FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

Freedom High Schooler creates password generating app, wins Congressional App Challenge

Local News

Side view of female hand typing on laptop keyboard. Freelancer working with laptop at cafe. Technology and flexible working.

FREEDOM, Wis. (WFRV)- Let’s give a big round of applause to the District 8 2021 Congressional App Challenge winner; Ryan Wagner.

The Freedom High School Senior got the chance to talk with Representative Mike Gallagher to discuss his interest in technology, the app itself, and the importance of young adults learning cyber technology-themed skills.

The Congressional App Challenge is a district-wide competition for middle school to high school students to learn crafts like coding and programming to hopefully spark an interest in computer science fields. There were nearly 20 different applications sent in for the Challenge.

Wagner “secured” victory of the App Challenge with Locked In: A Password Generator. The app would create random and safe passwords for a user and then store those passwords on a secure document that can be accessed later.

Rep. Gallagher was thoroughly impressed by the High School Senior’s idea and the good it could do. Saying, “Ryan’s password generator addresses a pressing real-world challenge by helping Wisconsinites better protect their personal information online…”

As Wagner looks to the future, he says he is planning on attending the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, next year to study Software Engineering. Congrats Ryan!

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Green Bay men oust Detroit at home

Bay frontrunners Green Bay East, West De Pere survive Thursday battles

Kimberly vs. Appleton East

NHM boys hockey uses discipline to get off to hot start

HS Sports Xtra: Ashwaubenon stuns No. 1 De Pere; FRCC & FVA highlights

Game of the Week: Neenah edges Appleton East to grab first place in FVA