Camp aims to introduce girls from year 5 to 8 to the world of technology and careers in STEM professions
London —March 8, 2019 - ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that it will run its second Coding for Girls Camp in the UK. The global software company has teamed up with West Herts College in Watford to run the free one-day event at the college campus on March 16.
The course is designed to introduce girls from year 5 to 8 to the world of technology and careers in high-tech professions. The interactive programme will offer a crash course in computer programming, including HTML, CSS and Java. It will take place in a fun environment with the aim to make new friends and build real-world skills.
“After last year’s successful launch, we are excited to bring another Coding for Girls Camp to the UK,” said Melissa McKendry, Vice President, ACI Worldwide. “This initiative is all about getting girls excited about technology and teaching them about the opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related professions. The payments and fintech industry in Europe is growing, and offers fantastic career opportunities for young men and women. In the years to come, the industry will need many more skilled software engineers, computer programmers and data scientists. I firmly believe that girls need an introduction to coding and other STEM areas at a young age, so that down the road they can enter professions in the tech field.”
Key details of the Watford Coding for Girls Camp:
- Where: West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EZ
- When: Saturday, March 16, 9am to 1pm
- What: Coding for Girls Camp Year 5 – 8, held by ACI Worldwide. Campers learn the basics of Block coding, CSS, HTML and Java in a hands-on and fun environment.
Girls who want to take part in the camp need to register here:
Camp supplies, including lunch, will be provided by ACI; with tools and equipment for the day provided by West Herts College.
ACI Worldwide has been running Coding for Girls Camps in the US and the UK since 2016. Through the camps, ACI aims to introduce girls to technology and coding as younger adults, empowering them to embrace STEM-related fields. To date, more than 240 students have participated in the program.
About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit [www.aciworldwide.com](file:///C:/Users/shaheenj/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/J5TE6FGC/www.aciworldwide.com). You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.
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