Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, October 14, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a “HACK-A-THON” for students interested in coding or creating their own apps for the Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for all students in California’s 26th Congressional District to create their own software applications.

The “HACK-A-THON” will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Pacifica High School (600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard, CA 93036). Participants will learn about computer programming from industry experts and receive assistance producing their apps for the Congressional App Challenge. Students of all coding experiences are welcome.

“The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are rapidly growing, presenting new innovation opportunities for young people across our nation,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “We should do more to increase participation in these fields for tomorrow’s innovators. The Congressional App Challenge and my upcoming ‘HACK-A-THON’ are fantastic opportunities for them to learn more about computer programming and apply it to the real world by creating an app that helps their community.”

The event is open to all students, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Talin Sardarbegians at (805) 379-1779 or talin.sardarbegians@mail.house.gov.

More information about the Congressional App Challenge, as well as how to register, can be found here. Final submissions are due by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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