The App Challenge is an annual, nationwide event intended to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The Challenge allows students to learn how to code by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four (two teammates must live or attend school in the 8th Congressional District). The app of the winning student or team in the 8th Congressional District will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' website, the Congressional App Challenge website, and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit. Winning students are invited to attend the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested, check out the complete rulebook for participating in the Challenge. Students can pre-register for the 2024 Congressional App Challenge and start coding their apps for 2024. The competition will launch in Fall 2024 and the deadline is November 1st, 2024 at 12:00 pm ET.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at If you have questions, please contact my District Office at 301-354-1000.