See the headline below, and the extra details in the attached document.
‘We exist to create the future for our clients.’ On Monday, 20^th
October, Andy Hood, Head of Emerging Technologies at AKQA, will talk
about the new world of emerging technologies – from virtual reality to
motion-detecting LED basketball courts.
Location: Harold Wilson Room, Jesus College
Here is our most recent selection of opportunities, for your perusal.
*WildFoundry IoT example projects in Python, needs your (paid) help*
WildFoundry, the company behind the dataplicity IoT platform, is seeking a current university student on a rolling contract (minimum six months) to help us build worked examples of dataplicity-enabled gadgets for marketing purposes.
This is work which is ideally suited to a current Engineering or Computer Science student and offers extremely flexible hours, the ability to work from home, an opportunity to work with Raspberry Pi and other embedded systems, play with Lego and other electronic toys. Some examples of existing projects are here https://github.com/barfle/scalextric and here https://github.com/barfle/signboard.
The task for the successful applicant will be to imagine an interesting project involving dataplicity which meets our aims, build it, post the source code, photos and a write up on our github. You will also be instrumental in providing user feedback to our developers who will integrate your suggestions into further work.
We are looking for someone who has a basic grounding in Python programming, electronics (simple electric circuits) and Linux. As public documentation is required, a good level of English is mandatory. Commitment is likely to be the equivalent of 2-3 days per week, structured however you see fit, the pay will be much better than working in a bar, and when you get to exams you can shuffle or park your commitments with us until you are clear of them.
Ideally you'd be registered as self-employed, but employment on contract is also possible.
If you are interested, please reply with CV to python-dev(a)dataplicity.com or just reply to me <emackenzie(a)dataplicity.com> directly.
*Web Design Opportunity*
I'm writing on behalf of the organising committee of YRM2015 (Young Researchers in Mathematics) a high-profile student-run maths conference organised between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford.
We are currently recruiting a web-designer to code and participate in the design process of a website for next year's conference.
This would be a great opportunity for a compsoc member looking to develop a portfolio of work online or to expand their CV (you will be properly credited on the website!).
In addition, we will be able to offer a small financial reward.
If this opportunity is of interest, then please contact me (Mark Gilbert) by email - gilbert(a)maths.ox.ac.uk
Looking forward to hearing from you,
*Museum of Soho Website
The current website: http://www.mosoho.org.uk/#1
As you can see, the current website has to be redefined and overhauled.
The interface is outdated and confusing; overloaded with too much
information lacking organisation from a grid system and has multiple
typefaces and logos ie. 3 logos for the museum on homepage. The website
is the virtual component of the museum and will often be the first and
only point of contact between the museum and the public. It is essential
for the website to serve and enhance the objectives of the museum as an
‘innovative museum that celebrates and invests in Soho’ presenting
Mosoho as the Museum of Soho today and of the future. The website should
be treated as a front door/shopfront of the museum, it needs to be
up-to-date and projecting into the future to ensure visitors aren’t lost
at the first click.
Ally and i are revamping the museum for the directors and the website is
the first place to start. As we are a charity, we've got a limited
budget for the website so we rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors
and donations. We've got a graphic designer onboard who will happily
help us out for free because he's trying to build his portfolio but he
requires a coder. Obviously i understand that it's hard to get a coder
without a fee so we don't mind paying. The coder will be credited on the
website and therefore will receive a huge amount of exposure. So I'm
just emailing to see if you know anyone who’d be interested in taking up
An opportunity to develop an Android app with Intel
Intel have produced a beta stage Andoid app that's all about being a
developer. You start off as a bedroom developer before moving on to
dominate the dev world. Developers like the Oxford University Comp Soc
are invited to download the code from Github, hack it and improve it.
You can do whatever you want: make it run smoother or create a new level
- the choice is yours. The submitted hacks will be assessed by an Intel
judging panel and the best ones will be incorporated into the app's
second version. You will of course get full credit for any hacks that
you have contributed.
It's been designed to be tongue in cheek so that developers can relate
to it and find it funny. So as well as the opportunity to be recognised
by Intel in an official Intel app, you should have fun while you do it.
Everything you need to get started is here on the Intel Developer Zone
where you'll also find plenty of free to use resources to get the ball
Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting,
technology and outsourcing services, functioning in over 40 countries
worldwide. My name is Harriet Baverstock and I am part of the team
launching the Super Techies Competition this year – and I am extremely
keen to get students from Oxford involved.
