Women in Trading and Technology (WiTT)By Jane Street
Who: Women who are currently at university
When: 8-11th September 2019
This is our fifth year hosting WiTT! Women in Trading and Technology invites women who are currently at university to choose from two program streams: quantitative trading or software engineering. Both streams of the program feature interactive and educational programming during the day, and opportunities to interact with full-timers in a more casual setting in the evenings.
The quantitative trading programme focuses on mathematical and financial topics such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage through a combination of short classroom lectures, group games, and mock trading sessions. There is a curriculum of core subjects with flexibility to explore alternative areas of interest for those already familiar with a given topic. WiTT activities are structured to provide a foundation for and a broad overview of our work and close interaction with our traders.
WiTT’s software engineering programme includes talks on: OCaml, the libraries and tools that we use in our everyday work, and the fundamentals of building electronic trading systems. Programme participants will put these tools to use by writing the backend and UI for a computer game and a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange. These activities involve a combination of classroom lectures, group games and exercises, and one-on-one mentorship.
What to expect
Selected students will arrive in London the evening of Sunday 8th September and will depart the evening of Wednesday 11th September. Jane Street will provide all travel to and from London, accommodation at a hotel near the office, and of course, plenty of food and drinks throughout the event.
About Jane Street
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business, working out of offices in New York, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 900 people. We are always recruiting top students and the environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. The dress code is casual, the kitchen is stocked and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion.