Shopee Continues to Nurture Tech Talent, Prepare Workforces for the Future with the Return of Shopee Code League
The largest online code league in the region aims to meet the accelerating demand for tech talents across Southeast Asia and Taiwan
MANILA, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces the return of Shopee Code League, the largest online code league in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Launched in 2020, Shopee Code League is part of Shopee’s ongoing efforts to nurture tech talents, empower communities, and upskill workforces for the future economy.
As businesses shift online, the global economy will require 149 million new tech roles by 2025. With the Shopee Code League, Shopee works closely with trusted partners in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, to ensure that more people can contribute to and succeed in the economy of tomorrow. This year, Shopee Code League sees the return of the Analytics Association of the Philippines, Philippine Information Technology Organization, and WiTech; while four new partners, namely the Philippine .NET Users Group, Girls Will Code, Progressive Web Application Pilipinas, and the United Pangasinan ICT Council, also offer their support.
Shopee Code League features three virtual competitions: data science, data analytics, and programming. The competition is open to both students and professionals. For the first time, it will also be open to participants from China as Shopee deepens cross-cultural collaboration and exchange with one of the world’s largest and most vibrant tech communities.
Registrations for Shopee Code League 2021 are ongoing till March 5. The competitions will kick off on March 6. Leading up to the competitions, participants can also join a series of free training workshops starting February 19.
Shopee Code League is split into Open and Student categories. In each category, the top 15 teams, ranked by the number of points accumulated across all competitions, can win up to SGD 3000 (approximately ₱100,000**) and a chance for full-time positions or internships at Shopee.*
To encourage diversity and equal opportunity in tech, Shopee will also award a special prize of SGD 500 (approximately ₱18,000**) to the top women’s team in each category. This reflects Shopee’s commitment to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to access and succeed in the digital economy.
Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is excited to launch this year’s Shopee Code League. There’s a great demand for tech talents in Southeast Asia, and we see the same increasing passion for tech in the Philippines. With this, Shopee is committed to ensuring that everyone can contribute to and succeed in the economy. Through the Shopee Code League, we want to bring tech communities and enthusiasts together to learn new skills, solve problems, and share their knowledge with one another. We believe this will help the local workforce anticipate and seize opportunities in the digital economy.”
For more information on what Shopee Code League can offer and how to sign up, check out https://careers.shopee.ph/codeleague/.