Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers

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.