We’ll be hosting an Electronic Trading Challenge (ETC), a day-long programming contest where participants compete against each other in a simulated market. We’ll begin at 10:00am PDT on Saturday, July 22 and continue into the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided and there’s a cash prize for the winning team.

You can sign up either as a single participant or as a team. If you sign up alone we’ll randomly assign you to a team.

This event is intended only for students currently enrolled in a college or university.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:00am PDT – evening

Downtown San Francisco

Registration is now closed

Sign-ups will close on Sunday, July 16 at 11:59pm EDT and we’ll notify all interested students of their attendance on Tuesday, July 18. Due to potential space constraints we are only going to provide the location and other details to those who are confirmed for a spot, but it will be in downtown San Francisco.

Jane Street asserts no ownership over any content created in the competition. Jane Street’s use of the content created is limited to reviewing participants’ work to ensure fairness of the competition.

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker, operating around the clock and around the globe, out of offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

The markets change rapidly, and we need to change faster still. Every day, we come to work with new problems to solve, new systems to build and new theories to test. We’re always looking for people to join us and help come up with that next great idea.

Software is an integral part of how we approach problems, whether we’re designing a trading strategy, managing the operational complexities of a new trade-flow, or administering servers in locations across the globe. Trading is a demanding business, and that means the standards for our software are high on every front, including clarity, performance, safety, and turnaround time.

We use OCaml, a statically-typed functional programming language, as our primary development language. Languages in this family, like Haskell, SML, F# and Scala, are sometimes seen as powerful but impractical, in part because they’re supposedly too difficult for the average programmer, and in part because no one else seems to use them.

For more information about events happening at Jane Street please visit our events page.

Hope to see you there!

Jane Street