11/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 15:40
LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district's fourth-annual Congressional App Challenge and second-annual reception for the Challenge at Santa Monica College. Twenty-four students from thirteen high schools submitted seventeen apps for this year's competition. The winner. Julian Quevedo of Redondo Union High School, submitted an app entitled 'dot-buddy.' 'dot-buddy' is a tool for students in marching band. In order to create the elaborate formations of a field show, performers must accurately hit many checkpoints as they march across the field. While finding these exact checkpoints by hand is very tiresome, 'dot-buddy' can find all of them, along with displacement vectors, angles of travel, and step-sizes with the tap of a button.
The Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications, is open to all middle and high school students who either reside or attend school in California's 33rd Congressional District. The first place winner's app is eligible to be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building and House.gov. Additionally, the winner receives Amazon Web Services Credits and is invited to the #HouseOfCode DC Reception.
'As a recovering Computer Science major, I am inspired by all these students who have committed themselves to creating these innovative apps,' Congressman Lieu said. 'Our office sees growth every year in the number of submissions submitted. I am proud to represent a district that is the home to Silicon Beach, as well as SMC and UCLA, which emphasize the importance of STEM innovation and education.'
Below are the results of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge:
Judges for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge include: