Thompson Announces Winners of 2023 Congressional App Competition

Press Release


Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) announced Siddharth Kohli from Sonoma County as the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge. Siddharth’s app, titled Cleanworld, teaches users about how to safely dispose of materials not safe for landfills and provides our community with a one-stop-shop to exchange these materials.

“The Congressional App Challenge is one of my favorite events of the year because it showcases the exceptional abilities of students in our district to develop apps that help in unique ways,” said Thompson. “This year, we had incredible submissions, and I am proud of all of our participants. Congratulations to Siddharth on his outstanding app that helps inform users about the importance of safely disposing materials that aren’t safe for landfills. I am impressed with all of this year’s submissions, and I encourage all of our participants to continue to learn and develop their coding skills. Thank you to all of the students for their hard work and commitment to coding.”

Thompson received 9 submissions to this year’s challenge.

The apps were evaluated by a panel of judges from the district, including Claudette Shatto from Napa Valley College and Laura Swart from Keysight Technologies. The final standings were:

First Place: Cleanworld by Siddharth Kohli, Sonoma County
Second Place: Watrd Irrigation App by Siya Mehta, Sonoma County
Third Place: ClassSync by Calvin Laurenson, James Escobedo, Mariam Syed, and Eshel Dror, Yolo County
Third Place: EYE Diagnose by Hannah Cui, Yolo County