Codeathon ASEAN

On March 18th and 19th, university-aged students took part in a program called Codeathon ASEAN- an intensive weekend-long workshop that equipped participants with coding skills. These skills enabled them to develop app prototypes that encourage gender equality. Participants are now in the process of developing their ideas in consultation with mentors, and will submit their app prototypes online for judging on April 30th. Winning teams will receive cash prizes based on five criteria- innovation, entrepreneurship, storytelling, leadership, and empathy. Codeathon ASEAN is supported by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, and a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future grant. The program will take place in other Asian cities in the coming months, including Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Denpasar, Jakarta, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Suzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong.