Shopee Code League Makes its Return to Nurture Tech Talent


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Shopee has announced the return of the Shopee Code League, the largest online code leagues in SEA and Taiwan. Launched in 2020, it’s 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 Shopee Code League, the brand works closely with trusted partners in SEA, 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 – Philippine .NET Users Group, Girls Will Code, Progressive Web Application Pilipinas, and the United Pangasinan ICT Council, will 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, and for the first time, 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 the Shopee Code League 2021 are ongoing till March 5. The competitions will kick off on March 6. Leading up to the competitions, pariticipants can also join a series of free training workshops starting February 19.

Shopee Code League is split into Open and Student categories. The top 15 teams in each category, ranked by the number of points accumulated across all competitions, can win up to SGD 3000 (approximately PhP100,000**) and a chance for full-time positions or internships at Shopee.

Shopee will also award a special prize of SGD 500 (Approximately PhP18,000**) top the top women’s team in each category. This reflects the brand’s commitment to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to access and succeed in the digital economy.

“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.”

– Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines

For more information on the Shopee Code League and on how to sign up, click here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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