Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) has announced the start of his district's second annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for high school students in the Danville and the rest of his district.
"I invite students from across California's 11th Congressional District to join their peers throughout the nation in showcasing the creativity of our young programmers," DeSaulnier said in a statement. "This competition provides a unique opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their STEM skills."
High school students who live or attend school in California's 11th Congressional District, including Danville and Alamo, can enter by developing and presenting their own software app for mobile, tablet or other computing devices on a platform of their choice.
The submission period will run until Nov. 2.
DeSaulnier will acknowledge the submissions at a special ceremony in his district office where the winner will be selected by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields.
The winning app will be featured on the House of Representatives website along with the winning apps from other participating congressional districts.
The competition will be sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation. For more information, visit DeSaulnier's district website.