Jane Street is running a Kaggle contest based on a real problem with real financial data. If you like ML projects, or think you might, head over and check it out. We think it’s a pretty fun one. The prizes are pretty good too, with a total $100K being paid out.

Primarily our goal is to expose a new audience to some of the kinds of problems that we face, in hopes that it will encourage them to apply. Data science is a huge part of what we do, so the Kaggle community was a pretty obvious one to reach out to. As usual, we’re hiring for basically all roles in New York, London, and Hong Kong, so if you’ve been thinking about it, there’s no time like the present.

We’re also interested to see what kind of approaches the Kagglers take and maybe even draw some inspiration from their submissions. If anything particularly interesting comes up, we’ll definitely write it up here.

All the details of the contest are on Kaggle’s site.