The Next Generation Initiative is helping JPMorgan Chase find smart college students interested in participating in their Code for Good challenge — a competition that gives small student teams (of 4 to 6 members each) the chance to work side by side with mentors from JPMorgan Chase as they compete over the course of 24 hours to creatively solve real-world problems faced by a charity assigned to each team — and come up with cutting-edge ideas that could make a real difference to the people who need it most.
This is one of the most exciting opportunities for Greek American students opened up by the Next Generation Initiative’s Internship & Mentoring Launch Team. If you happen to know any tech-savvy Greek American college students, please let them know about this terrific opportunity.
ATTENTION: The closing date for entries is September 18, 2015.
The 2015 Code for Good Event Dates: Columbus, OH: October 2 – 3; New York, NY: October 16 – 17; Wilmington, DE: October 30 – 31.
To enter the Code Challenge go to the Code for Good application page, hit the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page, log in and enter your details. A minimum of three and a maximum of five of your colleagues may also enter their details as your teammates.
On your application form, please select all event locations that you are available to attend. Successful applicants will be invited to attend one of the events highlighted on the form. Please note: geographic proximity to the location of the event will be taken into consideration.
The Coding Challenge will take place at the JPMC’s offices of 1111 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH over the period of October 2 – 3, 2015; 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY over the period of October 16 – 17, 2015; 880 Powder Mill Road, Wilmington, DE over the period of October 30 – 31, 2015.
Travel expenses will be covered by JPMorgan Chase, though conditions will apply. Coders will need to bring their own laptops to the event. Further details and instructions will be provided to successful applicants.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to let us know that you are applying to participate in the Code for Good challenge. If you are not already registered with us as a next generation student, please make sure to register by clicking here — and let us know if you apply to participate in the Code for Good challenge, so that we can notify the Launch Team member associated with it.
ABOUT CODE FOR GOOD
The two-day competitions run overnight, with students coding in teams and racing against the clock and each other to come up with creative technological solutions to real challenges faced by nonprofits. The students’ innovative ideas are developed into working prototypes with the support of JPMorgan Chase technologists who work directly with the students, serving as mentors and subject matter experts.
In past challenges held in Delaware, London, Mumbai, New York and Ohio, dozens of socially-focused organizations have benefitted from the students’ creativity and technical skills.
Many students agree that the Code for Good is “the best coding event I have attended” and that they love the “intense atmosphere of rapid development and the enthusiasm that radiated from everyone.”
The Code for Good challenge is one of JPMorgan Chase’s Technology for Social Good initiatives that support local nonprofits and socially responsible businesses by connecting the needs of the social sector to our staff of skilled technology volunteers. Since 2010, JPMorgan Chase employees have volunteered over 100,000 staff hours — and collaborated with over 1,500 organizations.
“In a world where technology and social good drive our industries… having bright, talented, creative minds developing innovative technology solutions for our businesses and communities just makes sense. Programs like Technology for Social Good are good for them, and good for business.” — Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase.
Code for Good is open to students who are enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university located in the United States, who are under graduates or postgraduates, and 18 years of age or older. Teams of four to six (4-6) students will compete against each other on behalf of a charity assigned to them in order to provide a technological solution to a problem that the charity faces. The team or teams which, in the opinion of JPMorgan Chase, make the best attempt at developing such a solution will receive a prize for themselves and their assigned charity.
More details about the rules and requirements can be found at Code for Good application page.
Put your coding skills to good use! In this program, you’ll collaborate with other coders to develop innovative technology solutions for non-profit organizations. You’ll also learn about starting a technology career with us while being guided by the sharpest minds in our industry. Read more at: jpmorgan.com