Last year’s Code for Congress participant, Toma Brasoveanu, poses with Jimmy Panetta while visiting Washington DC to celebrate winning with his app, “Pill Alarm.”


The Santa Cruz County Office of Education invites middle and high school students in Santa Cruz County to attend our Code for Congress workshop series.  The sessions will be held virtually on Wednesdays from September 6 to October 25, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 pm via Zoom.  The free program is part of a countywide effort to promote computer science.  

During the 8 weeks, students will work in teams to design a mobile app with the support of the team from the Santa Cruz COE and mentorship from local industry leaders. Students will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and then share their idea with the group. Participants will also learn techniques to help them communicate a concept, create prototypes and work within a team!  If desired, students can then submit their completed app to the Congressional App Challenge

Last year, one of the Santa Cruz COE’s Code for Congress participants, Toma Brasoveanu, won for his creation of the app “Pill Alarm.”  Could the next rising star be you? 

We encourage anyone interested to join us for this FREE opportunity!


Please visit this registration form to sign up for this opportunity. Once your registration form is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with details and the Zoom link to join.

Additional Information

For additional information, visit the website of our K-12 Computer Science Initiative.  Questions may be directed to Stephanie Sumarna, EdTech & Innovation Coach.