Square Launches Code Camp for Women Contest

Square logoSquare logoLast week payment start-up Square launched a contest for its inaugural Code Camp. You’re probably thinking, ‘I’m in!’, but slow down fellas, because this contest is ladies only. The contest is fairly specific for women too, only open to full-time female students 18 or older who are pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related majors.

Square wants to be known for “encouraging, empowering and educating engineers” and a contest like this is on point for this initiative. The dongle that allows anyone to accept a payment using their iPhone, iPad or Android device was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco. The Code Camp will be held on-site from January 9-12, 2013.

The 15 women selected to attend Code Camp will be flown to San Francisco, all expenses paid, where they will participate in three days of coding workshops and mentoring sessions. They will also experience the start-up culture firsthand and get an exclusive look inside Square.

Entries will be judged on the skills of the applicant, their passion for engineering, and their future potential. If you think you have what it takes or know someone who does, apply directly at Square. The application requires a resume and three short essays so get started now.

The deadline to submit your registration is November 2 at 5 pm PST.