Be mentor for a national computer science competition

ProjectCSGIRLS ( is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to close the gender gap in computer science and technology through running a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country.

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes – global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. We’re looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way. Judges will select finalists, state winners, regional winners, and national winners. All regional winners will be invited to DC for our national gala, the ultimate celebration of girls in computing, in June of 2015 during which they will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, tour tech companies, participate in a formal awards ceremony, and showcase their projects to the public.

Mentors are expected to be able to remotely respond to students’ questions through email, phone calls, and/or Skype as needed. They must be available to help students throughout the competition process. The time commitment is approximately two hours per month. This means that 1 mentee would amount to 2 hrs/month, 2 mentees would amount to 4 hrs/month, and so on. Mentors are not required to meet the participants in-person. Sign up at by January 1, 2015.

Dinner and Conversation with Professor Sandra Batista

Join us for an informal dinner and conversation in the Wilcox Private Dining Room from 6 to 7 pm (feel free to come and go as your schedule permits) on Tuesday, December 2. Come to eat, ask questions, chat about computer science, and/or relax with friends.

The Office of Campus Life is sponsoring this event, so if you RSVP and attend, you’ll be able to join us without using a meal swipe. (RSVP is not required to attend, though it would be helpful to know a headcount in advance.)

Professor Batista is a lecturer in the COS department with research interests in machine learning, statistical genetics, and computational biology. She’s teaching Networks in the Spring. She’s also a mentor for Princeton Summer Programming Experiences – if you’re thinking of applying, she’s a great resource to learn more!

We really hope to see you there!  Please RSVP by filling out this form

MongoDB: Update

Last week, we posted about opportunities from MongoDB. Samantha Ritter ’13, current MongoDB engineer, has offered to answer any questions you have, and says to apply by sending your resume to her so it doesn’t get lost in a huge pile. Email to get her email address.

C++ Developer / Quantitative Trading Firm / Full Time / NY – START ASAP

* Must have ability to start ASAP (December ’14 graduates are welcome as well though).

Our client, a Quantitative Trading Firm, is seeking a full time C++ Developer to help develop their trading infrastructure. This is a pure technology role (not a quantitative developer role). Job responsibilities include expanding and maintaining their trading capabilities, managing data and operational technology, and solving problems that come up with the trading infrastructure and tools.


- Adding new capabilities to their C++ software libraries for automated trading

- Getting information in and out of the databases efficiently

- Ensuring connectivity to appropriate venues

- Dealing with the operating system (Kernel, Linux)

- Maintaining, bug fixing, and enhancing their software infrastructure

- Working with portfolio managers and quantitative analysts to improve the code

- Coding connections to new markets

- Optimizing the performance of their systems

- Building GUI tools for risk management and performance using web 2.0 and other modern GUI technologies


- 0-2 years of total experience, with a strong Computer Science education

- C++ programming skills are most important, including knowledge of object oriented programming concept, STL, Boost, networking, threading knowledge a bonus

- Strength with Python, MySQL and Linux (command line interface experience is a must)

- Familiar with bash, Ruby, Lua, Ext JS (or other Javascript frameworks), and MongoDB a bonus

- Financial knowledge NOT required


- Competitive base salary

- Opportunity to earn large bonus, based on performance

- Three to four weeks of paid vacation

- Complete health coverage including dental

- 401(k) plan

- Flexible spending account

- Tuition and educational reimbursement

- Direct access to senior personnel

- Frequent company outings

- Free snacks, drinks, and fresh fruit

* Client does consider sponsoring visas.


Steven Dilamani

President, Steven D. Consulting Inc.

C: 516-603-4351


Website and blog with tips on IT resume writing:


Opportunities at MongoDB

If you don’t know what MongoDB is we are the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. We’re the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 8 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 650 technology and service partners.

Our current openings for students include:

If you feel that any of these roles could be a fit for your background and interests I would encourage you to apply! Also – if you know of any additional team members who might be interested feel free to pass this info along!

Looking forward to seeing your application!



Harvard Business School @ Princeton on December 2nd


My name is Allison Smith and I am an Admissions Officer with Harvard Business School (HBS). I am helping HBS spread the word about our 2+2 Program, and my colleague and Princeton alum Jill will be visiting Princeton Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

The program is for students in their final year of study; it is an admissions deferral program. Students in their final year of study apply to Harvard Business School as part of 2+2, and if they are accepted they work full-time for 2-4 years before enrolling at HBS to complete their MBA.  The program focuses on, but is not limited to, those with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) backgrounds. While this does focus on upperclassmen it is very informative to those interested in an MBA and we encourage them to attend.

We have posted this event on our calendar a few weeks ago, but feel free to forward the attached flyer to members of your club or organization.   We would love to highlight the ways a HBS MBA can enhance your future career.

Thanks again, and please let me know if you have any questions.



Allison Smith

MBA Admissions

Georgia Tech App Dev Startup


My name is Seth, and I am part of a mobile app development startup from Georgia Tech. We are passionate engineers and programmers who like making great ideas happen. We are reaching out to see any members of your organization would be interested in an opportunity to join our team.


We are seeking passionate iOS, Android, Back-End, and C# programmers who want to gain real world experience developing apps for clients. This is a paid, part-time position (<9 hours per week).


We are currently developing an educational app for a professor at Florida International University, and we have over 14 contracts already lined up for additional projects. I would be happy to answer any questions you or other members of your club may have regarding our team and this opportunity.


We know that Princeton has one of the best computer science programs in the country, and we think this is a great opportunity for the members of your organization to consider.

Best regards,

Seth Radman

CEO, Plutonium Productions, LLC

Mechanical Engineering 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology


Do Quantum Computing this summer – Jan 15 deadline

[you maybe have to currently be a junior? – Erica]

Be a part of world-class research this summer

Learn about quantum information processing and gain research experience

At the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) we have a couple of different learning opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in quantum information processing.

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) – May 25-June 5
Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.
Watch this quick video to get a feel for the full experience.

Undergraduate Research Award – all summer
Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – experimentalist or theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary research community.

Apply before January 15!
You can choose to only apply to attend USEQIP, to only apply for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.*
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, click the URA button and complete the application.

*In the event that you are not invited to USEQIP, you will still be considered for an Undergraduate Research Award as we have more URA opportunities than spots in USEQIP.
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