Ready Trader Go

Ready Trader Go

Welcome toReady Trader Go

Prepare to feel the rush as you attempt to solve the complexity of algorithmic trading. Presented by Optiver, a leading global market maker, this competition is open to students from Australia and New Zealand. The challenge is simple; outperforming your competitors isn’t.

You’ll need to build a trading algorithm, or autotrader, that runs on a simulated exchange and optimise it over three rounds. Finish in the top 8 teams and you’ll qualify for the grand finals and a chance at a first prize of AUD $50,000. Plus, the winning team will have the opportunity to nominate an educational institution who will receive AUD $10,000 to enhance STEM learning.

It’s time to see if your programming and analytical skills are up to the challenge of the markets.


The task

Competition Timeline

Registration Open

February 1, 2022
Form a team of two that incorporates both programming and data analysis skills and give yourselves a catchy name.
You're also welcome to participate individually.

Registration Close

March 4, 2022
Ensure you register by 12pm AEDT, Friday 4 March 2022. No late entries will be accepted.

Competition Open

March 7, 2022
You will receive the source code and resources that will explain everything you need to know about trading. We’ll also provide extra knowledge resources that you can use for your research.

Q&A Session

March 9, 2022
Attend our interactive Q&A session with one of our engineers to get clarification on any questions you may have.

Round 1 Submit Code

March 10, 2022
Submit your code for Round 1 into our Git repository by 5pm AEDT.

Leaderboard Update

March 14, 2022
The 1st round of submitted code will be run on a simulated exchange. The results from Round 1 will be published on the leaderboard page.

Round 2 Submit Code

March 17, 2022
Use the feedback in your log file(s) to improve your Autotrader and resubmit your code for Round 2 into our Git repository before 5pm AEDT.

Leaderboard Update

March 18, 2022
The 2nd round of submitted code will be run on a simulated exchange. The results from Round 2 will be published on the leaderboard page.

Round 3 Submit Code

March 24, 2022
Use the feedback in your log file(s) to improve your Autotrader and resubmit your code for Round 3 into our Git repository by 5pm AEDT.

Leaderboard Update

March 25, 2022
The 3rd round of submitted code will be run on a simulated exchange. The results from Round 3 will be put up on the leaderboard page. The final Top 8 teams will move on to the grand final.

Grand Final Code Submission

March 28, 2022
The Top 8 teams will continue to improve their code for the grand final. Use the feedback in your log file(s) and resubmit your code for the final round into our Git repository before 5pm AEDT.

Grand Final Prize Giving Announcement

April 1, 2022
The Top 8 teams code will run against each other to complete for the first prize of $50,000! Plus you'll receive an all expenses paid trip to the in-person grand final, held at Optiver Sydney.

Entry Requirements

Each team must be made up of two students who are currently enrolled in any course at a university in Australia or New Zealand. If you’ve worked at a market making or electronic trading company previously, you’re unfortunately not eligible to participate.


Prizes

The prize money is in Australian Dollars:
1st = $50,000
2nd = $5,000
3rd = $3,000
4th to 8th = $1,000


$5,000
$50,000
$3,000

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