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23 декабря 2016, 17:29

Strip hackathon: 24 hours to make a million – while surrounded by girls

The hackathon consists of several programmer teams that in 24 hours must create an IT project on a particular subject. But the task is complicated, since it is the strip club that has set the subject. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn "Dude, what are you doing here?" a tall, broad-shouldered guard in a suit asks me. "You won't believe it – I'm working!" I reply. I'm sitting in a dressing room, surrounded by 20 half-naked girls. Some of the girls could be called "sweet," some "hot," others have a diabolical flame in their eyes, one that entices you despite their ordinary appearance. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn But I am working. Honestly. I'm collecting material for this article on the Strip Hack Moscow 2016 marathon, the first hackathon in the world, which is taking place in Moscow's elite Golden Girls Club. The hackathon consists of several programmer teams that in 24 hours must create an IT project on a particular subject. But the task is complicated, since it is the strip club that has set the subject. There are three distinct groups in the club: the frightened 20-something programmers who are trying to win the million-ruble prize (about $16,500); the beauties who must use all their wiles to prevent the computer specialists from realizing their "golden" dream; the club's management, which has organized the contest in order to develop an IT project for attracting new clients to the club. Most of the performers are girls who are tired of the boring professions that their parents imposed on them. Among them are former ballerinas and professional dancers who refused to work for peanuts and an idea, as well as just money-hungry young ladies. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn The girls The club's ambiance is saturated with the atmosphere from the 1995 film Showgirls. The dancers are basically living the life of the film's protagonist Nomi Malone. However, instead of Las Vegas, they are out to conquer Moscow. Most of the performers are girls who are tired of the boring professions that their parents imposed on them. Among them are former ballerinas and professional dancers who refused to work for peanuts and an idea, as well as just money-hungry young ladies. "They are all beautiful ladies who don't know how to be happy with men. We help them become happy," explains club owner Lucky Lee. Some of the girls could be called "sweet," some "hot," others have a diabolical flame in their eyes, one that entices you despite their ordinary appearance. Being uninhibited is their main quality. They tell me: "Whatever is forbidden is possible." Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn Being uninhibited is their main quality. They tell me: "Whatever is forbidden is possible." And throughout the evening they shower you with this illusion as the club's guards tirelessly look on. They merrily run around, laugh, change into expensive lingerie right in front of me without embarrassment and prepare themselves to seduce the men in the audience. The battle for the million Meanwhile, 100 programmers divide themselves into teams and start working. But with the appearance of the girls, problems begin to arise in the audience: Someone's system turns off on his laptop, someone else needs to urgently go and get some electronics for the gadget he is developing, etc. And obviously many begin socializing with the girls. The majority of the programmers are still trying to be patient and restrained and to continue working. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn "I am not a stripper! I'm a flirt actress," says a minute 18-year-old girl with dark hair in pink lace underwear to a rotund programmer with a laptop in his hands. In response he mumbles something about morality and self-development. "I can develop here, in the strip club," parries the dancer. The majority of the programmers are still trying to be patient and restrained and to continue working. But others are deciding whether or not to forget the IT marathon and enjoy the free company of the girls. Besides, not everyone understands the concept of the "flirt actress" and they take the words "whatever is forbidden is possible" literally. "Can you believe it – I'm dancing for him and he [one of the programmers] offers me 500 bucks for a night at his place? Does he really think I cost so little?" complains Olesya, standing in front of me on her 20-centimeter-high heels and wearing turquoise lingerie. "Prostitutes have clients! We have guests. And we don't sleep with them," she adds after some thought. The winners The winners of the hackathon, as expected, are those who were able to resist the temptation. "I am a deeply married man with kids. What do I need strippers for?" says Ruslan, head of the Brocard team. It is his five-man group that receives the competition's main prize: financing for the project and a job contract with the strip club. He will have time to admire the flirt actresses later. "I am not a stripper! I'm a flirt actress," says a minute 18-year-old girl with dark hair in pink lace underwear to a rotund programmer with a laptop in his hands. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn "Thanks to our development, the club will be able to screen people. We've invented the concept of cards that guests, after their visit to the club, will hand out to their friends and thus attract people from their social group to the establishment," explains Ruslan. Depending on the amount that a customer spends in one night, they will receive a certain set of services at the strip club: alcohol, food, private dances, etc. "This system also includes the "kickback algorithm," meaning that if you bring a friend with a similar social status, you'll get a bonus," says Ruslan. 24 hours later After the 24-hour hackathon you stop noticing all the delights of the strip club: The girls' beauty fades with your weariness and the ceiling lights lull you to sleep. The winning team celebrates their success with Lucky Lee and I make for the exit… bumping into a journalist colleague. Just like in a cheesy film my glass of red wine spills on her new blouse. "You goddamned journalist! Get the hell out of here!" she yells at me. I could have made a new acquaintance. But definitely not today. Not after the strip-hackathon. And so I leave. "You goddamned journalist! Get the hell out of here!" she yells at me. I could have made a new acquaintance. But definitely not today. Source: Mikhail Sinitsyn Read more: The wild times never end: Russia's oldest nightclub Night Flight turns 25>>> Subscribe to get the hand picked best stories every week

