26 NOV 2014

Goldman Sachs at HackMIT

On October 4 and 5, 2014, a team of Goldman Sachs engineers attended HackMIT, the 24-hour hackathon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which this year attracted over 1,000 undergraduate students from US colleges and universities to create, innovate and build software and hardware projects focused on cutting-edge technologies.

Richard, a member of our Equities Derivatives Engineering team, delivered a Tech Talk on GSCollections, part of the event’s speaker series that also included lectures by Google's Baris Yuksel and the technologist Stephen Wolfram (of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha fame).

The firm organized a booth at the event, which was staffed by recent MIT graduates who represented a variety of teams from across Goldman Sachs Engineering. They shared information on internship opportunities and discussed the kinds of technology careers available to engineers at Goldman Sachs. Our team also discussed some of the innovative work we’ve been involved in recently, as well as our presence at JavaOne.

Goldman Sachs also sponsored a prize for the project with the "Best User Experience," and our winner—a Bluetooth-enabled Rails app named Hopscotch—went on to win third place overall.

Learn more about our 2014 Hackathon involvement at PennApps and MHacks.

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