Now that the interns have mostly gone back to school, it’s a good time to look back at what they did while they were here. We had a bumper crop — more than 30 dev interns between our London, New York and Hong Kong offices — and they worked on just about every corner of our code-base.
In this post, I wanted to talk about just one of those areas: building efficient, browser-based user interfaces.
Really, that’s kind of a weird topic for us. Jane Street is not a web company, and is not by nature a place that spends a lot of time on pretty user interfaces. The software we build is for our own consumption, so the kind of spit and polish you see in consumer oriented UIs are just not that interesting here.