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08 декабря 2016, 21:33

Pierre Lagrange takes on advisory role at Man Group

Founding member of GLG to change jobs after hedge fund shake-up

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08 декабря 2016, 21:33

Pierre Lagrange takes on advisory role at Man Group

Founding member of GLG to change jobs after hedge fund shake-up

03 ноября 2016, 14:52

Звездные трейдеры проигрывают машинам

Алгоритмические фонды привлекли в этом году $21 млрд, тогда как фонды под управлением звездных трейдеров лишились около $60 млрд, сообщает агентство Bloomberg.

17 октября 2016, 09:24

Рынки акций Европы выросли в пятницу на данных из Китая

Фондовые индексы Западной Европы выросли в пятницу благодаря позитивным данным о китайской инфляции и ралли в банковском секторе, что помогло сводному индексу крупнейших предприятий региона Stoxx Europe 600 завершить неделю в плюсе, пишет Financial Times.

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14 октября 2016, 12:52

Man Group to buy property manager Aalto Invest

Hedge fund company wants to reduce reliance on fees from AHL flagship range

30 сентября 2016, 16:00

Las Vegas Vacation: 7 Things to Do If You Don’t Gamble

Sin City has more to offer than slot machines. Even if you’re not a gambling man (or woman), you’ll find plenty to do during your Las Vegas vacation.

12 августа 2016, 00:52

Procrastinating on August 11, 2016

**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads:** * **Ryan Avent**: _[Absence of Evidence: The Fed Rethinking One Thing too Many][]_ * **Olivier Blanchard**: _[Do DSGE Models Have a Future?][]_ * **Dan Diamond**: [Obamacare](https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/636217046863376384) * **Bridget Ansel**: _[A new proposal to reform the U.S. estate tax - Equitable Growth][]_: [A new proposal to...

05 августа 2016, 03:41

Links for the Week of August 14, 2016

**Most-Recent Must-Reads:** * **David Kamin**: _[Taxing Capital: Paths to a Fairer and Broader U.S. Tax System][]_ * **Simon Wren-Lewis**: _[A Divided Nation][]_ * **Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic** (2015): [Income Inequality in the United States in Cross-National Perspective: Redistribution Revisited](http://www.gc.cuny.edu/CUNY_GC/media/CUNY-Graduate-Center/PDF/Centers/LIS/LIS-Center-Research-Brief-1-2015.pdf) * **Doug Jones** (2015): _[The Patriarchal Age][]_: The time of......

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20 июля 2016, 16:37

Pimco Finds a Good Man Manager for Tough Task

Pimco has poached Manny Roman, a talented chief executive from the world’s biggest listed hedge-fund manager, Man Group of the U.K.

20 июля 2016, 15:28

Глава Man Group уйдет из компании и возглавит PIMCO

Новым гендиректором американской инвестиционной компании Pacific Investment Management (Pimco) с ноября станет Эммануэль Роман, отмечается в сообщении компании.

20 июля 2016, 15:28

Глава Man Group уйдет из компании и возглавит PIMCO

Новым гендиректором американской инвестиционной компании Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO) с ноября станет Эммануэль Роман, отмечается в сообщении компании.

20 июля 2016, 11:19

Европейские индексы растут в среду

Европейские фондовые индексы повышаются в среду, инвесторы оценивают корпоративную отчетность крупных компаний.

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20 июля 2016, 09:23

Pimco turns to Man Group's Roman to lead revival

LONDON (Reuters) - Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) has poached Emmanuel 'Manny' Roman from Man Group , the world's biggest listed hedge fund, as it tries to reverse a slump in fortunes since...

