Friday, June 24th, 2022
Hudson River Trading’s BIPOC Tech Summit
Hudson River Trading is proud to host our first-ever BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) Tech Summit: a virtual platform for BIPOC undergraduate, graduate, and experienced engineering talent to learn, talk, and network around tech in the quantitative finance industry! Attendees will get an inside look at what it’s like to work in the world of automated trading, and have the opportunity to learn about the interesting technical problems we tackle on a daily basis. Join us for talks, panels, and networking sessions hosted by HRT engineers covering a wide scope of topics, including artificial intelligence in trading, demystifying decentralized finance, asynchronous programming, a “how to” guide on running a private cloud, and much more!
Data Center Engineer
Algo Developer - Lead
Algo Developer - Lead
Algo Developer - Lead
FPGA Verification Engineer
WHAT TO EXPECT
Talks & Panels
All registrants are welcome to attend all virtual talks and panels. Topics will include artificial intelligence in trading, demystifying decentralized finance, a “how to” guide on running a private cloud, why HRT uses FPGAs, asynchronous programming, and much more! Stay tuned for the full schedule!
Get to know HRTers and summit participants over virtual social events and networking sessions.
I don’t identify as BIPOC, may I register?
This summit is meant to create a space for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color tech community and its allies. People of all identities are welcome, but we expect everyone to respect the space we are creating for BIPOC tech talent and are excited for the opportunity to learn from and share with each other.
What background knowledge is required to register?
We have no strict background requirement, and encourage folks with an interest in technology and quantitative trading to register. No previous experience in finance is required.
Is it OK if I cannot attend the full day?
Yes! You may attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
How do I attend the event?
Register using the button at the top of the page. You will then receive an email confirming your registration!
As the event grows closer, you will receive an email granting you access to the event platform.
Attend, have fun, and make friends!
FRIDAY, June 24TH, 2022
Opening Remarks & Intro to Algorithmic Trading
12:00 – Algo
12:30 – Infrastructure/Trading Tech
1:00 – Engineering
Algo Track: Arbitrage 101
Learn the basics of arbitrage as well as some relevant trading background.
Engineering Track: Gotta Go Fast: Trading Quickly and Safely with FPGAs
When the rate of real-time data reached the boundary of software processing, HRT called for hardware as a solution. Learn why this is important, and how we use FPGAs to trade quickly, safely, and smartly.
Infrastructure/Trading Tech Track: Asynchronous Programming
Learn the history of asynchronous programming, how to apply it, and how the Python language supports it.
Algo Track: High Frequency Trading 101
An automated trading system makes investment decisions, sends instructions to exchanges, and has profit (or loss) at the end of the day, all without human intervention. In this talk, you’ll learn how a computer could make investment decisions – and pick up some useful industry jargon along the way.
Engineering Track: Engineering for Low Latency
An introduction to the concept of low latency in algorithmic trading and how it guides the way in which we engineer our code.
Infrastructure/Trading Tech Track: Timekeeping In a Blazing Fast Industry
In the trading world, having your time off by seconds can be a huge problem. In this talk, we will go over all of the hardware and software that goes into the accurate timekeeping that is required to support trading at the speed of light.
Algo Track: AI in Trading Talk
Learn how AI can be applied to problems in trading, and challenges that may arise when doing so. No background in AI or trading is required.
Engineering Track: Data in Trading Talk
How can real world data enable HRT to make better trading decisions? In this talk you will learn how firms like HRT use data to make informed financial trades and the engineering challenges involved.
Infrastructure/Trading Tech Track: Taking Care of the Herd: Running Private Cloud at HRT
At HRT, we run our own internal private cloud, which comes with many fascinating real-world problems like power, HVAC, networking, and many creative ways to make that more efficient like dunking servers in oil! Join us as we take you on a tour of all of the things that go into reliably running a data center at scale.
Algo Track: Decentralized Finance Demystified
Learn how smart contracts, decentralized exchanges, and decentralized lending are creating a new financial universe.
How to Land the Job: From Resumes to Offers
HRT recruiters will walk you through their tips on how to land the job, from resume building all the way to getting an offer. This talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Closing Remarks & Networking Session
Visit our campus recruiting page for our recruiting schedule, information on internships, and tips on interviewing at HRT!
We’re always on the lookout for the best and brightest. Think you might be an awesome candidate? Join our team!