February is Here! - Term 2 Week 5 Newsletter

Mon 07 Feb Newsletter

It's Week 5 now, and our AGM is fast-approaching - must be time for another newsletter!

Hello everyone, and welcome to Week 5 - I'm not sure where the weeks have gone, to be honest, so let's get straight into the news for this week!

🍔 Join us at the Pub!

[Week 5] Monday 7th Feb, 6:30pm @ DCS, then 7:00 @ Varsity

It's Monday, so you know what that means - we're off to the pub for a meal and some chat - and this week we'll be heading over to Varsity (which is on campus)! We'll be meeting outside DCS around 6:30 tonight - hope to see ya there!

🎮 Friday Night Gaming

[Week 5] Friday 11th Feb, 7pm-12am, Department of Computer Science

Come join us in the ground floor of DCS, as we kick our feet up and relax by playing some games. We'll be putting out our range of consoles, and Steam is up and running for you to use your library, but we also have our very own GamingGet software where you can download and play a bunch of DRM-Free games, no login required. We now have a second switch available, and to top it all off, we'll have VR available too!

( As this event is in-person, we ask that you follow the safety precautions outlined at https://uwcs.co.uk/covid-19/ )

AGM Reminder

[Week 6] Friday 18th Feb, 5pm-7pm, OC1.09, Teams & Discord

Our Annual General Meeting is less than a fortnight away now, and while it's too late to get your membership in order to vote, you can still submit constitution-changing motions up until 5pm on Friday. If this is something you are planning to do, use the template below and post it in the #exec channel of our Discord server:

Template motion: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvgtgYYuHPoti1gEcyHcsyNtp-4e-lssiEVDRJbfAkE

Current constitution: https://www.warwicksu.com/resources/computing/Constitution-2021

We also have a Test Vote available here, which you can use to get comfortable with the voting system.

Optiver TraderHack

Optiver has exciting news for students with serious coding skills. They’re inviting you to join TraderHack, a coding competition that dives into the fascinating world of algorithmic trading. While working in a team or individually, you’ll go head-to-head with participants from across Europe, the UK and the US. And there’s a major reward on the line for the team with the cleverest code: up for grabs is a first-place prize of €10,000 for the team (or individual) with the best performing algorithm on Optiver’s simulated exchange.

After 24-hours spent building and optimizing, your trading algorithm will be put to the test on Optiver’s live simulated exchange. Our judges will then determine the best performing and most creative solutions to land you a place in the top three teams. Do you have what it takes to program under the pressure of the markets?

Registrations Close: March 31, 2022

Register Here

Join us virtually on April 2 to code against the clock and experience the excitement of a real-world trading scenario.

This Week in UWCS

Here's our schedule for the upcoming week:

Have a great week,

Harry (he/him)

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The applications close for the Graduate & Internship Programmes on 6 December and our Technology Spring Week will close on 3 January 2021



Optiver is a leading trading firm driven by technology with over 1000 employees world-wide. Our systems play an essential role in everything we do in trading.

That is why our Technology and Trading teams work closely together to explore ideas and set the new directions. We build and maintain an outstanding suite of high performing, high reliability and low-latency systems and algorithms that are constantly evolving.

With 12 datacenters and thousands of servers, we run ten thousand trading components executing hundreds of thousands of trades every day, responding to changes in microseconds.

If you are interested in joining our technology team in Amsterdam of over 150 people from 40 countries, check-out our career opportunities page, at https://www.optiver.com/eu/en/job-opportunities.