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12 июля 2016, 09:36

Хедж-фонды пытаются успеть заработать на росте рубля

Хедж-фонды по всему миру пытаются повторить успех Man Group, еще в феврале сделавшей ставку на укрепление рубля. За это время рубль подорожал на 21%. Если в феврале действия главного стратегия Man Group Гильермо Оссеса казались, как минимум, слишком поспешными, то теперь он выглядит победителем.

11 июля 2016, 16:29

За лучшим хеджфондом, спекулирующим на рубле, ...

Пять месяцев назад Гильермо Оссес из Man Group Plc, ставивший на рост курса рубля, казался одиноким волком, но его прогноз оправдал себя, и теперь другие участники рынка спешат присоединиться. Ведущий стратег Man GLG по долговым рынкам развивающихся стран вступил в лагерь быков по российской валюте и ОФЗ как минимум с февраля в расчете на то, что стабилизация цен на нефть остановит падение рубля и приведет к замедлению инфляции в стране, являющейся крупнейшим в мире э… читать далее…

11 июля 2016, 16:29

За лучшим хедфондом, спекулирующим на рубле, ...

Пять месяцев назад Гильермо Оссес из Man Group Plc, ставивший на рост курса рубля, казался одиноким волком, но его прогноз оправдал себя, и теперь другие участники рынка спешат присоединиться. Ведущий стратег Man GLG по долговым рынкам развивающихся стран вступил в лагерь быков по российской валюте и ОФЗ как минимум с февраля в расчете на то, что стабилизация цен на нефть остановит падение рубля и приведет к замедлению инфляции в стране, являющейся крупнейшим в мире э… читать далее…

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11 июля 2016, 06:18

Рубль. Спекулянты ждут дальнейшего роста, а ...

Пять месяцев назад быков по российской валюте было по пальцам пересчитать, однако теперь они купаются в лучах славы, пересчитывая прибыль, а бывшие медведи бросаются покупать рубль в надежде наверстать упущенное. Одним из таких смелых быков оказался Гильермо Оссес, главный стратег по развивающимся рынкам Man Group (ProFinance.ru: крупнейший в мире публичный хедж-фонд), который как минимум с февраля прогнозировал рост рубля, ожидая стабилизации … читать далее…

