#HouseOfCode 2022 will take place on Wednesday, April 20th, Thursday, April 21st, and Friday, April 22nd. Winning teams from all 340 participating districts will be invited to participate alongside their Members of Congress in a STEM celebration like no other. As the United States Capitol is still not open to visitors, this year’s event is scheduled to take place remotely.
Even amid the pandemic, the Congressional App Challenge has managed to involve more students from more states than ever before. Congress is excited to showcase every student’s hard work and ingenuity at this year’s #HouseOfCode.
Here’s a quick look at the tentative schedule for this year’s #HouseOfCode:
- Wednesday, April 20th: Kickoff and Congressional Keynote Celebration
- Thursday, April 21st: STEM Inspiration Fair
- Friday, April 22nd: Student App Demonstrations
Specific events and times will be scheduled to allow for maximum participation across time zones. All dates, times, and topics are subject to change. More information about #HouseOfCode, including how to register, will be disseminated in the coming weeks.
2021 Congressional App Challenge Recap
The 2021 Congressional App Challenge came to a close on November 1st, yielding 2,101 fully functioning apps. After eighteen months of disruptions to educational cadences for students everywhere, the Congressional App Challenge came roaring back with 7,174 students registering for this year’s competition. All told, 340 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.
The Congressional App Challenge is an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. Each participating Member of Congress selects a winning app from their district, and each winning team is invited to showcase their winning app to Congress during our annual #HouseOfCode festival.