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UChicago Midwest Trading Competition: The Next Generation Gets a Taste

On April 8, the University of Chicago hosted its fifth iteration of the Midwest Trading Competition, drawing 102 students from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. The students got a chance to test their algorithms using Trading Technologies’ TT Platform in a variety of simulations involving pairs trading and options market-making.

Trading Systems: A Hybrid Cloud-Colo Approach

The financial services industry has traditionally had a reputation for acting cautiously — keeping risks to a minimum. Over the past decade, though, competition across industries has forced FS companies to become more nimble, more aggressive. One of the most important moves many companies have made has been to embrace cloud computing.

War of the Clouds: An Inside Look at How Google, Microsoft, IBM & Oracle Are Chipping Away at AWS

On the morning of February 28, 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage in the US-EAST-1 Region among systems relying on its Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud offering. The event wreaked havoc on thousands of websites. The cause? A fat-finger mistake by a human in a line of code that took more servers offline than desired.

Make Your Move: These 8 Chicago Tech Companies are Hiring Now

Life’s too short to be bored. If your current job leaves you sitting at your desk waiting for 5 p.m. to roll around, it’s time to look for something new. Fortunately, Chicago has no shortage of exciting tech companies offering opportunities to be part of something big. We put together a list of eight companies to help get you started on your search, — and they’re all hiring in a big way.