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14 September, 2017

Congressional App Challg

Congressional App Challenge

The third annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) has launched and will run through November 1, 2017. The CAC is a congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local app challenges hosted by the Members of Congress. This year, there are over 165 Members of Congress signed upto participate!

he CAC aims to bridge the gendergeographic, and racial gaps in tech. In its first two years, the program yielded 239 challenges across 33 states. Over 1,150 apps were created by nearly 4,000 students, and participant demographics surpassed all industry diversity metrics, with young women representing 30% of all competitors. This year, the Congressional App Challenge will strive to build upon those numbers.

For more information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit If you are interested getting involved or in supporting the Congressional App Challenge, please contact our Director, Rachel Decoste, at

Virginia’s participating members of Congress are:

3rd District Representative Robert Scott.

4th District Representative Donald McEachin.

5th District Representative Thomas Garrett.

6th District Representative Bob Goodlatte.

8th District Representative Donald Beyer.

10th District Representative Barbara Comstock.

11th District Representative Gerald Connolly.

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