Congresswoman Clark Announces Student App Challenge With Hatch Makerspace

The following is a press release from Congresswoman Katherne Clark’s office submitted to SOURCE.


FRAMINGHAM – Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office announced announce a coding workshop to support students preparing their submissions to the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a programming competition for students in middle and high school from the 5th Congressional District.

The coding workshop will be held at the Hatch Makerspace, 20 Summer St. Watertown, on Friday, September 13, 2019.

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 workshop, middle and high school students will be invited to explore different programming languages, access useful resources, and learn how to get started with coding.

Students of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the workshop and the Congressional App Challenge.

The deadline for students to register for the CAC and submit their applications is November 1, 2019.

The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

A panel of judges drawn from local communities will select the winners, who will be honored by Congresswoman Clark.

Their apps are eligible to be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building, on, and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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