PhotoMed wins Rep. Danny Davis’ (IL-07) 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Danny Davis has named Avinash Vadali from Latin School of Chicago as the winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (IL-07).

When asked what inspired the creation of <<App Name>>, the students said, “Last year, I saw my grandmother bent over 10 prescription medication bottles, attempting in vain to identify a small, white pill on the countertop. I realized that if there was some phone application that she could download to identify pills, she wouldn’t have to strain her already bad back trying to identify her medications. In a time when they need us now more than ever, the elderly community of America inspired me to create this mobile application through their struggles and pain”

Over 6,500 students registered for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. These students created and submitted 3,088 functioning apps, marking the end of an extremely successful Congressional App Challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All told, 308 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands, and Washington, DC.

The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host competitions in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, thousands of functional apps have been created by over 30,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.