Quarterly Alumni Newsletter - December 2019 Edition An exclusive newsletter with the latest news, events, achievements and updates from the Cambridge Spark Alumni Community!
Alumni Meetup: December 2019, London
We partnered up with @wavelengthlaw to host a networking event for Alumni of our Applied Data Science Bootcamp. The evening provided an opportunity for the alumni to network with others in the field and listen to talks from the Simmons Wavelength Data Science team. #datascience pic.twitter.com/TKpNbNHqBJ— Cambridge Spark (@CambridgeSpark) December 6, 2019
Our recent Alumni event was sponsored by Simmons Wavelength and held at their central London offices. Members of their Data Science team held insightful talks about the role that Data Science plays in their everyday tasks and how the legal sector has embraced Machine Learning and AI techniques. Dmitriy Podkopaev spoke of his journey from Applied Data Science Bootcamp Alumnus to now Senior Legal Data Scientist with the firm.
We plan on hosting lots of networking and recruiting events in the New Year. We’ll also be organizing thought-leaderships sessions with industry leaders in the Data Science field at our new London offices where hot topics will be discussed and debated.We look forward to seeing you in 2020!
Cambridge Spark Corporate Training News
Attracting Experienced Hires for HSBC
- Data Pipeline for transaction processing and reusable data sets
- Demystifying the Machine Learning Pipeline
- Open panel discussions on how Data Scientists and Data Engineers work together
- The different techniques and approaches to explain what’s really happening with your application when profiling in production
- Maintainable Code for Machine Learning Engineering
The attendees had a great opportunity to network with some of the HSBC Senior Data Scientists and Managers.
A big thank you to everyone that attended yesterday’s @IMCTrading High Performance Tech workshop! Check out the highlights of the day, featuring the winners and runners up from the systems performance hackathon-style competition! #LifeatIMC pic.twitter.com/bPZAIQcoTY— Cambridge Spark (@CambridgeSpark) October 21, 2019
Attracting Early Careers Talent for IMC Trading
More recently, we had two events with IMC Trading. The aim was for undergraduates to take part in hands-on workshops and explore the internship and graduate opportunities at one of the world’s leading trading firms.
The first workshop was focusing on Quantitative Trading, the practicalities of trading and quantitative finance using real-world market data. Throughout the day students covered a variety of topics including an introduction to derivatives and arbitrage, risk-neutral pricing, black-Scholes model, greeks and implied volatility, and volatility smiles.
The second workshop was based on High-Performace tech. The students learnt about the practicalities of bringing systematic trading strategies and production systems together, as well as different concurrency models, and how to implement and optimise them in Java. Topics covered thread pools, reactor models and Vert.x, and profiling and benchmarking on the JVM.
We’ll keep you updated with the new ways we’re helping our corporate clients in attracting and assessing the best new Data Science talent in the industry.
Cambridge Spark Updates
Launching our New Talent Development Platform
Our new AI-powered talent development platform, EDUKATE.AI, has recently been launched. It focuses on accelerating Data Science career success through hands-on learning, assessment and recruitment. The platform has been rolled out to multiple universities including University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, UCL, Durham and University of Oxford.
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