Announcing the 2021 Back to School Webinar Series

The Congressional App Challenge is excited to announce our second annual Back to School webinar series. This series of webinars, hosted in conjunction with supporters of the program, will provide free training and mentorship opportunities for App Challengers past and present and will take place through the fall.

The Congressional App Challenge team is working to finalize the details of these webinars now, and will be announcing them as they are confirmed. Please find our current list of confirmed webinars below.

Series Kickoff –  Building Great Apps with Apple

Tuesday, August 31st
4:00 PM EDT

Join Apple to learn about the fast-growing app economy and free resources to help you develop in Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive open source programming language. Over half of the top 1,000 apps on the App Store today are built using Swift. Apple will share details about the App Design Workbook, a design thinking framework to help you develop amazing apps.

Starting Your App Challenge Project!

Wednesday, September 8th
5:00 PM EDT

 

Just learned about the Congressional App Challenge? Do you have absolutely no idea what to do for your project?

In this workshop, our Alumni Advisory Board will go over the first step of the Product Development process: Product Ideation, known as the brainstorming stage. Using Design Thinking principles, we’ll go over what it means to explore/understand a problem in depth. You’ll learn to brainstorm technical solutions/product concepts to solve the issue at hand through a series of ideation exercises. You’ll leave the event with ideas in mind and a toolbox of techniques you can apply to your own CAC project.

Second Session –  Building Great Apps with Apple

Tuesday, September 14th
7:00 PM EDT

 

Join Apple to learn about the fast-growing app economy and free resources to help you develop in Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive open source programming language. Over half of the top 1,000 apps on the App Store today are built using Swift. Apple will share details about the App Design Workbook, a design thinking framework to help you develop amazing apps.

Please note: this is the same presentation as August 31st, so be sure to only attend one!

Code Anywhere with Replit

Wednesday, September 29th
5:30 PM EDT
Register Here

Learn how to start your own coding project on Replit, the collaborative coding environment that you can use from anywhere and any device!

During this session, you’ll learn how you can use Replit to build and host your own coding project. The Replit team will introduce you to the platform, lead a code-along, and answer any questions you might have about the tool.

Getting Started with Android and Kotlin

Wednesday, October 6th
6:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Deanna Yee from theCoderSchool will guide you on starting your own Android coding project. You will learn how to use Android to build a mobile App. Deanna will introduce you to the Android platform and Kotlin language, lead a simple project building demo and/or code-a-long, and answer questions along the way. Please Note: If you wish to code-a-long you need to come with Android Studio pre-installed.

 

The Congressional App Challenge’s Back to School webinar series is free to attend and open to students, parents, educators, and Congressional App Challenge stakeholders. Please contact our team with any questions.