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Rep. John Lewis Honors 2017 Congressional App Challenge Winner

December 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON— Representative John Lewis is excited to announce Mr. Maanit Madan as the winner of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.

The Congressional App Challenge is designed to spark an interest in students’ participation in STEM and coding technologies. Participants are responsible for designing their own apps, with the goal of showcasing their creative and technical abilities. The judging committee included Ms. Natasha B. Rachell, Atlanta Public Schools; Mr. Asante Bradford, Georgia Department of Economic Development; Dr. Kamau Bobb, Georgia Institute of Technology; and by members of Rep. Lewis' District Office staff.

Mr. Madan created the app Chef Cal, which he says is aimed at “receiving tasks from a user and automatically organizing a calendar for them.  This calendar makes sure that the user can comfortably complete the task without missing the due date. The goal of this app is to create a solution for students to get work done without procrastinating, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

Rep. Lewis expresses his sincere appreciation for Mr. Madan’s participation as well as the hard work and dedication demonstrated throughout the entirety of his presentation of Chef Cal.

“I would like to thank all of the participants for competing in this year’s Congressional App Challenge.  I especially congratulate Mr. Madan for his outstanding demonstration and application of coding,” said Rep. Lewis.

For more information regarding the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, please click the link: