Congressional App Challenge Mentoring Classes
The Congressional App Challenge is a great way to apply what you have learned in coding to highlight and solve real world problems. Any student in middle school or highschool can submit projects, as long as your congressional district participates (check here to see if your district is part of it).
Each group will meet for 5 sessions with 1 session per week. We will bring students through the entire process of identifying real world problems, designing the overall app, planning out the steps, and building the app step by step. Our teacher will also help students resolve any coding challenges they might run into during the development process. We estimate students will need to spend a couple of hours a week to build the app outside of the class to complete a medium level difficulty project in 5 weeks. Check out projects by 2020 winners as references.
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Q: Where and how do I register for the Congressional App Challenge?
A: The 2021 Congressional App Challenge is open for registration now and the deadline for submission is Oct. 22nd, 2021. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. Students can register in either the district they reside or attend school in.
Q: Can my kid participate?
A: Only students in middle and highschools can participate. And your congressional district needs to be part of the initiative as well. You can Check the list here to determine. If your district is not participating, we might be able to find students who are in districts that are participating to form a group.
Q: Do I have to sign up for Create & Learn mentoring classes to submit projects?
A: No, you can submit your app yourself directly on the Congressional App Challenge website. Our classes are designed to help students build high quality projects and learn along the way the iterative process of solving real world problems, app building, and answering technical questions that might come up.