As part of our Speaker Series program, our Chicago headquarters got a visit from Susan Kilrain, an engineer, former US Navy officer, and former NASA astronaut.
Carissa had just finished her master’s degree in computer science and was ready to leave the world of classrooms behind her. Previously a high school math teacher on the verge of burnout, she’d decided to make the leap to software engineering with little technical experience in her past and a lot of hope for more varied waters in her future.
The tech industry is built upon a foundation of innovation and iteration, which requires companies to constantly stay on the lookout for new trends and emerging technologies. We recently spoke with eight Chicago tech companies to learn what advancements they’re keeping an eye on, along with how their tech and companies evolve accordingly.
Technologists from startups or the likes of Facebook and Google can be persuaded to join trading firms, if they are offered “powerful” jobs working on innovative new products, says the man spearheading a new hiring drive by principal trading firm DRW in Singapore.
A year ago, we introduced you to Matt – a trading analyst on the grains desk in Chicago. Since then, he’s made a transition into an emerging area of DRW and he’s here to share that story.