01 июля 2016, 21:59

The 19 Most Millennial-Friendly Cities for College Grads

Photo courtesy of @amandamariemedia on Instagram One of life's greatest mysteries is "Where am I going to live after college?" For some of you the answer is "Wherever I get a job." or "Near my family." If you're more of the adventurous type and are looking to move to a different city after you graduate, I've ranked the U.S. fastest growing cities for jobs in 2016. My criteria for these included median pay, cost of living, recent job growth %, unemployment %, crime rate, % population with a bachelor's degree, and % population that's married (for all my #SingleLadies). 19. Las Vegas, NV Photo courtesy of Brian Harris/Flickr If you like an active night life scene, including favorites like Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group, maybe you should consider Las Vegas. Pretty low cost of living, awesome restaurants and bars, plus you're able to tell everyone you live in Sin City. Besides hotels and tourism, the school district is the major employer in Las Vegas - perfect for recent education major graduates. 18. Phoenix, AZ Photo courtesy of Alan English CPA/Flickr Arizona's "Valley of the Sun" has some of the most unique outdoor activities in the country. Hot air balloon rides (which also have their own festival), floating the Salt River, and national parks make the fall and winter months fun. During the arid summers, enjoy Phoenix's restaurants, bars, water parks, and museums. 17. Greeley, CO Photo courtesy of City of Greeley on Flickr If you prefer more of a small town vibe, Greeley is the place. What it lacks in population, it makes up for in low cost of living, minimal traffic, and beautiful parks. Greeley is also home to the largest Fourth of July rodeo and celebration in the U.S., which means 2 weeks of rodeo, concerts, food, and fireworks. 16. Portland, OR Photo courtesy of @irinafab on Instagram There's more to Portland than what you may've seen on the show Portlandia. An abundance of parks, coastal scenery, and bike trails make this green city popular with millennials. Be sure to visit the Pearl District for shops, craft brews, and restaurants. 15. San Jose, CA Photo courtesy of Brian Menges on Flickr The capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a great city for recent tech grads. Nicknamed "Man Jose" for its high male to female population ratio - holla, single people everywhere - San Jose also has museums, fine dining, outdoor sports, and the Taco Festival of Innovation. 14. Dallas, TX Photo by Sydney Eakin As a native Fort Worthian, the rival to Dallas, this is a little difficult to admit, but Dallas has something for everyone. From Deep Ellum - the art, bar, and food center of the city - to a team for every pro sport you'd want to watch. Don't forget the Fortune 500 company HQs and, of course, the Texas State Fair. Can you say fried food galore? 13. San Diego, CA Photo courtesy of Alexander Munoz on Flickr San Diego, the home to Comic-Con International and America's Most Popular Zoo, is another great place for new college graduates. If you like unique restaurants, farmer's markets, and the ocean maybe you should look to the coast after graduation. 12. Salt Lake City, UT Photo courtesy of @testcase72 on Instagram Salt Lake City has became a hot spot tourism ever since the 2002 Winter Olympics. The city acts as Utah's own Silicon Valley and is one of the best places to move for people in the tech industry, with national parks and many outdoor activities. 11. Ogden, UT Photo courtesy of @signsofalltimes on Instagram A suburb of Salt Lake City, Ogden is a great place for those who like being close to shopping, food, and bars, but also enjoy museums, canyon trails, and dinosaur parks. The annual Harvest Moon Festival features local vendors, live music, and arm wrestling. 10. Cape Coral, FL Photo courtesy of @jenalabanana on Instagram A smaller, yet growing, metropolis in Florida, Cape Coral is a great place for boating, fishing, and hiking. Right on the gulf coast, the city is also home to many great seafood restaurants, and its own art festival. Also it's not that far from the newly opened Cuba. 9. San Francisco, CA Photo courtesy of Mike Behnken on Flickr The home of iconic fixtures like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the crookedest road in the world (steep + 8 hairpin turns in a row? I'll pass) San Francisco is perfect for college graduates wanting to start their own businesses - especially in the tech world. All the talent you need is there as well as the trolley system, unique restaurants, and, hello, Wine Country. 8. Boise, ID Photo courtesy of Charles (Chuck) Peterson on Flickr The largest town in Idaho, with friendly people and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Boise is perfect for those who love being outside. It offers hiking, biking, parks, and conservatories, and it's less than an hour away from skiing and other snow sports. For people who prefer the indoors, there are also bars, comedy clubs, live music halls, theatres, and perfect date night restaurants. 7. Fort Lauderdale, FL Photo courtesy of Robert Ciavarro on Flickr Fort Lauderdale offers young people the opportunity to live on the beach, feel like you're living in a close-knit community, and only be an hour's train ride from Miami. Take a boat tour, visit the museum, or drive out to the Everglades - just remember, don't feed the gators. 6. Denver, CO Photo courtesy of @brenton.mccoy on Instagram If you love waking up to the mountains every day, and enjoy drinking craft beer, Denver is definitely the city for you. In addition to outdoor activities and a varied nightlife, the Mile High City is home to some of the best sunsets in the country. 5. Orlando, FL Photo courtesy of Mark Chandler on Flickr The home of Disney World and Harry Potter world is also becoming a good place for new graduates. A city growing beyond its tourist image, it boasts nightlife, lakes, and an increasing population. Orlando is great if you love the summer time, and being an hour away from sand and surf. 4. Charlotte, NC Photo courtesy of James Willamor on Flickr Known as the "Queen City", best for young professionals, Charlotte is unique in that you don't have to be born there to be from there. After you're there, be sure to check out their burgers, parks, and the Carolina Panthers. 3. Seattle, WA Photo courtesy of Tiffany Von Arnim on Flickr Seattle, the birthplace of American favorites such as Starbucks Coffee and Jimi Hendrix, seems to only get better with age. The city boasts its noteworthy coffee shops, restaurants, and, of course, Pike Place Market. If you love rainy weather (like me) and big cities, Seattle is perfect for you. 2. Austin, TX Photo courtesy of @amandamariemedia on Instagram Anyone who has ever been to Austin can tell you this city is an obvious choice for people under 30. Loads of unique restaurants, shopping, and a beautiful graffiti park make this a hub for college grads (the cost of living and low crime rate also help). 1. Raleigh, NC Photo courtesy of Bill Dickinson on Flickr One of the best cities in the country for history buffs and outdoorsy people also happens to be the best place for new grads. Enjoy the beautiful parks and museums in the daytime and their awesome bars and restaurants at night. More from Spoon University: The 8 Worst Things You Can Do at Starbucks, According to a Barista How to Make a Week's Worth of Dinners for Under $25 at Trader Joe's The Best Dessert in Every State in America -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.