Raskin launches student app challenge

Middle and high school students are encouraged to enter U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin’s program. Congress Applications Challenge 2022. The goal is for students to learn to code by creating their own apps.

Since 2013, members of the United States House of Representatives have organized this challenge to inspire students to learn more about computer science and coding. One winner will be chosen from each of the 435 congressional districts in the United States.

“Each year, the Congressional App Challenge convenes the tech savvy and civic responsibility of young people in Maryland’s Eighth District,” Raskin said. “Our past winners have created innovative technology solutions for COVID-19 risk mitigation and active missing person cases. I’m thrilled that our awesome Eighth District students are once again inspiring us with their tech skills, social vision, and problem-solving ingenuity.

Middle and high school students living or attending school in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District can submit their entries for the challenge Wednesday through November 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Raskin has chosen to run this challenge exclusively through MyMCM.

On December 6, at the start of Computer Education Week, Raskin will announce the Eighth District winner.

Students do not have to complete their application. They are only required to submit a short video explaining it. The video must include footage of all completed parts of the application.

For more details and to register, Click here.

In the 2021 challenge, Walter Johnson High School seniors Ainesh Chatterjee, Salamun Nuhin, Botond Parkanyi and Charles Wang won in Raskin District. The four students created CoronaSafe, a Python-based application that analyzes COVID case data and urban density to create a single calculation of the risk of contracting COVID for any global address given by the user.

here is interview with Raskin in which last year’s winners explain their app and how they created it.

Sam D. Gomez