Yesterday, U.S. Representative Ed Royce hosted an Exhibit and Awards Ceremony, featuring mobile applications created by over 100 participating students from California’s 39th congressional district. Yes, that’s right. 100 students from the 39th Congressional District of California participated in Rep Royce’s 2nd annual coding challenge. That astounding level of student participation demonstrates just how inspired students in the district were about Rep Royce’s Challenge. Rep Royce is also the co-chair of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.
The massive awards ceremony was held at the Nixon Library and showcased the submitted apps. Melissa Medina, Congressional Affairs Director, moderated a panel discussing STEM opportunities. Featured speakers included — Marc Fischer is the founder and CEO of Dogtown Media, Katie Lamkin is a Software Engineering major at Chapman University, and Daniel Tenorio is a full-stack developer at CASEpeer.
The winning app from Rep Royce’s district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building throughout 2017.