Jul 14, 2017
Hyderabad – Leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan will host its inaugural Hyderabad Code for Good challenge tomorrow (July 15, 2017). Hyderabad is the third Indian city to now host the challenge alongside Mumbai and Bengaluru. The coding challenge brings together technology students from the city’s leading colleges, non-profit organizations, J.P. Morgan technologists and technology enthusiasts and provides them with the opportunity to innovate and make a positive impact in their local communities.
Around 120 students from six leading engineering colleges in Hyderabad will participate in the challenge, which takes place over 24 hours on July 15, 2017. The students will code in teams as they race against the clock to come up with creative technological solutions to real-world challenges faced by non-profit organizations. The winning ideas will be developed into working prototypes with the support of J.P. Morgan technologists, who will act as subject matter experts and mentors to the students.
Deepak Mangla, CEO and Global Head of Global Services Centers, J.P. Morgan, said: "Hyderabad is well-known for its technology talent. This program will give technology students in Hyderabad an opportunity to meet new people, work with great mentors, create new connections that will help launch their careers and, most importantly, use tech-skills to solve real-world problems faced by non-profit organizations."
The annual challenge was hosted in Bengaluru on July 8 and the Mumbai event will be held on July 29. A total of over 370 students will participate across the three Indian cities. Since 2013, eight Code for Good events have been hosted in India with 800 students generating innovative ideas for 21 non-profits organizations.
Praveen Kumar, Chief Technology Officer, J.P. Morgan, said: "The challenges we set for the students are a platform for creativity, vision and imagination. Their cutting-edge ideas can make a difference to the people who need it most."
J.P. Morgan started Code for Good events in 2012 in London and since then has held 34 challenges in 10 of its 14 global technology hubs situated around the world, including Bournemouth, Bengaluru, Brooklyn (New York), Columbus, Glasgow, Houston, London, Mumbai, Tampa, Wilmington (Delaware) and expanding to Chicago, Hyderabad and Singapore this year.