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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Congressional App Challenge

Representative Betty McCollum is excited to announce her office's participation in a 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Minnesota's Fourth District. 

The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition where students create an application or "app" for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, or other devices. This challenge is designed to inspire students to explore careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and highlight the value of computer science education. 

Students of all coding skill levels are invited to create an app of their choosing – be it utilitarian, educational, gaming, etc. We accept apps written in any programming language, for example: C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." By encouraging and recognizing our nation's young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills. 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students attending school in Minnesota's Fourth District. Students who plan to participate may register online by SEPTEMBER 10, 2018, and must submit their final app to during the Competition Submission Period between 12:00 PM Eastern Time on JUNE 4TH, 2018 and 12:00 PM Eastern Time on OCTOBER 15, 2018. 

To learn more about the competition or to submit an app, visit: