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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Congressional App Competition

I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26, 2017 -  November 1, 2017.

The annual Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event founded in 2013 in order to encourage student interest and participation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. As our economy evolves and the technology remains at the forefront of the job market, learning coding skills will help provide students with long-term employment prospects. 

This competition encourages high school students from across the country to create and exhibit their own, personalized software application "app" for a mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. This challenge is open to all high school students regardless of their experience with coding. The app of the winning student or team from TX-32 will be displayed in an exhibit in the United States Capitol. 

- Rules for Student Participants

- How to Enter

- FAQs

Coding Resources:
- The MIT App Inventor Webinar
- App Inventor - Beginner Video Tutorials (MIT) 
- Samsung Mobile App Academy Resources
- - self taught courses in HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP

Develop Kits:
- Apple iOS Developer
- Android - Develop for Android
- Windows App 

If you have any questions or would like any further information on the challenge please contact Brooke Knudtson in my Dallas District Office by email at or by phone at 972.392.0505.