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.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Horizons One Fellowship

The Horizons One Fellowship
The Horizons One Fellowship supports 15 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. It also provides Fellows a full-year of industry experience as a software engineer at a high-growth company.

Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 2-year, 4-month and 3-month programs in cities across the U.S.

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You'll hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We've had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, x.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Google's #StudentServe and The Actions Challenge

  • #StudentServe: How we’re celebrating social impact and all the ways students                across the world are giving back in their local communities.
  • The Actions Challenge: Develop an app for the Google Assistant to win a trip                          to I/O 2018 and more than 20 other prizes.
Read on to learn more. Hope to see you at our upcoming YouTube Live event 
Save the Date: June 5) and on social media.

Happy summer,
Caitlin, on behalf of Google's University Programs Team

#StudentServe: How are you giving back this summer?

In June, Googlers will join together to give back in their local communities as part of 

our 10th annual “GoogleServe.” We know many of you will be doing service in your 
communities, too—and we’re excited to celebrate the impact you’re making. Share 
your stories of service in #StudentServe:

  1. Spend time volunteering and take photos (selfies? why not ;))
  2. Share them by tagging @googlestudents
    using #StudentServe
    (don’t forget to include your location and how you gave back)
  3. Join our YouTube Live event on Monday,
    June 5 @ 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT
    to learn more about giving at Google and tips for volunteer management and charitable giving from Diane Sollinger, Director of Google Engagement at Google.org
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Remember to join the YouTube Live event on June 5 @ 11:00  a.m. PT, follow 
the hashtag #StudentServe, and stay connected with @googlestudents across 
Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, G+ and our Blog. Learn more here.

The challenge is on…

Turn inspiration into action by building apps for the Google Assistant on Google 
Home, select Android devices, and the iPhone. Enter to win more than 20 prizes 
including a trip to Google I/O 2018. Your app must be approved by August 31 to be
 eligible, so start building! Entry info and contest guidelines are at g.co/actionschallenge.