Female Developer Innovation Tournament 2022 seeks to close gender gap in technology

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 18:34

Code Like A Girl Vietnam with the sponsor from Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam and GeoComply launched Female Developer Innovation Tournament 2022. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

Female Developer Innovation Tournament 2022, a tech competition hosted by Code Like A Girl Vietnam, and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam and GeoComply, has attracted 24 participating teams who are working to address the challenge “How Geolocation technology can mitigate fraud risks in banking and financial services?”

The annual tournament, which calls for women passionate about coding, regardless of age, gender, nationality and background, to sign up in teams of two to four members, creates a playground to encourage and honour the pursuit of technology majors for the future generation of women. It offers VND130 million in cash prizes for the top teams.

The champion receives a grand prize and a three-day trip to Singapore to join a Boot Camp with SC Ventures and GeoComply to present the final idea.

Happy Nguyen, CEO of Code Like A Girl Vietnam and General Director of GeoComply Vietnam, said: “While many STEM employers strive to improve gender equality in their fields, women are still challenged to get ahead. Progress on gender diversity in tech will not come without collaboration - this needs to be a coordinated, multi-stakeholder effort. It is Code Like A Girl Vietnam’s honour to partner with GeoComply and Standard Charted Bank to give a hand in connecting girls in tech and helping them gain more confidence to join the IT industry.”

SC Ventures is a business unit that provides a platform and catalyst for Standard Chartered to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models.

As a sponsor, Standard Chartered offers financial support for the tournament and the grand prize for the winning team. GeoComply provides assistance to the organisation of events, great financial support and mentorship for the contestants. GeoComply is the market leader in geolocation security, which provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help verify a user’s true digital identity.

Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Vietnam, said: “We are committed to lifting participation by helping women unleash their full potential so that they can play a more active role and make greater contributions to their families and the economy. It is a pleasure to partner with Code Like A Girl Vietnam in this amazing competition to empower women to pursue and achieve success with their passion in technology.” — VNS

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