J.P. Morgan Launches Code for Good Challenge in the UK
University students to use technology skills to help charities
LONDON -- October 15, 2013
J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) today announced its Call for Entries to the firm’s
second annual Code for Good Challenge in the UK. Hosted at the firm’s London
headquarters on November 16-17, the Code for Good Challenge brings together
talented university students studying technology to develop solutions to
challenges faced by nonprofits. The event is also held throughout the United
States in New York, Ohio and Delaware, as well as Mumbai.
“We are excited to host the Code for Good Challenge in London for a second
year, building on last year’s successful event” said Mark Kimber, EMEA CIO and
CIB iCTO for J.P. Morgan. “The event is designed to not only aid local
nonprofit organizations, but it also gives incoming talent the opportunity to
see what it’s like to work in technology at a major investment bank.”
Participants at the event will be placed into teams and tasked with working
together to creatively solve a challenge faced by a local nonprofit
organization. J.P. Morgan technologists will also be involved, advising
participants throughout the course of the event. A panel of judges will
determine the winning team, which will be announced at the culmination of the
exciting two-day event.
Students studying in a technology-related field at universities who would like
the opportunity to put their coding skills to use for a good cause should
apply by visiting:
The deadline to apply for the event in London is October 27.
Last year’s event in London hosted students from 15 universities who joined
with three nonprofit organizations to create innovative technology solutions
for the social sector, coding over a two-day period. Winners in London
included students from University College London who developed an interactive
and educational application for the Nature Conservancy, an organization aiming
to raise awareness of nature among young people. Their application highlighted
notable aspects of the nature and environmentally friendly initiatives within
any specific geographic location, while educating youths with pieces of trivia
about urban spaces, and instilling a sense of ownership of the environment by
allowing them to donate through an interactive interface.
While only one winner is chosen, JPMorgan Chase’s Technology for Social Good
team continues to implement various components of solutions developed during
the Challenge as part of their Force for Good program by leveraging its
technology analyst and intern program participants.
About J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking,
markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations,
governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100
countries. With $19.7 trillion of assets under custody and $386 billion in
deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises
capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.
Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.
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