Banks' early stage tech interns created an innovative dating app
If you're a technologist in an investment bank and you're struggling to find someone who can share the time between the end of the normal working day and the late night calls with offshore offices, some of this year's aspiring banking juniors could help you out.
A group of technologists who participated in this year's Fintech focus program in New York, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, among others, developed a dating app that matches 'soulmates' based on their Spotify play lists.
You can download the app (called Spotify Soumates) for yourself here. "After creating an account and adding favorite songs to their profile using our powerful search function, users can find and connect with their musical match using our complex matching algorithms," says Dyllon Preston, a freshman at the Georgia Insitute of Technology, who created the app along with Arian Islam at New York University and Victor Liu, who's still at High School.
It's not clear whether the three have considered the potential need for a Spotify licensing agreement and we can't testify as to whether the app actually works, but it could provide an interesting way to meet up with people who are keen to ingratiate themselves with the CEO of Goldman Sachs: all you need is a Spotify playlist full of empowering electronic dance music, including the latest by D-Sol, AKA David Solomon himself.
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