Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicants must register in teams of three to four members, and at least one team member must be able to program in Python.

The experience of actually developing a trading algorithm taught me a tremendous amount, from how to work well and efficiently with a team to quant skills.

—2019 Student Participant

Please note that registration does not guarantee a spot in the competition. A confirmation email will be sent to indicate acceptance into the competition. Registration for the event will close Sunday February 2nd, 2020.

When making travel arrangements, all students should plan to arrive in Chicago before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17th. Participants should plan on staying through Saturday evening.

Note: For UChicago applicants, space is limited and priority will be given to students in the Financial Markets Program. We will review and consider the applications of all other UChicago students as space permits.

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