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Butler Tech takes top three spots in Congressional App Challenge

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Butler Tech is proud to announce that Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson honored three teams from Butler Tech and Butler Tech/Ross for winning first, second and third place in the Congressional App Challenge! More than 10,000 submissions were received nationwide.

Each year, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives host district-wide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The challenge asks that students create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge. Each challenge is district-specific.

The winning students’ apps are eligible to be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives website, House.gov. Additionally, the students will each receive a $250 Amazon Web Services credit and are invited to attend the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C.

This year’s winning teams and app descriptions:

1st Place – Ohio Silicon Recycling – Ethan Flohr, Robert Guise, Micah Bolton, & Jacob Reed

The idea behind our website is to raise awareness of the global silicon shortage. The shortage affects nearly all processes and products that require semiconductor chips, such as cars, computers, and smartphones. The website teaches people what products around them contain silicon as well as provides a potential way for them to recycle said products. We also provided users with a way to sign up to collect silicon from as well as provided a potential way for them to recycle said products. We also provided users with a way to sign up to collect silicon from local areas around them.

2nd Place – Job Decision Web App – Jaiminkumar Patel, Beenum Tamang, Michael Freeland, & Bryn Hacker

We created this app with the intention of helping users learn more about jobs that are available and providing basic knowledge of career requirements. It was developed considering that people may not know all the options that are available in their field of choice. The web app helps users search for jobs by title, career, industry, certification, and education. It also has a feature that can send users to Indeed.com for available jobs.

3rd Place – Freedom Game – Andrew Gettler, Seth Kirkendall, Jacob Kaake & Tanner Schneberger

“We created Freedom Game to remind young people of the proud history of our country in a fun and engaging
way. Questions are from the Colonial period. When enough questions are answered correctly, you are able to play a Revolutionary War game (rated PG). As part of the development process, several classmates tested Freedom
Game. Their positive feedback encouraged our direction of gamifying the study of history, and improvement feedback helped us make the game better.

1st Place – Ohio Silicon Recycling - Ethan Flohr, Robert Guise, Micah Bolton, & Jacob Reed

2nd Place - Job Decision Web App - Jaiminkumar Patel, Beenum Tamang, Michael Freeland, & Bryn Hacker

3rd Place - Freedom Game - Andrew Gettler, Seth Kirkendall, Jacob Kaake & Tanner Schneberge