Congressional App Challenge Director Rachel Décoste Addresses National Computer Science and Code Summit

Congressional App Challenge Director Rachel Décoste addressed the 2017 CSforALL summit in St.Louis, Missouri. The summit featured leading computer science education stakeholders from across the nation to speak on behalf of their commitments to continue inclusive and accessible computer science education efforts among K-12 students.

Décoste discussed the goals of the Congressional App Challenge as well as the successes the Challenge has achieved in its first three years.

Over 1,150 apps have been created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all tech-industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors. The third annual challenge rapidly grew by 30% from previous years and is now currently being held by more than half of Congress’ members, spanning 45 states.

At the CSforALL summit Décoste announced the Congressional App Challenge’s commitment to reach all 50 states by 2020, and all 435 Members of Congress within 5 years.

You can watch Décoste and other stakeholders state their CS commitments via livestream  during the CSforALL Celebration on October 17, 2017.


2017 Congressional App Challenge Footprint

2017 Congressional App Challenge Rural Footprint (dark blue)