PayPal Hosts Kids in Tech Coding Camp

SOURCE: PayPal

DESCRIPTION:Every year, PayPal hosts a four-week long coding camp across five campuses in the U.S. that is open to kids of PayPal employees, introducing them to coding in fun and creative ways. This year, with nearly 90 employee volunteers and 190 kid participants across San Jose, Omaha, Scottsdale, Austin and Timonium, it resulted in our most successful program yet. With this being the fourth year of the program, the organizers noticed a big jump in the number of kids that were interested. Aneet Narang, Head of Americas Pricing, and Anita Rao, Director, Enterprise Data Services, led the initiative this year to expand their reach. In addition, leaders across the organizations like Sri Shivananda, CTO, and Jeff Harrell, Head of Online Payments, volunteered their time by giving lectures and interacting with the students.  At PayPal, we encourage innovation at a young age to spread interest in technology among the community. While kids visit their parents at work, they can utilize their time learning at one of the top tech companies in the Silicon Valley. 

PayPal Stories Staff 

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KEYWORDS: Education, Improving Education Quality, PayPal, coding, computer science, Scratch, game development, robotics, Corporate Social Responsibility, summer camp

     

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