Hackday 2021 – Electroshock Therapy

This month, Caplin held its biannual hackday event. Developers got into teams of up to 3 and had 24 hours to produce something befitting this year's theme: Speed. Along with my colleague Andrew Voneshen we formed the team “Driving Miss ...Read More

Hackday – gRPC

Our streaming server Liberator serves financial data to browsers with low latency and high resilience.  We’ve used it for trading and pricing all kinds of assets in web based trading systems, and particularly for FX. However, this genericity means ...Read More

Hack Day 2019: WhatsApp trading and chat

Caplin held its 2019 hack day on the 8th of November. The theme was ‘Talking with Robosaurs’, and encouraged projects with a focus on AI, chat and messaging. Focusing on the messaging theme, Adam Iley, Andy Lyons, and Andy Voneshen grouped ...Read More

Hack Day 2019: Jenny the Support bot

The theme for Hackday XI was 'Talking with Robosaurs' - a focus on artificial intelligence and communication. We created a team from our crack Support desk squad- Toby Catlin, Tom Brook and Andy Fernandes. ...Read More

Hack Day 2019: release notes linter

Caplin's 2019 Hack Day was held on Thursday 8 November. This year’s theme was ‘Talking With Robosaurs’, and contestants were encouraged to focus their projects on AI or chat-ops. For my project this year, I created an online release-notes linter, to ...Read More

Hack Day 2018 – Algebros Algorithmic Trading

Hack Day 2018 was themed 'Power to the People', which offered a broad spectrum for interpretation. Enter team Algebros, the dynamic trio of Tom Pitts, Bodrul Alam and Jack Cusack. Our mission: to give power to the people - ...Read More

Hack Day 2017: TimeCube

There is not one person I know who loves doing timesheets. The finance team hate chasing us for them and we hate having to itemise our work day. Even worse is when you come in on a Monday morning and have ...Read More

Hack Day 2017: Onwards Defrosted Tuna

Hack Day 2017, ‘Let’s Get Physical’, required that every entry contain a hardware component. To meet this requirement, the 'Onwards Defrosted Tuna' team decided to leverage the Caplin Platform to enable a web application to initiate and terminate calls on a ...Read More