Hi all,

I hope everyone’s looking forward to the Estimathon tomorrow (well, tonight) with bronze sponsor Jane Street! Please remember to sign up using the link below.

Last Saturday’s hackathon was great fun, well done to everyone who got involved. This weekend we’re going to relax a little with a movie night - can’t wait to see you there!

In other news, Gold sponsor TPP are recruiting for graduate software developers, Bronze sponsor Jane Street are accepting applications to their Spring Insight Programme and Bronze sponsor EF have some thoughts to share on why collaboration is key for entreupeneurship.

Finally, Oxford Hack 2019 are looking for volunteers to help on the day.

Have a great week!

- Kate and the rest of the committee


Jane Street Estimathon

19:30, Tuesday, Week 4, L2, Mathematical Institute

Please join Jane Street for an informative look into the world of trading and technology, and learn about our job opportunities! We will also play a mathematically driven game called Estimathon - attempt 13 Fermi problems in 30 minutes, in a mind-bending mix of maths and trivia.

As always, pizza will be available afterwards!

Please sign up here.

Movie Night

19:00, Saturday, Week 4, UGSA, Department of Computer Science

‘Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not at CompSoc anymore.’ ‘Well, mama always said CompSoc is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’

This time, I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse: popcorn, drinks and a movie. They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our pizza! But one does not go to Movie night without choosing the best movie. Mirror Mirror on the wall, what’s the best movie of them all?

Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a movie night.

Building For Scale: How and Why Stripe Built Sorbet, a Type Checker for Ruby

19:00, Wednesday, Week 5, LTA, Department of Computer Science

Stripe builds the economic infrastructure for the Internet. Each year we handle billions of dollars on behalf of Internet businesses — and most of the logic for handling that money is written in Ruby. Ruby’s dynamic types made for high initial developer velocity, but over time as the codebase grew that same feature became a hindrance. With millions of lines of code already written and hundreds of engineers writing more each day, Stripe decided to create a fast, gradual typechecker for Ruby, called Sorbet.

Come hear about the process of developing Sorbet, some of the problems it seeks to solve, and some perspective on types and programming language design from an industry perspective.

As always, the event is open to all and you’ll have a chance to network over pizza after the talk!

Sponsor Notices

Graduate positions at TPP

TPP is currently looking for bright graduates to join our Software Developer team. No experience is required, and many of our successful applicants have never programmed before. If you think logically and enjoy problem solving, then you have the potential to become a great developer.

We are a UK based IT company, dedicated to delivering world class healthcare software through our innovative products. We’re looking for the brightest minds from the UK’s top universities who have a passion for problem solving. No experience is required and we accept applicants from all disciplines.

Our technology helps improve people’s lives across the world, whether it is scheduling immunisations for millions of children, allowing doctors to manage complex care for elderly patients, helping governments with the prevention of outbreaks, or developing new machine learning algorithms for the early diagnosis of disease.

If you are interested in applying and want to find out what it’s like to work at TPP, please visit our website here: https://tpp-careers.com

Jane Street Spring Insight Programme

Spring Insight Programme (SPiN) is a new three-day programme hosted by Jane Street. Participants will learn about the real world ways we use math, computer science and probability concepts in the work we do. We’ll also provide an in-depth look at the different roles that exist within our firm. Participants will hear from and interact with full timers to learn how they transitioned from studying STEM subjects at university to a career at Jane Street. In addition, there will be a few social events which will provide another great opportunity to speak with Jane Street employees and the other students attending the event.

Selected students will arrive in London the evening of Tuesday 14th April and will depart the evening of Friday 17th April. Jane Street will provide all travel to and from London, accommodation at a hotel near the office, and of course, plenty of food and drinks throughout the event.

Apply now at: https://www.janestreet.com/apply-spin?utm_campaign=spin-2020

Sign-ups will close on Sunday 5th January at 11:59pm. Selected applicants will be notified after the 6th January regarding your status.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to email . We look forward to meeting you!

Why You Can’t Build a Company with One Brain

The lone inventor narrative - it’s a common misconception about the origin of groundbreaking ideas. Entrepreneur First have a hypothesis on how you can maximise your individual creativity for company creation.

Read more or apply for EF’s 2020 London cohort.

Other Notices

Oxford Hack 2019 looking for volunteers

Oxford Hack 2019 are looking for volunteers to help run the event. Perks include food and a free t-shirt! They’ll be running a short training session before the event, and you’ll only be expected to do a couple of shifts. If you’re interested, apply at https://forms.gle/4Lq2D6EzdKi6pAjy7.

Idea Exploration: What is your market?

17:30, Wednesday, Week 4

So you have an idea. What’s next?! This first session, delivered by Entrepreneur First, is the first of this 10 part series which will help you to assess whether there is a market for your idea and offer you frameworks and tools to help you to evaluate what the market is, realise the size of it and where to start with addressing it.

Sign up now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-exploration-what-is-your-market-tickets-75998915803

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