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Events & Sponsorships

We have regular after-work events: chess and ping-pong tournaments, card games, trivia nights, dinners, sports and cultural outings, and even the occasional karaoke night.

We also sponsor employee sports teams, including volleyball, basketball, hockey, and soccer.

Classes & Training

There are weekly classes on a wide variety of subjects, from the highly practical to abstract quantitative research. Most classes last about an hour, and start after major markets have closed. Some of our recent class topics have included:

  • Adverse Selection
  • Asynchronous programming with Async
  • Coding to the GPU
  • Decision Theory and Cognitive Biases
  • Futures and Commodities Arbitrage
  • Game Theory
  • Options Valuation
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Profiling with Perf
  • The Kelly Criterion
  • Thinking About Extreme Risk and Derivative Valuation
Speaker Series

At Jane Street, our intellectual interests are as intense as they are wide-ranging. What started as a Summer Speaker Series is now a year round program. Our speaker series brings in some of the world’s top thinkers to speak on a broad array of topics, including economics, technology, politics, sports, and the arts.

Past Speakers

  • Cass Sunstein
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Elif Shafak
  • Garry Kasparov
  • Jonathan Zittrain
  • Mike Massimino
  • Nate Silver
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Samantha Power
  • Shane Battier
  • Stanley McChrystal
  • Tyler Cowen
Games & Puzzles

We enjoy playing strategic and mathematical games to teach game theory and risk, as well as hone discipline, memory, and quant skills. In addition to organized tournaments, there are frequent chess, bridge, and poker games after the markets close. Our team includes nationally competitive contract bridge players and titled chess players. Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, Best Female Chess Player Judit Polgar, and three time World Series of Poker bracelet winner David Sklansky have visited Jane Street as guest speakers.


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