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.
Now recognized as a leader in distributed-ledger technology and closely identified with its CEO Blythe Masters, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive, Digital Asset Holdings didn’t even exist in the abstract a few years ago. Sunil Hirani and Don Wilson began batting some ideas around over a few months in 2014, Hirani recalls.
Seth Thomson, CIO of DRW, talks to Waters about his career, innovation and how the firm has expanded into new asset classes, including cryptocurrencies.
The holidays are a great time to focus on how we can support our community by giving back, but philanthropy works best as a year-round activity.
For whatever reason, working in tech and a love of table tennis go hand in glove.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. This year, the DRW team was there, and we came back energized by meeting so many talented women. We also sponsored two students from the University of Chicago and Carleton College to attend, and spoke with them about their experiences: