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Events and Competitions

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


TPP Logic & Reasoning Tests in Cambridge

TPP are holding logic & reasoning tests in Cambridge on various dates for a number of their graduate roles.

TPP is a UK based IT company, dedicated to delivering world class healthcare software through their innovative products. They are currently hiring for several different graduate roles and for their 2024 summer intern programme. They’re looking for the brightest minds from the UK’s top universities who have a passion for problem solving. No experience is required and they accept applicants from all disciplines.

If you are interested in applying, you can book into a slot that suits you. Please visit their website here;


Bloomberg Events

Bloomberg Women in Technology (BWIT) Insights Program

Join our Bloomberg Women in Technology (BWIT) Insights Program from Apr 16 - 19, 2024 and learn about our Software Engineering department. Our 1 week program is designed to introduce you to our work and culture, connect you to our diverse communities and help prepare you for future technical interviews. There is a mentorship scheme that forms part of this program, and all participants will be assigned a Bloomberg Engineer as their mentor upon completion of the week of insights. Through the mentorship program participants are provided the opportunity to gain further advice and guidance to prepare themselves for technical interviews and the pursuit of a career in tech (perhaps at Bloomberg!).

If you would like to sign up to the event you can do so here:

Bloomberg Tech Labs

Bloomberg Engineering: Tech Labs 2024

April 23rd-25th 2024 | Location: Bloomberg London HQ

Tech Lab Overview: At our London headquarters, you will have the opportunity to build a portfolio manager using python & jupyter notebooks alongside Bloomberg engineers. Participants take part in interview prep workshops and mock interviews and will be fast tracked for our 2025 engineering roles.

We are looking for...

  • Black entry level software engineers based in the UK and Ireland Candidates interested in 2025 internships and full-time SWE opportunities
  • Strong foundational knowledge of data structures, algorithms and technical design.

This is a in person event focused on exposing Black aspiring software engineers to our technical interviews and collaborative culture. Participants will receive interview prep and mock interviews in advance of the event. The three day on-site event will provide participants to work 1:1 with Bloomberg Engineers to build an open-source portfolio manager using python.

Apply here by 26.02.2024:


Encode Club's AI Hackathon

Jump into Encode Club's AI Hackathon, London's top AI event from March 8th to 10th, 2024. It's a chance to dive into Artificial Intelligence, where AI enthusiasts and cutting-edge technology come together in a fun, team-based environment.

  • Connect with AI experts, top developers, and team up with leading university societies.
  • Compete for a share of our exciting prizes
  • Learn through expert-led workshops and panels
  • Experience London's tech buzz and non-stop coding!

Ideal for beginners and seasoned hackers, the event offers hands-on learning, networking, and challenging fun. Ready to dive into AI's latest updates and join a vibrant community? Register now!


Optiver Chess Championship 2024

Make your move

We're thrilled to bring the Optiver Chess Championship back for its 2024 edition! This year, we're inviting chess players from across the UK and EU to test their skills for the chance to meet and challenge chess Grandmaster Anish Giri at Optiver’s Amsterdam headquarters.

Register here


Competition categories

Competition categories to suit every chess level

Bracket A:

Open to all, no restrictions.

Bracket B:

For those with a account more than 6 months old and over 50 games played. Peak rating on across rapid/blitz/bullet < 2000, and on Lichess < 2100.

Bracket C:

Tailored for emerging talents with a account over 6 months old and more than 50 games played. Peak rating on across rapid/blitz/bullet < 1500, and on Lichess < 1800.


Mark your diaries - essential dates

  • Virtual qualifying round: Monday, 15 January 2024 on

The top two contestants from each category will have the chance to compete in the grand finals in Amsterdam, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered. The winners of each category will also have the opportunity to meet and challenge Chess Grandmaster Anish Giri in a simultaneous match. A select few will also receive special invitations as spectators to experience the event in person

  • Live finals with Anish Giri: Thursday, 29 February 2024 in Amsterdam

Whether you’re a chess beginner or seasoned pro, don't miss out on the ultimate chess showdown of the year! If you have any questions then please reach out to