Save the Date! #HouseOfCode Will be Held on April 17-18, 2023

#HouseOfCode 2023 will take place on Monday, April 17th, and Tuesday, April 18th. The first-place winning teams from all 335 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 now open to visitors, this year’s event is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C.

In a record-breaking year for submissions, 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:

  • Monday, April 17th: Kickoff & STEM Inspiration Fair 
  • Tuesday, April 18th: Student App Demonstrations & Congressional Keynote Celebration

All dates, times, and topics are subject to change. More information about #HouseOfCode, including how to register, will be disseminated in the coming weeks. Invitations will be sent to First Place winning teams and their chaperones. For computer science organizations wishing to participate in #HouseOfCode, feel free to reach out to Program Director Joseph Alessi [email protected].


2021 App Challenge Stats(1)

The 2022 Congressional App Challenge came to a close on November 1st, yielding 2,707 fully functioning apps. After eighteen months of disruptions to educational cadences for students everywhere, the Congressional App Challenge came roaring back with 9,011 students registering for this year’s competition. All told, 335 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.