‘App Challenge’ comes to South Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Dusty Johnson announced Thursday an app challenge for middle and high school students in South Dakota.

The Congressional App Challenge gives tech students the chance to be creative and design their own computer program for any platforms such as desktop, PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, and more.

The competition has been held in states across the country in previous years but this is the first time it’s being held in South Dakota.

Previous winners have designed games, created automatic insulin pumps for diabetics, given mobile users a platform for hobby hunting, and much more. All skill levels are welcome.

Johnson says he’s excited to see what kids in South Dakota can come up with.

“I mean the world’s greatest underground science laboratory is in South Dakota,” said Johnson. “We’ve had Nobel Prizes in physics won for work that’s been done in South Dakota so for me, it’s a great opportunity for us to build on these incredible science and engineering minds that have come before. We know the best is yet to come.”

The submission portal is open and the deadline to register is September 10 with app submissions due October 19.

To apply, visit the Congressional App Challenge website.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges in South Dakota and honored by South Dakota’s Congressional office. Winning apps will be featured on display in the U.S. Capitol building and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

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