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#HouseOfCode Demo Day
The Largest Celebration of Student Computer Science Achievement on Capitol Hill
April 12th, 2018
On April 12 hundreds of Congressional App Challenge student winners will descend upon Capitol Hill for the 3rd Annual #HouseOfCode Demo Day. The students will demonstrate to lawmakers the apps they developed to win their Congressional district’s coding contest, thus turning the House of Representatives into the #HouseOfCode. The annual gathering is quickly becoming the new National Science Fair, but focused specifically on computer science and technology entrepreneurship. We hope you will join us in celebrating these remarkable students.
What: #HouseOfCode Demo Day Reception
When: April 12, 2018 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building
#HouseOfCode Summit is part of a multi-day program (April 12-13, 2018) for the winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). During this time, students will be recognized for their achievement and will participate in career and STEM enrichment activities.
Students created a wide range of apps, many of which solved problems local to their communities. A full list of winners can be found here. With over 200 winners from 39 states, this was the most successful Congressional App Challenge to date.
About the Congressional App Challenge
The CAC is an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, managed by the Internet Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The first three years of the program yielded 605 challenges across 42 states. Over 2,400 apps were created by over 8,800 students, and participant demographics surpassed the tech industry’s best gender, racial and geographic diversity metrics.
The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Capital One, Microsoft, Democracy Fund, Verizon Foundation, Amazon Web Services, the United Parcel Service, Software.org: the BSA Foundation, CA Technologies, Cognizant and the Copyright Alliance. The Challenge also owes gratitude to Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Anna G. Eshoo, co-chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus, who requested and supported the creation of the CAC. Additionally, thank you to Representatives Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and Tim Ryan for serving as 2017 App Challenge Co-chairs.