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SIG: Career Opportunties for Chicagoland C++ Developers in 2012-2013

  • Nov 13, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus

UniForum Chicago is proud to announce the topic for the November 13, 2012 SIG meeting: "Career Opportunties for Chicagoland C++ Developers in[masked]" by Gene Panov and Brennan Hughes.

Our meetings are free and open to the public and begin promptly at 7pm at the IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton, IL. Additional information regarding this presentation can be found at

Hope to see you there!

ABSTRACT :Brennan Hughes, a Partner at World Wide Financial Industry Recruiting Services; a C++ developer headhunter who is working on several openings, will present an overview of openings and demand trends in the Chicagoland area for C++ programmers. Gene Panov of Prime 7 Systems LLC will focus on one position currently open at his firm in processing high frequency market data for options and futures at the system level.  He is looking for an additional developer for their fully-electronic options and futures market-making system. He will provide and go over actual programming examples.

Once we have finished, we will adjourn to nearby Cozymel's Mexican restaurant for food and drinks.


Gene Panov is a Quantitative Developer with six years of experience in options (vanilla and exotic, stocks and futures, listed and OTC, U.S. and Europe). He worked at Knight Capital Group (the largest stock market-maker in the U.S.) and Citigroup. He studied Mathematical Statistics at CEMI, Russian Academy of Sciences and has a Cand.Sci (~equiv. PhD).

Brennan Hughes is a Partner at World Wide Financial Industry Recruiting Services, a recruiting firm servicing start-up, emerging, and leading high frequency trading groups around the globe.  WWFIRS works with HFT groups to recruit, hire, and retain the best and the brightest software engineering, quantitative research, and trading talent in the industry.  Since joining the firm in 2009, Brennan has established himself as an industry expert, leveraging deep knowledge of trading technology, along with an industry insider perspective.  Highly adept at assessing client needs and understanding specific candidate talents, Brennan has effectively completed over 50 placements for top-tier HFT clients globally.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative, I had no idea about how important C++ is in High Frequency Trading.

    November 18, 2012

  • Wayne S.

    Very interesting perspective on programming techniques and strategies for high speed trading environments

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    I'd come to this event, but I am going to have a component swapped on my Multiple Input Multiple Output Wideband Software Defined Radio Board pictured here:

    From there, I will be able to simply run GSM Software on my laptop computer allowing GSM Sim card phones to connect to my SDR device, and route Voice/SMS over the Internet. Next to be worked on is both receiving/broadcasting TV signals, then 4G LTE which you CAN run as software on your laptop, and TV White Space applications ALL running off of a SINGLE wireless device!

    I start doing demonstrations & sales shortly!



    November 11, 2012

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