender, geographic, and racial gaps in tech. In its first two years, the program yielded 239 challenges across 33 states. Over 1,150 apps were created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors. This year, the Congressional App Challenge will strive to build upon those numbers.
Judging is done online from November 3-20, 2017 and takes less than an hour per submission. Contact Rachel Nicoll for more information.
Winners will be announced at the FIRST EVER Massachusetts CAC Finale Event on December 4th at the Massachusetts State House. Everyone is welcome to attend, so stay tuned for more details to come.