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Catalysts Coding Contest 2018

Catalysts Coding Contest 2018“Code your career”

27 Apr 2018 03.00 PM
Goethe University Frankfurt
Main sponsors:
Deutsche Börse Group

Top event with unique opportunities hosted by Catalysts and Deutsche Börse Group

Catalysts Coding Contest, April 2018

On 27 April 2018, coders in 40 locations met to compete in a coding contest. Deutsche Börse Group was a worldwide sponsor of the event and hosted the contest in Frankfurt at Goethe University. The name of the game was “asteroid detection”, which meant the participants had to work with a fictitious data set from 2031 to detect asteroids moving in a dangerous orbit. With only four hours to accomplish that, the participants got to work immediately with intense focus and highly motivated.

Andreas Preuss, member of the Executive Board and CIO of Deutsche Börse Group, took advantage of the following well-deserved break to welcome all participants:

“We have been looking forward to this exciting event which offers a platform for talented developers to showcase their skills and connect with the financial industry.”

Andreas Preuss, member of the Executive Board and CIO of Deutsche Börse Group

And then, finally, the awards ceremony. “This is already our third time taking part in this contest – but this one was really hard,” some of the participants said. However, the “best of the best” were rewarded with an entry in the Catalysts Hall of Fame and cool prizes.

Are you into coding and eager to show off your problem-solving skills?

If you strive for creative thinking, are fascinated by technology, and like to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment – then you are exactly the person we are looking for. Deutsche Börse is one of the largest exchange organisations and market infrastructure providers worldwide – with information technology as our backbone.

Our software engineers engage in fields such as latency optimisation (nanoseconds) for our trading applications, risk and margin calculator algorithms, distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies, expansion of data APIs on our digital business platform, as well as machine learning and natural language processing.

Kick off your career! Speak with representatives from Deutsche Börse Group about career opportunities.