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SkillsCast

Build yourself a fintech data science toolkit for free with open source software

19th December 2016 in London at CodeNode

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Excel has proved to be the tool of choice for (tens of?) thousands of traders and market analysts who have been doing data science -- finding relationships between assets and economic metrics -- since times before the category 'data scientist' even existed. But as the data sets get bigger and the patterns get harder to find, Excel performs substantially less well than the modern data scientist's toolkit. Now might be the time to wean yourself off Excel and get familiar with the new tools.

This presentation show how easy it is to install and use the open source applications you need. Robert Hardy will show how the same kind of data cleaning and analysis is done with Python.

The presentation will keep technical details to a minimum. If you have ever worked with Excel then you should be able to follow along.

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Build yourself a fintech data science toolkit for free with open source software

Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy is a full stack quant, with over 12 years of experience in the front office teams of major financial institutions. He has built professional portfolio management systems entirely from open source components. He experienced an epiphany when he was introduced to TDD, pair programming and Agile methods. Robert talks and blogs on topics related to software and mathematics, and with his diploma in painting and ceramics in hand he claims to even have some level of expertise in the Fine Arts.

SkillsCast

Excel has proved to be the tool of choice for (tens of?) thousands of traders and market analysts who have been doing data science -- finding relationships between assets and economic metrics -- since times before the category 'data scientist' even existed. But as the data sets get bigger and the patterns get harder to find, Excel performs substantially less well than the modern data scientist's toolkit. Now might be the time to wean yourself off Excel and get familiar with the new tools.

This presentation show how easy it is to install and use the open source applications you need. Robert Hardy will show how the same kind of data cleaning and analysis is done with Python.

The presentation will keep technical details to a minimum. If you have ever worked with Excel then you should be able to follow along.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Build yourself a fintech data science toolkit for free with open source software

Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy is a full stack quant, with over 12 years of experience in the front office teams of major financial institutions. He has built professional portfolio management systems entirely from open source components. He experienced an epiphany when he was introduced to TDD, pair programming and Agile methods. Robert talks and blogs on topics related to software and mathematics, and with his diploma in painting and ceramics in hand he claims to even have some level of expertise in the Fine Arts.