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Events and Competitions

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

 

Bloomberg's Summer of Puzzles

You are invited to join Bloomberg's Summer of Puzzles! Starting Friday, June 25, 2021, we will be posting a new puzzle every Friday at 5 PM BST. The hunt will last 9 weeks. If you miss a week, don’t worry! Puzzles from previous weeks will remain unlocked for you to solve at any time throughout the duration of the hunt until it closes on Friday, August 27. Solve the weekly puzzle to earn points and check back each week for the next puzzle!

Some important things to understand about how Summer of Puzzles works:

  • The puzzles will all be logic-based with no directions, and will take your creativity and ingenuity to solve.
  • There is no penalty for submitting an incorrect answer.
  • For the first three days that each puzzle becomes available, hints will be released every 12 hours.
  • Looking at hints does not impact your score.
  • All of the previously released hints will remain available for the full 9 weeks.
  • If you solve a puzzle after all hints have been released, you can still earn the maximum number of points, but your ranking will be below those who completed the puzzle before you.
  • The person with the most points and the highest ranking at the end of the hunt will be the winner.

All of the puzzles are created by our very own Bloomberg Software Engineers. Each week we will be highlighting the creator and the weekly puzzle on our official Bloomberg Summer of Puzzles blog so you can learn a little bit more about our employees! You can visit our blog here: https://www.techatbloomberg.com/blog/get-ready-for-bloombergs-summer-of-puzzles-2021/.

You can access all puzzles as they become available here: https://puzl.ink/summer. We encourage you to invite your friends to compete with you! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @TechAtBloomberg (we might just drop a teaser or two there) or to tag your posts on social media with #SummerOfPuzzles and/or #BloombergBpuzzled.

Our first place winner will receive a Nintendo Switch and a Bloomberg swag bag! Our second and third place winners will each receive a Bloomberg swag bag.

Happy puzzling!

 

TPP Logic & Reasoning Tests in Cambridge

TPP are holding logic & reasoning tests at the Hilton, 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 2021 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; https://tpp-careers.com/aptitude-test/