Join U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) from 10am to 5pm on October 21 and 22 for the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) Hackathon. The event will give CAC contestants the opportunity to finish and showcase the software applications, or “apps”, they developed for smart phones, tablets, or any other digital platforms.
Computers and other equipment will be made available to contestants. Meals and other refreshments will also be provided.
Saturday, October 21
Contestants will finish their apps with with the assistance of volunteer mentors. Mentors will assist contestants with any issues and help them put the finishing touches on their projects.
Sunday, October 22
Part one (10am-3pm) the students will be able to continue finishing their apps with the assistance of mentors. The second part of the day will be an exhibition of the students’ apps. They will make Youtube videos of their apps and this will loop on monitors provided by UCF for each student.
Part two (3pm-5pm): Contestants will reveal their apps to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, CAC judges, tech industry professionals, friends and family, and the press. The judges will then view all of the projects and recommend a winner to Congresswoman Murphy.
Congresswoman Murphy will make her final decision in Computer Science Education Week during the first week of December after taking into account the judges’ suggestion and reviewing the remaining submissions of those students who did not participate in the Hackathon.
You must register for the CAC to participate in Hackathon. To register for the CAC, visit congressionalappchallenge.us. Registration opens July 26, 2017 and the project submission deadline is November 1, 2017.
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