Monday, 17 July 2017

ArchHacks 2017 - Washington University's Student Hackathon

ArchHacks 2017 is Washington University in St. Louis' hackathon, taking place October 27-29th on WashU's campus. We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS and innovative thinking. 

We would love to have a strong student presence from Waterloo again! We are planning on sending 4 buses, to the 4 schools with the most number of applications. We also have a referral raffle and competition. If you refer someone or are referred by someone to apply, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo! Additionally, the student with the most referrals will win a special prize for them and their team at ArchHacks! Apply now here!

The hyperlink is http://archhacks.io 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Building a Technology-powered Trading Startup

“Building a Technology-powered Trading Startup”
5-6pm: Presented by Radix

Discussion and Q&A with Radix co-founder, Michael Rauchman -- previously lead architect and CTO of GETCO, one of the first titans in electronic trading (later acquired by KCG)

Also, hear from one of our new hires, Pratheek Nagaraj -- MIT CS & Math '16, previously interned at Facebook and Snapchat

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THURSDAY, JULY 20 | 5PM
THE FISHBOWL (DC 1301)

DINNER PROVIDED by BAO SANDWICH BAR

To help us order enough, PLEASE RSVP at https://goo.gl/36gTpR  

ALL CONCENTRATIONS & CLASS YEARS WELCOME
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Learn about....

- tech skills required to be successful in trading
- why Michael chose to lead his own startup instead of joining an established trading firm
- how we built a trading firm with collaborative environment
- how tech within trading firms compares to Silicon Valley giants
- new hire projects from Pratheek

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about RADIX 
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Radix is a research-driven, proprietary trading startup in Chicago led by Michael Rauchman and Ben Blander.

> Michael Rauchman- formerly GETCO's CTO and lead architect, head of Americas equities, and global head of ForEx. As a hands-on leader Michael was instrumental in the development of many trading strategies as well as the underlying architecture and code.

> Ben Blander - former head of Citadel’s high frequency group and a key contributor in growing their P&L from $75 million in 2005 to $1.15 billion in 2008 (Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39099331)  Previously Ben earned a PhD in Math from the University of Chicago.

We’re building a new type of trading firm dedicated to research through open, collaborative innovation. 

We're looking to add new graduates as Software Engineers: Your goal is to enhance alpha generation and improve the research infrastructure through technology innovation. You’ll also be expected to have a strong interest in understanding and contributing to our trading strategies.

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WHY TRADING? 
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If you want to work on cutting-edge technology to solve really tough problems, while getting near-immediate feedback on your best ideas, the trading industry is hard to beat. Every day we’re competing with some of the smartest, most driven people in the world trying to take your money -- and if you don’t stay at the very top of your game in research, technology, and economics, they will.

And while the highly-publicized wave of high-frequency or “flash” trading based on sheer speed of execution might have reached its limit, we see continued opportunities with our strategy of using statistical research to outsmart the competition. 

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QUESTIONS? Contact us at collegerecruiting@radix-trading.com
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Radix on campus July 5 and 6

Radix is a research-driven trading startup (~35 people) led by Michael Rauchman (former CTO and lead architect of GETCO), and Ben Blander (UChicago math PhD and former head of Citadel's high-frequency group). 

Over the past two seasons, we've added 12 graduating students from Princeton, Harvard, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, and UChicago, and we’re excited to expand our efforts to Waterloo!

Having a technologist as an equal partner in the firm gives us an appreciation and understanding of how much impact technologists can have to the bottom line, so we're excited to throw a ton of responsibility at new grads, provide complete access to our entire stack, mentorship from industry leading technologists, and top tier compensation. 

We’re visiting campus next week (Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6) to meet students interested in full-time opportunities in 2018 and beyond (even if you're already committed to fall and winter internships).

Below is when we’re available to meet, followed by more info about Radix. If you’d like to join for coffee or a meal, contact Quentin with some times you’re available.

620.778.2866

Weds (7/5)
2-7p: coffee (half hour slots)
7:30p: dinner (limited capacity)

Thurs (7/6)
9-11:30a: coffee (half hour slots)
12:30p: lunch (limited capacity)
2-7p: coffee (half hour slots)
7:30p: dinner (limited capacity)

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about RADIX TRADING
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Radix Trading is a research-driven, proprietary trading startup (~35 people) in Chicago led by Michael Rauchman and Ben Blander.

> Michael Rauchman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rauchman-39a04834) - formerly GETCO's CTO and lead architect, head of Americas equities, and global head of ForEx. As a hands-on leader Michael was instrumental in the development of many trading strategies as well as the underlying architecture and code.

> Ben Blander - former head of Citadel’s high frequency group and a key contributor in growing their P&L from $75 million in 2005 to $1.15 billion in 2008 (Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39099331)  Previously Ben earned a PhD in Math from the University of Chicago.

We’re building a new type of trading firm dedicated to research through open, collaborative innovation. 

We're looking to add new graduates as Software Engineers: Your goal is to enhance alpha generation and improve the research infrastructure through technology innovation. You’ll also be expected to have a strong interest in understanding and contributing to our trading strategies.

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WHY TRADING? 
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If you want to work on cutting-edge technology to solve really tough problems, while getting near-immediate feedback on your best ideas, the trading industry is hard to beat. Every day we’re competing with some of the smartest, most driven people in the world trying to take your money -- and if you don’t stay at the very top of your game in research, technology, and economics, they will.

And while the highly-publicized wave of high-frequency or “flash” trading based on sheer speed of execution might have reached its limit, we see continued opportunities with our strategy of using statistical research to outsmart the competition. 

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Monday, 26 June 2017

OpenText Future Forward Conference - July 13 2017

OpenText is inviting Waterloo students (as well as staff and faculty) to a really great (really free) event this summer called Future Forward.  If you’re able to, you should take advantage.

