Congressman John Shimkus has extended the deadline for the Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is a coding competition that is accepting submissions from high school students until November 2nd. The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students that meet the set requirements. Experience in coding is not necessary, as students of every skill level is encouraged to participate in this challenge. After the winners of the challenge are selected by the panel of judges from local communities, winning apps will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building and will be featured on the Congressional App Challenge website.
Congressman Shimkus stated, ” With demand expected to increase for workers with STEM and coding skills, I’m excited to offer this opportunity to high school students who may be interested in pursuing one of those good paying jobs in the future. To meet the demands of a 21st Century economy, competitions like the Congressional App Challenge help to inspire students to develop these valuable skills”.
For additional information regarding the Congressional App Challenge, visit congressionalappchallenge.us. Students wishing to enter the Congressional App Challenge can register on this website. Apps completed by students in the Congressional App Challenge can be submitted at this website.