Computer Science Festival Comes To Capitol Hill

Contact: Joseph Alessi
Phone: (202) 656-2055
Email: [email protected]

COMPUTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL COMES TO CAPITOL HILL AWARD-WINNING STUDENT APP DEVELOPERS DEMO APPS ON CAPITOL HILL

Washington, D.C. – On May 9th, 2019, students from 47 states and territories will demo their winning “apps” to their Congressional Representative in the #HouseOfCode Festival, the largest celebration of computer science ever on Capitol Hill. Over 230 student winners of their local Congressional App Challenges are expected to demo their apps for the public in what has quickly become the new national computer science fair.

Prominent STEM advocates in Congress – Congresswoman Suzan Delbene (D-WA) and Congressman French Hill (R-AR) – will preside over the #HouseOfCode Festival in their role as the co-chairs of the Congressional App Challenge.

Over 5,000 middle and high school students coded apps for web, PC, tablet or mobile during the 2018 national competition. These student winners are honored by their Representatives by having their apps displayed in the Capitol Building, on house.gov and on the Congressional App Challenge website. These apps range from facilitating the transfer of excess supermarket food to local pantries to allowing you to communicate non- verbally with a 911 operator. The public and press are welcome to review these amazing apps.

Over 100 Members of Congress are expected to be on hand for the occasion.

WHAT: #HouseOfCode – Student Demo Day Festival WHEN: 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Thursday, May 9
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building
RSVP: https://houseofcode.splashthat.com/

Members of the press and the public are welcome to attend the Student Demo Day. For more information on the program or to RSVP, please contact our Program Director, Joseph Alessi.

The 2018 CAC was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

These organizations support the House of Representatives’ Congressional App Challenge.

Sponsors of the Congressional App Challenge