SATURDAY: Congressman Matt Gaetz to Host Congressional App Challenge Competition

November 5, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – On Saturday, November 9th, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will host the 2019 Congressional App Challenge Competition and STEM/Cyber Security Expo from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. CT. The event will be located at the University of West Florida Pensacola Campus.


The Congressional App Challenge is a competition where Members of Congress encourage students in their respective districts to create programs and applications using any coding language. Students have the option of competing in teams or as individuals, and the winners from each district present their finished work product in Washington, D.C., the following year at an annual showcase. The challenge exists to encourage students interested in coding to pursue careers in cybersecurity, computer science, and other closely related fields.


The event is open to public and press. Details on the media availability immediately following the awards presentation can be found below.

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

WHAT: Media Availability following the Congressional App Challenge Competition Award Presentation
TIME: 4:00p.m. CT
LOCATION: University of West Florida, Conference Center Bldg. 22, 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, Florida 32514
WHO: Open to the public and press, including national and regional news media

***PLEASE NOTE: The Congressional App Challenge Competition Award Presentation will take place at 3:00p.m. CT.