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Shopee launches SEA-wide coding league to improve programming skills

Manila, Philippines – Regional e-commerce platform Shopee has announced the launch of Shopee Code League, a league which is aimed to help upskill coders through workshops and challenges designed to enhance programming abilities. This initiative is available to tech coders of all levels from across the region.

The Shopee Code League will last for two weeks, and will feature a series of exclusive online training sessions organised by Shopee and two rounds of coding competitions that let participants solve algorithmic puzzles designed by the Shopee Engineering team.

Initially, the league had three different tracks, namely data science, data analytics, and programming. This year, to cater to the need of more coders keen on learning about algorithms, the league will focus on offering the following topics: Python programming, C++, Go, data structures and algorithms, and dynamic programming.

The Shopee Code League 2022 is open to all interested individuals and top performers can win cash prizes amounting to S$25k (more than ₱950k). Participants also stand a chance to join Shopee to grow their careers in the tech landscape.

Martin Yu, director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are excited to support a new generation of tech leaders and enthusiasts who want to learn and improve their skills through Shopee Code League. The initiative proved to be successful each year and we will continue to enhance our programs so that our participants can take full advantage of the opportunities Shopee is offering. We are inviting all tech talents to join and learn how to maximise their potential.”

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Shopee PH shapes Filipinos’ e-commerce cognizance with three training programs

Manila, Philippines – E-commerce platform Shopee in the Philippines is offering in-depth training and apprentice programs to Filipino e-commerce leaders to help them mold their technology skills essential to the growth of their e-commerce business. 

With the e-commerce landscape expected to reach US$12B in value by 2025, businesses are constantly looking to hire and retain talents to ensure their product offerings and solutions can meet the needs of the consumers. 

Shopee is currently offering three initiatives namely Shopee Apprentice Program, Global Leaders Program, and the Shopee Code League.

The Global Leaders Program, launched in 2018, is a 2-year graduate program consisting of four 6-month local and overseas rotations. Participants will help drive Shopee’s campaigns and new initiatives by working with local and overseas teams. Throughout the program, they are to receive mentorship from Shopee leaders and a structured learning and development program. 

Meanwhile, the Shopee Apprentice Program is designed to mold high-performing e-commerce talents through high-impact projects, specialized learning & development training, and mentorships by Shopee leaders, to make them ready to make a difference in the e-commerce and tech industry. 

Lastly, the Shopee Code League is an online coding competition that offers training workshops to students and professionals across the region. Shopee’s tech teams specially designed the challenges, ranging from data analytics to data science, where participants are challenged to analyze data sets, draw insightful conclusions, and solve the problems in a specified amount of time. The competition is open to pre-tertiary, undergraduates, post-graduates, and professionals from all fields keen to show off their coding skills. 

“As an e-commerce industry leader, it is not just a responsibility, but a privilege to support the next generation of Filipino talents. Shopee believes in the potential of every Filipino aspiring to work in e-commerce, and we want to strengthen their skills to help drive economic growth,” said Martin Yu, director at Shopee Philippines. 

He added, “We don’t stop with these programs; the learning culture that each Shopee employee enjoys is a big part of how we mold our leaders. We are excited to have even more young talents benefit from these programs and initiatives.”

Interested trainees for the aforementioned programs can be accessed directly at Shopee’s dedicated career website, and its Shopee Careers pages on Facebook.