Washington, D.C. – The Congressional App Challenge and its partners at the Internet Education Foundation are excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Ryan Kirzner. Taking over as Congressional Operations Coordinator, Ryan will be the Challenge’s frontline liaison, connecting today’s members of Congress with tomorrow’s coding talent.
An official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives and the House Internet Caucus, the Congressional App Challenge is a competition held by members for middle and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. You can learn more about us and our mission here.
Ryan was born and raised in Irvine, California. He is no stranger to government and politics, having worked for various campaigns, campaign committees, firms, and Congressional Representatives throughout his career. He recently received his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in 2023, where he majored in Political Science and minored in International Relations and History. Ryan also brings with him a love for students, having worked extensively at his university to foster a welcoming environment for first-year and transfer students. He is passionate about ensuring student success, and looks forward to continuing that work with the Challenge.
Ryan is joining the Congressional App Challenge at a crucial time, with this year’s deadline at 9:00pm ET on November 1. With 374 members of the House, and nearly 7,500 teams this is gearing up to be the biggest App Challenge since it was launched in 2015.
Student’s can still register to participate in this year’s challenge here.
In the event you would like to get in touch, he can be reached directly at [email protected].