​Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Seeks Hawai‘i Student Entries for 2019 Congressional App Challenge

September 4, 2019
Press Release

Honolulu, HI – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawai‘i middle and high school students for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide app competition.


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said: “The United States may be short as many as 1 million coders by 2020. The Congressional App Competition is an opportunity for Hawaiʻi’s students to showcase their talents and creativity, while exploring opportunities for success in America’s rapidly changing, technology-driven, 21st century economy.”


Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. The CAC accepts any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.


Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by panels of judges, drawn from the community in Hawai‘i, and honored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Their apps are eligible to be featured on display in the U.S. Capitol building, on house.gov and on the Congressional App Challenge website.


The Challenge’s submission portal is now open. Students are encouraged to register at CongressionalAppChallenge.us and submit their app by November 1. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.


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About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her fourth term in the United States House representing Hawaiʻi’s Second District, and serves on the House Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. She previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Homeland Security Committee. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010, and prior to that at age 21, was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 2002, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. Tulsi Gabbard has served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for 16 years, is a veteran of two Middle East deployments, and continues to serve as a Major. Learn more about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard...


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