Jane Street - Estimathon (RSVP required) - 17th & 18th March

Jane Street is a proprietary trading firm that operates around the clock and around the globe focusing primarily on equities and equity derivatives. Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 360 people in offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

The environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. You can wear a t-shirt and jeans to the office every day, the kitchen is stocked, and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion.

Event Description

We will be running an Estimathon on Monday March 17 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Hanna Neumann Seminar Room.

“What’s an Estimathon” you ask?! It’s a team contest where the goal is to create confidence intervals to difficult math and science questions. e.g., what’s the volume of the earth’s oceans (in cubic km); or, how many prime number contain strictly increasing digits. It’s a very interactive game, and focuses on some ideas that are central to what we do at Jane Street: thinking about hard problems, assessing confidence levels, trying to strike a balance between quick-and-rough estimates versus more refined solutions. The game is pretty mathematically driven, but we welcome anyone interested in giving it a shot!

Spaces are limited so please RSVP soon if you’re interested. The details of the event and confirmation of attendance will be sent via email closer to the event. We look forward to seeing you soon!

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/janestreet.com/forms/d/1-ypPpL7GH3NjVMNtKra5GClHoS3zbCISYMHr53jxi0k/viewform

Trading Information Session

Time: Monday, 17th March 2014, 12:00
Location: Hanna Neumann Seminar Room

Technology Information Session

Time: Tuesday, 18th March 2014, 12:00
Location: Hanna Neumann Seminar Room