The competition is for teams of two, and is based on a technology
related business case study. Students work to provide a business
solution which they then present to a panel of Capgemini experts. A
series of initial heats will be held across a range of Universities
leading to a UK final held in 2015; the winning team will receive a cash
prize fund of £2,500.
I’m really excited about the competition. It’s such a unique opportunity
for students to not only enhance their CV, but to showcase their talent
competing with students from all over the country, network and represent
their University. Not to mention the opportunity it gives students to
gain exposure to such a reputable company and gain experience putting
together a real life business solution using their technological
knowledge and imagination.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/368119380022670/
*Morgan Stanley Technology
Invitation to an event we are hosting here at Canary Wharf in London. It is not a recruitment event, more a showcase of some of the technology that's happening within Morgan Stanley. Invite attached.
*Hedge fund software development opportunities with Durlston Partners*
Dear Oxford University Computing Society,
Durlston Partners is a leading Technology Search firm based in the heart
of Mayfair, London. We discretely connect highly talented individuals
with innovative hedge funds, alternative asset managers, and start-up
software companies. Through our extensive networks and long-term
partnerships we are able to offer unrivalled opportunities to computer
science graduates in London, the UK and Switzerland / the US / Hong Kong.
We are currently looking to expand our graduate placement division. We
are looking for any talented computer scientists with a genuine passion
for technology to get in contact with us and explore the opportunities
we have available. No matter what year you are in, or at what stage you
are with your job searching, we want to hear from you; whether you need
to find a placement right now (as a 2014 alumni) or have only just begun
your studies at Oxford.
The technical standard required for any role within a hedge fund is
particularly high in comparison to the rest of the financial sector –
and this is reflected in the excellent financial rewards, generous bonus
culture, and the highly supported and dynamic environment you would work
in. More tech-driven than the big IBs (e.g. Goldman Sachs or JPMorgan)
and with a faster pace of learning, software development roles in hedge
funds can be exceptionally rewarding. For more information about this
sector, or to arrange a conversation by phone or in person, please
contact bv@durlstonpartners. If you can provide your CV and a brief
covering letter (3-5 lines), it would be much appreciated.
*Bertie Vidgen *| Consultant***
*m: 07791 849 900*
e: _bv(a)durlstonpartners.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>_
w: www.durlstonpartners.com <http://www.durlstonpartners.com/>
*Durlston Partners *|***52 Berkeley Square *|*Mayfair *|*London
**Internship opportunity with a venture capital firm*
Piton capital is a small Venture Capital fund in London
(www.pitoncap.com <http://www.pitoncap.com>). Our investment focuses on
tech start-ups which benefit from network effects – that is business
that get better as they have more users, and can become a market leader.
We are stage and style-agnostic and will invest from seed to late stage
(€200k to €15m). Our main geographic focus is Europe but we will invest
farther afield with strong local partners, and in emerging markets in
businesses we know well. Our portfolio includes investments ranging from
a restaurant booking platform (Quandoo) to a high-value watch reseller
*What’s the job?
*The internship provides an opportunity to learn more about the Venture
Capital sector, and what makes a great start-up investment.
During the internship, you will have the opportunity to help us shape a
tech system which will allow us to track and assess the performance of
online companies, e.g. by integrating different data sources such as
Alexa and Angel List. In addition, you will support the team on market
research & financial analysis, following a start-up through from the
first time we meet them, until when we make a decision. You will also
get a chance to join us for demo days which is a great way to get to
know about new concepts.
You will be supported by 2 experienced associates (ex-Goldman Sachs &
McKinsey), with time for on-the-job training, and regular exposure to
the founders of the fund, e.g. by sitting in on weekly meeting.
The duration of internship can be any time between 4-12 weeks, all year
round. We work 9am-6pm most of the days, at our offices in central
London. Compensation for the internship is set at £20k p.a., which
should be enough to cover living costs in London (~£1.667 p.m.).
*What we are looking for*
We are looking for talented undergraduate/masters students with an
interest in entrepreneurship & tech, and an analytical mind. Experience
with technology & computer science, as well as with start-ups or
investment is a definite plus. Most importantly we like to find someone
who fits in with our informal, curious & down-to-earth team culture!
*/Interested? Please send your CV & a quick note about why you’d like to
join our team to Marja.verbon(a)pitoncap.com/*