February, 23, 2015
At SIG, February means poker. In anticipation of our annual employee poker tournament, we kicked off the month with No Limit Hold ‘Em Classes. The classes taught poker beginners and gave skilled players a little more practice. Curious to see how our players are faring in the tournament? Experience the action with us as we follow five of our players through the tournament. Good luck to all of our participants!
January 9, 2015
We’re proud to see Philadelphia, the city we call home, finally get the attention it deserves. In addition to its position at the top of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2015 list, we can’t forget the great outdoor spaces and fantastic restaurant scene. Interested in seeing more of what Philly has to offer? Check out our open positions.
December 29, 2014
We celebrated the season with festive parties in each of our offices. In Bala, we enjoyed gourmet food stations with items like truffled french fries, sushi, and make your own milkshakes. In Dublin, we dressed up and grabbed props for a photo booth. We played poker in Chicago, listened to jazz in New York, and had a great dinner in San Francisco. Thanks to all of our employees for getting in the holiday spirit with us!
December 20, 2014
In the spirit of the holiday season, we celebrated by giving back. Employees teamed up to fulfill holiday “wish lists” for the Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Adopt-A-Family program, donate toys to the Saint Vincent De Paul Holiday Appeal and The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program, and to purchase 50+ bikes and helmets for local children in need through Toys for Tots.
December 12, 2014
Our employees have unpacked their boxes and officially moved in to our new Dublin office building. We've been enjoying using our brand new gym, larger kitchens, fully stocked library, and taking in the great views of our city. We can’t wait to continue to grow our team in our new space.
December 5, 2014
We've had a busy few months visiting schools across the country. We kicked things off with talks from one of our founders, Jeff Yass, at the Harvard and Penn Algorithmic Research Clubs. Next, we were off to the biannual Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, hosting a mini-event called “The Mathematics of Poker and Games” for the students. The event featured an estimation game, a talk by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Bill Chen, and prizes. Speaking of prizes, the first winner of our $5,000 Half Court Shot Contest scored big at the Brown men's basketball home opener and students from different schools participated in our MindSumo coding challenge, where they took home prizes of up to $150 for their applications. We enjoyed meeting students on campus and wish them the best of luck on finals!
November 23, 2014
Over 50 SIG athletes competed in our annual Under 30 vs. Over 30 Soccer game. Donning SIG jerseys, our game went into overtime with the Over 30 Team coming out on top—for the first time in 5 years! Congrats to all of our competitors.
November 12, 2014
Team SIG recently participated in the Corporate Challenge run in Sydney. The race brought in a record number of runners this year – over 8,200! – from 355 companies. We were proud to gather with our co-workers to celebrate workplace fitness and make a difference for the Indigenous Marathon Project, an organization that provides an opportunity for indigenous men and women to run the New York Marathon. Congratulations to all of the participants!
October 4, 2014
We recently enjoyed some friendly competition outside of the office at the Dublin Simon Fun Run in the Phoenix Park. Our SIG employees and their families raced for the charity, which works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow.
September 9, 2014
Team SIG came out in full force to participate in the Four Seasons Parkway Run/Walk benefitting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Over 500 SIG employees and our families competed in the 5K race or enjoyed the 2K family walk. With several SIG finishes in the front of the pack, we enjoyed spending the morning together for a little competition to support a great cause.
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