Use these 6 tips for a successful internship program

Internships can and should be a win-win for interns and employers. Done right, they offer: An incredible source of career exposure On-the-job training and network-building for interns A strategic talent pipeline of tried-and-true young professionals for the organization. But internships require getting a number of elements right in order to hit the mark. Here are […]

Want more women involved in fintech?

A scant 26% of computing-related jobs are held by women, according to BuiltIn. PEAK6 is dedicated to making change. In 2018, PEAK6 launched the Technology Experience for Women, an internship program designed to introduce women engineers to the fintech industry and set them up for success in it. We sat down with Luke Peeler, development […]

Tales from a Romanian car factory

It was 1995, and a bitter-cold winter in Romania. An automotive factory line worker stamped the UPC code from his pack of cigarettes into a car’s VIN number, and my software engineering career was born. Here’s how it all began. I was several years into my tech career as a QA engineer. I’d gone to […]

Can hackathons help us stay connected?

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Hackathons are all about collaborative innovation, and this year’s PEAK6 Capital Management Hackathon—our 6th semiannual event—was no different. Except that it was actually very different—it was our first-ever fully virtual hackathon. […]