The event, which is akin to TedX, is designed to help post secondary students explore a career path in Enterprise Software.  Talks are followed up with access to the Expo Hall floor, a fantastic networking opportunity including booths, pods, and demos.  They have several U of W speakers including President Hamdullahpur and Larry Smith.  Future Forward is part of OpenText’s annual user conference.  This year, it’s occurring at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, July 13 (10am-5:30pm).  There’s even free travel from Waterloo (and back)!  Not to mention:
       FIVE Paid Internship Opportunities
       FREE Alienware Machine Drawing
       FREE Food/Refreshments Served
       FREE Professional Profile Photo

See the agenda below, and join us for this unique opportunity!

10:30am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Introduction | Adam Howatson, OpenText
A brief introduction outlining OpenText, as well as the purpose of Future Forward.

10:50am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC 
Welcome To Your Future | President Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo
The role of entrepreneurship, co op programs and transformational research in preparing the next generation of technology & business leaders.

11:25am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Quantum is Coming | Martin Laforest, The Institute of Quantum Computing
Martin explores what Quantum Computing means to information technologies, and what that will mean to the world.  It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” It’s not just a shift in technology, it’s a shift in thinking…

12:00-1:15pm, location TBD
LUNCH

1:15pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Shopify Goes BIG | Mark Bergen, Shopify Plus
Mark tells the story of how Shopify grew from an entrepreneur helping small companies, to a big company helping both small companies, and with Shopify Plus, big companies. Large merchants, as they start to build infrastructure, often lose the ability to be flexible and remain entrepreneurial. Shopify Plus explores the opportunity for large companies to act big, but remain fast and nimble.

1:50pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Innovation Activation | Craig Haney, Communitech
Craig explores “entrepreneurship” vs “intrepreneurship.”  How are they similar?  How are they different?  What are the strategies large organizations use to decide which to use, and when?  Drawing on his experience as Director of Corporate Innovation at Communitech, Craig answers these questions and describes what it takes to help big companies launch products like small companies.

2:25pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
The Artificially Intelligent Enterprise | Stephen Piron, Deep Learni.ng
Stephen Piron will share how his Toronto-based startup DeepLearni.ng helped one of the world’s largest banks successfully incorporate deep learning into its complex organizational network. From GPUs to customized machine learning training, Mr. Piron will uncover the toolkit making deep learning transformations possible for the world’s largest organizations.  

3:00pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Why Big Problems Are The Only Problems Worth Solving, And Why You Will Fail To Solve Them | Larry Smith, University of Waterloo
Larry is a Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo, and an effective speaker and storyteller.  He has mentored many of his students on start-up business management and career development. He is author of the book No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need To Do To Have A Great Career.  In this talk, he outlines what it takes to understand and solve big problems, and challenges the audience’s thinking on what it will take to have a great career solving them.

4:00pm, Exop Hall, MTCC
Pods, Demos, and Networking

Future Forward attendees will rub shoulders with Enterprise World attendees (customers, partners, staff) while they check out booths, pods and demo presentations.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Geek Week in Ottawa - October 19 to 27, 2017

The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre and Public Safety Canada (CCIRC) and Public Safety Canada would like to extend an invitation to current students or recent graduates of Computer Engineering, Computer sciences, Information Technology and /or any related program to participate in our annual event, GeekWeek (https://g33kw33k.ca). The event is held from October 19 to 27 2017 in Ottawa at the Library and Archives building. This is not an internship offer as participation is not remunerated. However, it is an opportunity for students to work with cyber security experts and build their network in the field, as well as displaying their skills and potential to many employers on the lookout for new talent. The previous edition of GeekWeek welcomed more than 100 participants from Canada and six other countries representing no fewer than 60 companies in varying sectors.

The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Center, wishes to contribute to the training of the next generation of cyber security experts by enabling students and former students to put into practice learning acquired through their education. By participating in GeekWeek IV, students and former students will have the opportunity to learn from cyber security professionals and assist them with their projects.

For all students or former students who wish to participate, we ask that candidates be present at least four (4) days throughout the event, which includes the weekend of October 21-22. GeekWeek takes place during the fall break of several Quebec and Ontario Universities, and as such allows students to attend the event without hampering their academic career. We are committed to working with universities to offer flexibility to students who wish to participate. However, even before the selection process has begun, there are certain prerequisites for participation in the event:
•             The student must bring his or her personal laptop
•             The student must have his or her own working tools.
•             Students must be able to travel to Ottawa on their own and at their own expense.

We ask students and former student to send us their resume and a letter explaining their motivation and interest to participate in the event to geek.talent@ccirc-ccric.ca. If the student is selected for an interview, a transcript may be requested. Interviews will be done through Skype. Following the interview, the selected candidates will receive an official invitation as well as all the necessary documents and information to attend the event. For more event details, please visit our website at https://g33kw33k.ca.

Monday, 12 June 2017

OpenText Future Forward Conference

SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS

OpenText Future Forward Conference
July 13, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

FREE with Student ID

Hear from and connect with enterprise software though leaders, subject matter experts, partners, startups, and professionals solving big problems for big companies.

Free PAID Internship Opportunities
Free Alienware Hardware Drawing
Free Professional Profile Photo
Free Food/Refreshments
Free Transportation from Waterloo.

For more information, go to opentext.com/futureforward

Registration for the Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference is now open!

CUCSC is an academic conference bringing students from across Canada together to engage with the latest in undergraduate computer science research. The three-day event invites discussion and collaboration between Canada’s brightest computer science undergraduates and experts from academia and industry. 

For more details, visit cucsc.ca/en/about and fb.com/cucscccei.