JATCTimeClock wins Rep. Ben McAdams’ (UT-04) 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Ben McAdams has named Spencer Huntsman from Bingham High School as the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (UT-04). 

When asked what inspired the creation of JATCTimeClock the student said, “At JATC South three classes, Barbering, Nail Tech and Cosmetology, need to keep track of how long their students are in class exactly. Their previous solution was an old punch card machine that ended up breaking down, it also required them to manually enter the data into a spreadsheet, which was time consuming and inefficient for the teacher. This app completely replaces the punch card machine and doesn’t require any manual data entry by the teacher.”

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.