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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Events and Competitions

This page shows local events and competitions being hosted by our Supporters'. 


Facebook is running a UK & Ireland Virtual Hack

Date: 22nd August for students interested in Software, Front-End, Production and Network Engineering.
During this event you can work through a series of challenges and workshops, competing in teams of up to 5 people. They will supply the fun diversions, prizes, and some expert guidance in the form of our engineers.
This event is open to students studying in the UK and Ireland. *You MUST be an enrolled university student to attend this event*
If you are interested in attending, please apply with your CV by following this link:
Applications close on July 20th @ 10:00 GMT


Registration is now open for ULTRA 2020 
GSA’s flagship summer coding challenge

Register at GSA-ULTRA.COM

Spark University Blockchain hackathon 

In collaboration with the Cambridge Blockchain Society, we want to invite Computer Lab Students to take part in the Spark University Blockchain hackathon. 
It gives students and researchers 8 weeks to build a project or answer a technical challenge. Registration is open now! There is over £25k in cash prizes.
If you don’t have a team and want to be connected to teammates, we will help during the first workshop! Find out more here -

Women in Tech and Trading at Jane Street

Who: Women in their penultimate year of study in Autumn 2020
When: 21st - 23rd September 2020.  Deadline to apply: Friday, 7th August 2020 at 11.59pm BST
This year Jane Street will be holding their Women in Trading and Technology (WiTT) programme online. This three-day programme is designed for women in their penultimate year of university as of autumn 2020. Participants will have an exclusive opportunity to explore careers within our firm and attend one of two educational programmes: quantitative trading and software engineering.
The quantitative trading programme focuses on mathematical and financial topics—such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage. Participants will learn how we approach trading through classroom lectures, mentorship and activities.
The software engineering programme focuses on the fundamentals of building electronic trading systems, OCaml, and the library and tools we use in our everyday work at Jane Street. Participants will receive an in-depth look into the ways we use computer science within our firm and learn the fundamentals of electronic trading systems and write a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange. 
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs more than 1,100 people with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.