Last month, our quantitative investing business—Cubist Systematic Strategies—hosted their first hackathon at our New York office.
Nearly 40 students, mostly undergraduates, competed for the opportunity to win up to $2,500 per person in scholarship prizes. After forming teams during a networking event on the first day, participants spent the next 20 hours building models and deriving insights using large publicly-available datasets from NYC’s Open Data project.
The teams presented their findings to a panel of Cubist judges and covered a range of topics including safest subway routes in NYC, 311 response times by zip code, and optimal ambulance staffing and stationing throughout the city.
Congratulations to our top three teams and thank you to everyone who made this event a success. We look forward to hosting more hackathons and meeting candidates who are passionate about coding and quantitative research.
We’re accepting applications to the Cubist Quant Academy for Developers. We’re looking for a small number of exceptionally talented, highly collaborative software developers to architect and build the cutting-edge technologies that power our research and trading.
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