Thank you to Congressional App Challenge for having me as an intern this year! It was lovely working with the team in-person. Attending #HouseOfCode again this year but from an entirely different perspective as a volunteer was also an amazing new experience. It was so great to see the apps that I’ve heard talked about in all the pitch videos I helped vet through in their live and realized form as well as the passionate and creative student innovators behind the apps.
Link to 2017 Congressional App Challenge Winner Results that I assisted with assembling together: http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/about/2017-winners/
The App Challenge submission deadline was November 1st and since then we’ve been hard at work going through submissions, getting in touch with judges, and preparing for the big winner announcements Dec. 7th during #CSEdWeek!
From preliminary statistics this year, we have doubled the number of participants, participating congressional districts, and submitted apps compared to last year, which is absolutely incredible!
There’s a new article on American Libraries’ site with 30,000+ readers ft. the Congressional App Challenge and my community work with hosting library coding workshops written by Rachel Décoste, Director of the Congressional App Challenge.
I recently started an internship with the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education researching Augmented Reality applications on education, socialization/communication, and more! My internship will be ongoing till the end of this year and potentially into next year as well
Here’s int information on the Congressional App Challenge Meetups that I will be hosting at the East Brunswick Public Library to prepare students for competing in the Challenge and are as posted.
More information on each workshop can be found here: