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Some New Jams, and a Teeeeny Sneak Peek Into 2016

Mainstage at Tech(no11)

Mainstage at Tech(no11)

Happy Boxing day ladies and gentlemen. I know it’s been a minute since you’ve heard from me and it’s for (somewhat) good reason. I have a lot of really exciting things to tell everyone about as 2015 begins to wind down. First things first though, hit play and listen to the latest edition of State Dependent Learning – Vol 4!

I want to give a HUGE shoutout to my good friend Dabura for letting me play what is one of my favorite new tracks. The first time I heard it was at his place a few weeks ago while he was prepping to play for a Transmit Tuesday at Spybar. He’s so damn humble that at the time he wasn’t even sure if he was going to play it that night or not. Myself and one other friend more or less insisted that he do.

Talk Nerdy to Me

Okay, so, sorry we’re still using my shitty JS player. I can promise you that I haven’t been sitting around with my thumb up my ass and there’s a REALLY REALLY REALLY cool new one coming soon I promise. Actually, let’s talk about what’s going on where my passions for music and software meet. Most of you know that I’ve been working very closely with Onlythebeat.com for some time now and that we are going to be launching a streaming music service. Progress has been a LOT slower than I would have liked it to be, however we are getting SUUUUPER close to being able to launch! Excluding OTB Staff and industry insiders, we’re going to be offering a beta to a VERY LIMITED number of my friends, family, and whoever kisses my ass enough, so look out for that. I really really reallly wish I could tell you more about the features and functionality that the new service will offer, however that will have to wait a few more weeks.

I can say that the back end is a thing of SERIOUS beauty. It’s written in PHP using my good friend David Young‘s Opulence Framework. There’s a lot of fancy footwork going on behind the scenes and it really wouldn’t have been doable without his tireless efforts. The back end will actually be accessible via a publicly documented API, so I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of 3rd party apps people dream up. Maybe someday you’ll see OTB Ableton Plugins and apps.

On the frontend side, I’ve taken it upon myself to learn AngularJS – and boy has that been a shallow learning curve!! Actually pretty much the only reason we’re not live is because I’m still hammering out the connection between the front and back ends. The things that Angular lets you do, however, are worth the sweat equity. As soon as that’s done, onlythebeat.com is going to be a different animal altogether.

Great Jams Bro. When and Where can I see you Play?

So this is blowing my mind, but 2015 has been a really good year for me in terms of my development as a DJ. To think that I literally played my first gig at a yoga studio this April. Four months later, I was graced with the honor of playing the main room of a monthly loft series that has become a Chicago staple. By far my favorite gig this year though, was without a doubt this boat party that I played in Austin, TX for Halloween. Sometimes the combination of the crowd, the jams, and what you happen to be feeling at the moment just combines and you blow everyone’s mind. That was what happened at this particular party. It certainly didn’t hurt that my costume was a huge hit.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. Playing on a boat party in Austin, TX for Halloween 2015!

Details are still in the works, but I’ll be playing in Mexico for a BPM afterparty on Jan 12 & 14. January 14 is my birthday, so if you don’t come to Mexico for this, I’m going to be seriously PISSED. Flights are super cheap and this particular party doesn’t even charge a cover so you have literally ZERO excuse to not go.

On Jan 5 & 26 I’ll be at Spybar for Transmit Tuesdays. Jan 20th I’ll be at Lokal for Consumed. I’m sure there will also be a few Corepower dates as well, though details for all of these are still in the works. As soon as I have flyers and 100% confirmed set times and dates, don’t you worry…. I’ll be spamming you along with everyone else I know :p.

Panel Discussion Announcement: The Future of Option Trading

Options Alliance

I’ve been asked to speak at a panel put on by the kind folks at the Options Alliance entitled The Future of Option Trading: Finding Edge Outside the Pit. At this Options Alliance event, panelists will discuss many of the environmental changes that have taken place over the last few years in the options space. The evolution away from pit-based markets; new opportunities that have been created by entrepreneurs in the options industry; legal and technological hurdles to overcome; and how to market and promote your new business venture.

I’m on the second panel entitled Roadblocks to Your New Options Business along with Andrew May of May Law, PC and Earl Humphrey of iOwn Advisors.

The event will be held on November 5, 2013, from 12:00 to 5:30 pm at The Buckingham Athletic Club 440 South LaSalle Chicago, IL 60605. Tickets are $25 and you can register here. I hope to see you there!

Scaled Dynamics is Hiring Salespeople!

Scaled Dynamics, Inc. is seeking to fill the position of Sales Manager. This position is best suited to a candidate looking to work closely with a small team in a fast-growing start-up and must be able to work with a high degree of autonomy.

Responsibilities would include:
• Develop new leads for our consulting and product lines by networking, cold calling, attending industry trade shows, events, and conferences
• Develop existing leads generated by SD Marketing activities
• Generate interest, qualify prospects, perform sales presentations and formulate a sales action plan or strategy for individual clients.
• Communicate between software engineers and customers to gather requirements used in proposals
• Produce high quality proposals for highly technical consulting projects

Job Requirements:
• Strong understanding of the technology needs of financial trading firms
• Experience with Proprietary Trading, Buy Side, Sell Side, and Retail trading
• A willingness to work hard in a growing company in a fast-changing industry

Ideal Candidates would also possess the following characteristics:
• Willingness to travel
• Experience with Software Development
• Experience with Customer Support
• An existing book of leads
• Entrepreneurial spirit

This is a salaried hourly position, with pay commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, health club membership, company phones & laptops, paid time off and generous bonus potential. Our office is located in The Loop (financial district), and is within walking distance to public transportation.

About Scaled Dynamics:
Headquartered in Chicago, Scaled Dynamics, Inc. is a premier Independent Software Vendor (ISV) catering to automated traders across the globe, including Futures Commissions Merchants (FCMs), proprietary trading operations, brokers, and individual traders. In addition to its suite of high performance execution software, Scaled Dynamics, Inc. offers software professional consulting services, including customized functionality for execution strategies, back-office, risk management, and scalable infrastructure with a core competency in futures, options and other derivatives.

Scaled Dynamics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Interested parties should e-mail a statement of interest along with a resume to:
careers@scaleddynamics.com

For More Info, visit Scaled Dynamics Careers