J.P. Morgan announced on Tuesday the opening of its entry period for its second annual Code for Good Challenge in the U.K. on Nov. 16 and 17.
The challenge, which brings together university students studying technology to develop solutions to address challenges faced by non-profit organizations, is also held throughout the U.S. and in India.
“We are excited to host the Code for Good Challenge in London for a second year, building on last year’s successful event” EMEA CIO and J.P. Morgan CTO Mark Kimber said. “The event is designed to not only aid local nonprofit organizations, but it also gives incoming talent the opportunity to see what it’s like to work in technology at a major investment bank.”
Participants in the challenge will be teamed up and tasked with working to develop a creative solution to a problem faced by a local nonprofit organization. J.P. Morgan IT staff will also be available to advise participants throughout the event. A panel of judges will pick the winning team.
Students interested in entering the challenge are encouraged to apply before the deadline on Oct. 27.
Last year’s event drew students from 15 universities, including winners from University College London who developed an interactive, educational app for the Nature Conservancy.