Meet Open-Source Guru Jeff Luszcz

If you see Jeff Luszcz on the train platform clutching a nondescript paper bag, it might contain a hard drive that has all the code of a multinational company on it. Or it might just contain his lunch. There’s no telling. In his last gig, Jeff, who recently joined PEAK6 as the company’s first-ever director […]

Can mentorship attract and keep more women in technology?

Mentorship can be an important tool to professional development. But, like many other aspects of professional life, there is a gender discrepancy. In the U.S., 82% of men have had male mentors, while just 69% of women have had female mentors, according to an Olivet University study. Women in Tech Alliance (WITA), a new employee […]

Evil Geniuses is out to combat toxicity in esports

Gaming has grown. Big. There are almost three billion gamers across the globe, and players are increasingly diverse in racial, sexual, and gender identities. But while gamers across this spectrum have incredibly powerful experiences, toxic behaviors like bullying and shaming pervade the industry. Evil Geniuses, a PEAK6 company, wants to change this. As a leader […]

PEAK6 Hired Its First-Ever Director Of Open Source

In the last 20 years, software development has fundamentally changed. While companies used to write almost every line of code by hand, this is no longer the case. In fact, 99% of codebases audited in 2019 contained open-source components, according to Synopsys’ 2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report. To learn more about open […]

How to make room for professional growth in your own room

At PEAK6, a pandemic can’t stop professional growth. The shift to working from home that began in March 2020 changed a lot of things, but it didn’t dampen our company’s focus on supporting employees’ growth. The HR Learning team quickly pivoted to enable employees to achieve their learning goals from afar. We sat down with […]

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 […]

Meet U.S. Army veteran and software developer Brent McManus

Brent McManus, a Portland-based software developer with PEAK6 since 2019, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 2009 to 2016, stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana. He served as an Infantryman and completed two tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Here’s what Brent shared about his military experience, how that translates to being part […]

PEAK6 Employees Warm Hearts and Feet With Annual Socktober Drive

Even during a pandemic, community involvement remains absolutely critical to PEAK6. It just looks a little different this year. For our fourth annual sock drive in support of Socktober, PEAK6 employees firmwide collected and donated 5,855 pairs of socks to support the homeless—exceeding our 5K goal. The donations and collection drive were fully digital, but […]

Can hackathons help us stay connected?

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Download this virus

[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] Donating Compute to Fight COVID-19 At PEAK6 Capital Management, we have some beefy boxes for processing intraday data as you’ve probably already read about in A Parable of Pricing, Processors, […]