I am pleased to announce that once again, my office is participating in The Congressional App Challenge .
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
As a former computer professional myself, I want to encourage students to explore app development as a possible career.
Last year’s winner for the 27th District of Texas was Katherine Steinhauer, a student at Hallettsville High School. Katherine created an app called MyDoc, whcih provides hikers and travelers offline access to first aid instructions. To learn more about her app, click here.
This Congressional App Challenge competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and to learn how to create their own apps.
To learn more about the competition or to submit an app, go to the CongressionalAppChallenge.us website.

2016 Winner Katherine Steinhauer's App "MyDoc"