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*
Events 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 <https://www.facebook.com/events/437958950156440/>
*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
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
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 work(a)janestreet.com. 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.
<https://www.joinef.com/why-you-cant-build-a-company-with-one-brain/> or apply
for EF’s 2020 London cohort <https://join.ef.com/CompSoc>.
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:
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