Mobile payments company Square is hoping to inspire and find talented women engineers with its first annual Code Camp Contest. The company is hosting a three-day, expense-paid immersion program at Square’s San Francisco headquarters called Code Camp. Engineering students can submit a resume and essays about why they would like to be a part of the program online and 15 female winners will be selected to participate.
Square says the three-day program will include conversations and mentorship sessions with Square leaders, hands-on workshops with teams from across the company, Q&A sessions, as well as tours around the beautiful and historic Bay Area. Contest winners will be flown to San Francisco and provided accommodations during their stay.
Students have to be enrolled as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada and must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical major.
Square joins a number of other companies in launching initiatives to help support female engineers. Twitter has been actively supporting Girls Who Code, a new, New York-based initiative designed to help teach girls how to code so that they can pursue careers in technology and engineering.