over 5 years ago

White House Announces Girl emPower as Equal Futures Challenge Notable App

After a rigorous round of review from our panel of distinguished judges – including Jack Dorsey, Creator and Co-Founder of Twitter, and Academy Award-winning actor and advocate, Geena Davis – we’re thrilled to announce our notable app: Girl emPower, created by Laura Phelps and Andrew Cavanagh.

This free iPad app includes the following features designed to inspire girls to serve as leaders in our government:

  • A map highlighting women members of Congress all across the country that allows users to immediately learn about their biographies, read their latest tweets about the issues they’re focusing on, review their websites, and more. 

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about 6 years ago

Just 4 days left for the White House Equal Futures App Challenge!

Hi everyone,

Just 4 days left until the deadline – and we can’t wait to see your apps!

Over the past couple of weeks, following on the first-ever White House Codeathon in December, fabulous leaders, companies and organizations have stepped up to host codeathons of their own across the country – check out this blog post for the details: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/14/codeathons-3-us-cities-support-equal-futures-app-challenge

We’ve already received several terrific submissions, and we look forward to getting many more.  And remember, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good here – even if you don’t feel like your app is 100% of the…

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about 6 years ago

11 days left to submit your app to the WH Equal Futures Challenge!

The countdown is on – just 11 days left until the January 19th deadline – and we can’t wait to see the apps that you’ve built!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve hosted the first-ever White House Codeathon…and this weekend folks across the country hosted codeathons in their own cities for this app challenge. 

Our fantastic panel of judges – including the creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey; Academy-Award Winning Actor, Geena Davis; and Director of Engineering at Facebook, Jocelyn Goldfein – are eagerly awaiting your submissions.

So keep on coding…and we look forward to seeing your apps on January 19th!

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