DelBene named co-chair of Congressional App Challenge

The congresswoman will also host an “Appathon” in conjunction with the challenge on Oct. 13 and 14 and UW Bothell.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:30am
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Rep. Suzan DelBene. Courtesy photo

Rep. Suzan DelBene. Courtesy photo

Rep. Suzan DelBene of the First Congressional District accepted her nomination as co-chair of this year’s Congressional App Challenge.

The post was previously held by Rep. Anna Eshoo from California’s 18th Congressional District.

“As someone who built a career in tech, I am thrilled to help lead this national competition and to see up close the incredible ideas students from all across the country will bring to the table. STEM careers play a critical role in our 21st Century economy and this competition serves a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their coding skills,” said DelBene.

The Congressional App Challenge is a national competition held annually since 2015. Middle and high school students in each congressional district can sign up as individuals or in groups of up to four. Winners from each district are publicly recognized by their representative and are invited to Washington, D.C. to demo their app at the #HouseofCode reception in the spring.

The deadline for students to submit their app is Oct. 15.

DelBene’s office is also hosting their third “Appathon” in conjunction with this event on Oct. 13 and 14. The event will be in room 205 of the Beardslee Building at UW Bothell, 18807 Beardslee Blvd.

DelBene serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and serves as co-chair of the Internet of Things Caucus.

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