Representative Diana Harshbarger Announces 2024 Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (TN-01) issued the following statement announcing the 2024 Congressional App Challenge for students in Tennessee's First Congressional District:

"As the STEM field continues to grow, it is imperative that we prepare today's students for the future," said Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger. "The Congressional App Challenge is a unique opportunity for students across Tennessee's First District to showcase their ability to innovate and code, and hone their skills for a career in STEM by creating an application (or "app") for platforms such as a smart phone, tablet, desktop, or other devices. I look forward to seeing East Tennessee students display their incredible talent!"

Any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code" is acceptable. A student or team may only submit one app entry and can register as an individual or as a team of up to four eligible students. Any app coded after May 1, 2024, is eligible for entry. Students must be enrolled in middle school or high school to participate. Participants may create and submit their own app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. A full list of rules is available here.

Registration for the contest opens on May 1st, 2024. Students are encouraged to register online before submitting their completed app by October 24th, 2024. Full details about the contest can be found on Congresswoman Harshbarger's website or on the Congressional App Challenge website.

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