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Get hyped – two weeks until HackMIT 2021!
Confirm your HackMIT spot by September 17th at my.hackmit.org, and get ready for HackWeek events starting September 13th!
Confirmation for HackMIT 2021 due September 17th
Open to everyone! HackWeek events start September 13th
Hacker community spotlight
Ongoing sponsor opportunities
Confirm your HackMIT spot by September 17th! 🌿
Decisions for HackMIT are now available at my.hackmit.org! If you were accepted as an in-person or virtual hacker, please fill out our confirmation form by September 17th to ensure your spot at HackMIT 2021. Be sure to fill out our media and consent forms (regardless if you’re a minor) and upload your resume for our sponsors! If you’re having trouble, email email@example.com for help.
HackWeek events are open to everyone 👾
All HackWeek events are public, with all fireside chats and workshops streamed virtually at go.hackmit.org/youtube!
The full schedule will be released soon through this newsletter and social media, but some events are highlighted below:
Mon, Sept 13 at 8:00pm ET: Virtual Speedfriending
Tues, Sept 14 at 6:00pm ET: How to Hack Workshop
Wed, Sept 15 at 9:00pm ET: HackMIT 2021 Puzzle Walkthrough
Fri, Sept 17 at 7:30pm ET: Virtual Team Formation
We encourage everyone to attend these events – you’ll get to interact with other hackers as well as engage with HackMIT speakers and our organizing team!
Hacker community spotlight 🐼
This month we’re spotlighting HackMIT 2021’s logistics head, Erika!
Hullo! I’m Erika, this year’s logistics head for HackMIT! I joined the team last fall as a sophomore wanting to meet some more cool people and was not disappointed. I started out with good ol’ logistics and some marketing for Blueprint (our hackathon for high schoolers) before my deep dive into logs. It’s been incredibly rewarding getting to know and learn from everyone on the team, especially as we all faced an unprecedented hybrid hackathon this year. From the funky monkey email threads to poggioli ravioli people, my final verdict for Hack is a ten out of ten wagyu steaks. We’ve been working really hard to make this upcoming hybrid HackMIT a memorable and great experience for everyone involved, and I’m super excited for everyone to see what we have planned (psst it’s gonna be a blassstttt) :D
Opportunities from Sponsors 🌿
Microsoft has many opportunities available! More intern and full-time positions are available on their website.
Explore: Intern Opportunities (for first-years and sophomores)
Neurodiversity in the Workplace connects qualified neurodivergent talent to career opportunities with inclusive employers. We strive to eliminate the biases that job seekers with social differences face in job interviews. We do this by replacing standard hiring processes with direct skill demonstrations to hiring managers. To be considered for full-time roles at our partner companies, please fill out our form here.
Check out the Cockroach University Getting Started course from Cockroach Labs. Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, a distributed SQL database built for the cloud that lets you scale fast, survive anything, and thrive everywhere!
Hudson River Trading (HRT) is excited to be a sponsor for HackMIT 2021! We are a fully automated proprietary trading firm; this means that mathematics and engineering are at the center of everything we do. We use computers to trade on markets around the world, and have teams that deal with everything from research and strategy development to hardcore C++, low latency coding. This all takes place in our open and collaborative environment, where idea sharing is not only encouraged, but valued as a critical part of our success and a reinforcer of our friendly, welcoming culture. We look forward to attending HackMIT! If you’re interested in full-time or internship opportunities with us, you can find all of our open roles on our campus recruiting page.
Sia is a decentralized cloud storage platform. Thanks to its permissionless storage marketplace, Sia can deliver cloud storage that is cheaper, faster, and more secure than traditional providers. The Sia network is maintained by the Sia Foundation, a non-profit entity. Currently, the Foundation is working to upgrade Sia's consensus algorithm with its much-anticipated "Utreexo" hardfork, which will make it dramatically easier for anyone to run a fully-validating consensus node.
Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital. During our summer internship, you will partner with an assigned mentor and work on a single project, which culminates in a final presentation. Apply today!