PayPal launches third edition of 'girls in tech'

PayPal will be teaching coding to girls between the ages of 8 and 14 years at centers in Chennai and Bengaluru.

PayPal, global leader in online payments, has launched the third edition of Girls in Tech, aimed at providing the basics of programming. Girls between 8 and 14 years old would learn coding from industry experts and senior leaders from the company between May 15 and May 31, PayPal said in a statement.

The girls would learn the basic of programming at the PayPal centres in Chennai and Bengaluru. "We introduce the participants to coding in fun, artistic ways to help them understand that technology is full of suprises.", PayPal, GM Technology and Head of Engineering, Guru Bhat said.

"After all, it is not mere coding or engineering that we need in the industry at the moment - we need technology craftsmen with passion to strengthen the technology community in India", he said. The Girls in Tech will be held at PayPal campus in Chennai between May 15 and 31, 2017 and on May 22 and May 26 in Bengaluru, the statement added.

PayPal is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

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