Organizing #HouseOfCode in Washington D.C.

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…

Congressional App Challenge: Nov Update Doubling Last Year Stats

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…

Featured at #CSforALL Summit 2017 with Congressional App Challenge

Proud to see that a NJ student is an alumni of @CongressionalAC. Thanks @Rachel_Decoste and @RepDonaldPayne #NJDOE #CSforAll pic.twitter.com/LhHQLLjEJH — Esther Lewars, Ed.S. (@estherlewars) October 17, 2017 oh hey, that's me – awesome unexpected shoutout from @CongressionalAC. So important to promote CS education for all! https://t.co/aZtPe00wrp — Kayla Leung (@kaylayleung) October 17, 2017 Our very…

Congressional App Challenge Meetups at East Brunswick Public Library

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: 9/9 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81972 9/23 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81974 10/28 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81976  

New Intern at Congressional App Challenge

I just started working as the only high school intern with Internet Education Foundation in Washington D.C., the official coordinator of the Congressional App Challenge! The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by public interest groups, corporations, and associations representative of the diversity of the Internet community. The IEF Mission is to:…

Teaching East Brunswick Girls Can Code Summer Mobile App Workshop

I had a wonderful time teaching a dozen girls coding during the 3-Day Mobile App Programming workshop I held at the East Brunswick Library (8/7-8/9). So many girls came into the workshop having no programming knowledge whatsoever and left knowing how to designing their own mobile app with MIT App Inventor! Here are some pictures…

Sign Up for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge!

I’m currently working as Congressional Intern (Community Outreach) at the Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to promote the Congressional App Challenge to students across the NJ-12 district. To help students interested in competing in the challenge, I’m hosting three community meetups at the East Brunswick Public Library.  

New Congressional Intern – Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman

I’ve recently started working as an Congressional Outreach Intern for Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman at New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District office, tasked with organizing and promoting the Congressional App Challenge to over 100,000 middle and high school students in the district.