The UKs first quantitative finance machine learning hackathon led by students. Apply via algothon.org

Please apply via Algothon.org.

Open to all university students, post-graduates, recent graduates and academics from any university.

 

Algothon 2018 in partnership with BlackRock is the main event of the 2018/19 academic year organised by the Imperial College Algorithmic Trading Society. We’re excited to bring you 24 hours of intense hacking, bringing 300 of the brightest minds together to produce incredible new financial technology.

The hackathon will be held in the offices of BlackRock, one of the most highly respected financial technology companies operating today. In addition to the main event, we’re delighted to offer several talks from field leading researchers in machine learning, as well as workshops to get you up to speed on some of the most exciting new technologies and practices in the field.

This will be an incredible hackathon, producing amazing new technologies, learning from some of the best minds in the machine learning field, and overall having a great time!

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Prizes

1st Place

An iPad Pro 10.5" for each member of the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

2nd Place

A supercar experience for the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

3rd Place

A Bluetooth speaker for each member of the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

Freestyle Challenge Winner

A pair of wireless headphones for each member of the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

Quandl Challenge Winner

A pair of wireless headphones for each member of the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

Reuters NLP Challenge Winner

A pair of wireless headphones for each member of the team. Plus $1250 of AWS credits for the team to continue their work. The team are also invited back to BlackRock for a workshop to give them further guidance in developing their project.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants:

- Over 18

- Any university or college

- Recent graduates, post graduates or academics

How to enter

Apply via algothon.org

 - Options such as CV are not required but will benefit the application.

 

Judges

TBC

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Judging Criteria

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