Middle, High Schoolers Can Join Congressional App Challenge in Watertown

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The following information came from the Watertown Free Public Library:

Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office is excited to announce that the Massachusetts 5thdistrict is moving forward with the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school.

On Friday, Sept. 13 from 4-7 p.m., students from the 5th congressional district are invited to participate in a coding workshop held at Hatch Makerspace, 20 Summer St. Watertown, MA. Hatch is a free community workshop managed by the Watertown Free Public Library that offers training and equipment, including 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, soldering, robotics, and woodworking.

During the Sept. 13 workshop, middle and high school students will be invited to explore different programming languages, useful resources, and how to get started with coding at Hatch.

We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate in the Hatch workshop and the Congressional App Challenge. The deadline for students to register for the CAC and submit their completed app is Nov. 1, 2019.

The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.) Winners will be selected by panels of judges, drawn from the local community, and honored by their Member of Congress. Their apps are eligible to be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building, on house.gov, and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visitwww.CongressionalAppChallenge.us. To learn more about theHatchMakerspace at the Watertown Free Public Library, please visithttps://www.watertownlib.org/hatch.

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