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Optiver launches TraderHack: a 24-hour hackathon for US/EU/UK students

February 8, 2022

Optiver is excited to announce TraderHack, a 24-hour hackathon designed to introduce you to the dynamic world of algorithmic trading. We’re inviting STEM students and recent graduates from the US, EU and UK to code against the clock to be in with the chance of winning the first place prize of €10,000.

Over the course of one day, your team will build, develop and optimise a trading algorithm on Optiver’s simulated virtual exchange. After 24-hours, the exchange will be reset and your AutoTrader will go head-to-head against your competition. In selecting the top three performers, Optiver’s expert judges will take into account overall trading strategy, risk management as well as code structure and creativity.

TraderHack is an excellent opportunity to experience the dynamic and fast-paced world of electronic trading. The challenge will push your creative coding and strategic thinking skills to the limit as you race to build an AutoTrader that will outperform your competition. In just 24-hours you’ll get a unique glimpse into life at a leading global market maker. Do you have what it takes to perform under the pressure of the markets?

Date: April 2nd – April 3rd 

Time: 16:00 (AMS time) | 9 a.m. (CHI time)

Registrations close: March 31, 2022 (unless spots are filled before)