Students, Parents, and Members of Congress during the Congressional App Challenge Winners' Demo
On Thursday May 9, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives hosted the 2019 #HouseOfCode celebration for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge winners. Over 230 students attended a Welcome Session with Keynotes at the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium, connected with tech organizations at the Sponsor and Partner Expo, and demonstrated their apps to more than 100 Members of Congress.
As the exciting events at #HouseOfCode were happening, social media was right there keeping up! Everyone from our Sponsors and Partners, to Members of Congress were posting about what a success #HouseOfCode was. Here are a few tweets from the busy day.
Keynotes at the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium
Representative and 2018 Congressional App Challenge Co-chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
US Patent & Trademark Office Deputy Director Laura Peter
Sponsor and Partner Expo
Aerial View of the Expo in the Rayburn Foyer
Alan S. Inouye, Director, Office for Information Technology Policy for the American Library Association
Flatiron School, an educational organization that teaches software engineering, computer programming, data science, and UX/UI design
Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) giving a shoutout to Microsoft, one of the Congressional App Challenge’s generous sponsors
Congressional App Challenge Winners' Demo
Representative Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06)
Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04)
Representative Gary Palmer (AL-06)
Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Representative Will Hurd (TX-23)
Representative Susie Lee (NV-03)
Representative Liz Cheney (WY-AL)
Senator John Barrasso (Wyoming)
In addition to the participants at #HouseOfCode, the Congressional App Challenge Winners also received praise from the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for their dedication to solving issues by coding apps!
Representative Susan Brooks (IN-05)
Alex Howard (independent writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate) and Daniel Schuman (Policy Director at Demand Progress)
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