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Shopee launches virtual coding competition

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Jakarta  /  Thu, June 18, 2020  /  12:36 pm
Shopee launches virtual coding competition

The competition runs until Aug. 1 with prizes that include cash money and offers to work at Shopee. (Shutterstock/File)

E-commerce platform Shopee has launched Shopee Code League 2020, a regional virtual coding competition in seven countries where Shopee operates.

According to a statement, the competition will take place until Aug. 1.

Coders of all ages and genders are encouraged to join, including professional coding engineers and students. Participants can join a series of competition and online training.

Registration is still open and as of the time of writing there are more than 19,000 coders registered in the Shopee Code League.  

Read also: Shopee to export Indonesian small businesses’ products to the Philippines

Prizes for the best coders include cash, an internship or full-time job at Shopee.

“This competition is the manifestation of our commitment to keep supporting the creativity and skills development of this digital generation, so that they are ready to face the new digital economy era,” said Handhika Jahja, director of Shopee Indonesia.

Shopee was founded in Singapore in 2015 and expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brazil. As of 2019, Shopee recorded 200 million downloads and saw 246.3 million gross orders, making it one of the most successful online shopping platforms in the region. (gis/wng)

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