Calling Northeast Wisconsin Students: Gallagher Announces Congressional App Challenge

June 29, 2020
Press Release

GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that the Congressional App Challenge is open to middle school and high school students who reside or go to school in Wisconsin's Eighth Congressional District. The app challenge is a nation-wide competition that requires STEM students to design, create, and demonstrate a computer, tablet, or phone application on a topic of their choosing. The winning app from each district will be posted online at House.gov and congressionalappchallenge.us.

In a video announcing that the competition is now open to students, Rep. Gallagher said: "With the rise of telework and online education, cyber security and STEM education are not just rapidly growing fields – they’re fields that are now more important than ever. The App Challenge creates an opportunity for young coders and experienced coders to learn, demonstrate, and improve their abilities. I look forward to seeing the creative students of Northeast Wisconsin put their STEM skills on display for this year’s Congressional App Challenge."

Students are allowed to compete as individuals or in teams of no more than four people, and can register for the competition at congressionalappchallenge.us. The deadline for submitting an app to the challenge is 11:00 am CT, Monday, October 19th, 2020. The parameters surrounding each submission are included below:

Topic: The app can be about any topic.
Platform: The app can be on any platform (web app, desktop/PC app, a web browser extension, robot, Ruby on Rails, mobile, etc).
Programming Language: Use any programming language: C/C++, Objective C, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Swift, “block code”, etc.
Functionality: The app must have some degree of functionality to be competitive.
Content Suitability: The app cannot be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct, adversely affect the reputation of Congressional districts, or depict hatred, defame, or threaten a specific community in the society or incite violence. Contain pornography, obscenity or sexual activity are prohibited. The app must not violate the Intellectual Property, common law or privacy rights of other parties.
Originality: The app must be original and solely owned by the Contestant such that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown.

Students and educators with questions about the Congressional App Challenge should contact Rep. Gallagher's De Pere Office at 920-301-4500 or visit congressionalappchallenge.us.

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