Resources

The following materials were provided for use by Congressional offices during the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. These materials will be updated and improved prior to the launch of the 2017 CAC.


  • 2016 Congressional App Challenge Toolkit
  • Letter to Judges (for the week of 10/10)
  • Presentation for Students
  • Hackathon Best Practices (2-sided)
  • 2016 Congressional App Challenge Announcement Graphic
  • 2-Sided Participation Flyer
  • 6/21 Info Session Powerpoint
  • 5/10 Info Session Powerpoint

(Last updated: October 10, 2016)


2016 Congressional App Challenge Toolkit

This toolkit will be key to hosting a successful Challenge. It includes explanations of what apps are, provides guidance on how to conduct an app challenge, and includes resources, such as letters to schools, that your office can use. Please make sure to look through it carefully.
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Download PDF of the Toolkit


Letter To Judges

Send this letter to your judges in the 3 weeks prior to the close of the Submission Period, so they’ll know what to expect.


Presentation for Students

This powerpoint can be used by Congressional staff as a presentation to students.

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Download Powerpoint Presentation


Hackathon Best Practices (2-sided)

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Download PDF of the Hackathon Best Practices


2016 Congressional App Challenge Announcement Graphic

You can share this graphic on social media to announce your participation in the Challenge.

Image generously created for the Congressional App Challenge by Jessica Churchill.
Download Image


2-Sided Participation Flyer

You can send this flyer to schools and local computer science organizations. The PDF is editable, so you can enter your own Member’s name and office contact information.
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Image generously created for the Congressional App Challenge by Jessica Churchill.
Download PDF


6/21 Info Session Powerpoint
This info session covered best practices and lessons learned from the 2015 Congressional App Challenge.
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Download PART 1 of the PDF version of the 6/21 powerpoint
Download PART 2 of the PDF version of the 6/21 powerpoint


5/10 Info Session Powerpoint
This info session served as an introduction to the 2016 Congressional App Challenge and covers timelines, goals, and more.
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Download PDF version of the 5/10 powerpoint