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Replacing VBA with Python

Hi everyone,

Sorry for such short notice but we had a terribly difficult time finding a space.  Thankfully Facebook gave us a huge hand and is hosting our meetup in their new offices on Madison Avenue.

Our speaker this month is Ben Lerner, founder of DataNitro and recent MIT grad.

DataNitro is a Y-Combinator backed tool that integrates Python into Excel as a replacement for VBA.  It provides access to all of Python's libraries, including SciPy, Pandas and QuantLib.  And yes, Ben has promised me he will soon build R integration as well.

Ben will discuss how and why he built DataNitro and show what can be done with it.

As usual, we will get pizza from a local place (for you to rate) starting at 6:15 and Ben will begin around 7.  After the talk we'll head to a nearby bar.

Given the short notice and new space please RSVP quickly.  Please remember to show up at Facebook (335 Madison Ave (Bank of America Building), 17th floor) this month.

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  • Georgette

    Useful product that I might use. But companies bad documentation and processes can occur in any language--even R or Python-so I don't think switching out of VB will solve those problems.

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is very relevant to what I do. So a very useful talk.

    October 19, 2012

  • Paul P.

    One of the other announcements last night was about an upcoming conference on Python in finance. Is there website with info on this?

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Website for the conference I mentioned. http://nyc2012.pydata.org/

    October 17, 2012

  • @aaronchall

    Two security desks, so get a badge downstairs, and a lanyard badge at the Facebook front desk. Give the lanyards back when it's done.

    October 17, 2012

  • Gerald C.

    Jared, can I pay at the door? Paypal is not working for me.

    October 17, 2012

  • burt

    I can't make it, but it sounds cool. Try to put up a video of the talk.

    October 15, 2012

    • Jared L.

      We're still figuring out video in general. We'll try to start bringing a camera soon. Sorry you can't make it. Hope to see you at the next one.

      October 16, 2012

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