This weekend kicks off the US leg of JPMorgan Chase's Code for Good Challenge, a program that brings tech students together to develop solutions to the challenges that nonprofit organizations face every day. After a successful run in the United Kingdom, JPMorgan Chase announced earlier this month that the US series would begin at the financial giant's global headquarters in New York City on February 23 and 24. The series will continue in Newark, Del. (March 1 to 2), and Columbus, Ohio (March 2 to 3), and then travel to other cities around the country.
“We’re excited for the Code for Good Challenge kickoff in the US,” says Guy Chiarello, CIO at JPMorgan Chase. “The program offers a unique opportunity for participants to use their skills to benefit nonprofits, while also demonstrating their technology abilities to a leading global organization. It’s a win for all involved.”
College students majoring in a tech-related field at universities in the host regions will be combined into teams that will then have to – through coding – creatively solve a social challenge that a local nonprofit organization is facing. JPMorgan Chase tech experts will be available to advise participants throughout the two-day events, and a panel of judges will determine the winning team at the end of the second day. Prizes include iPads and various gift cards, but the winning team member may also earn an opportunity to further support the specific nonprofit by developing the technical solution created during the challenge.
For more: Check out JPMorgan Chase's tech careers channel for more information about the Code for Good Challenge and to see where it's going next.