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Focus on Finance.

If you’ve ever wondered how to apply some of your data skills to finance then this is the evening for you. 

First up; the winners of the recent Boston Data Festival stock prediction hackathon will present the various stock prediction models used to win this Kaggle competition.  They will provide us with insights into what worked and what didn’t in their various predictive models.  Prior to the meetup we will make available the data sets used in the competition and also code from the winning models. 

Following this we are privileged to have a very respected practitioner from quant finance join us for the evening.  David Kane is a portfolio manager at Hutchin Hill Capital and has over 15 years experience in finance as both a statistician and portfolio manager.  His talk is titled  "Your Career in Finance. Or, Five Weird Tricks for Getting a Job on Wall Street."

If time permits we may do a quick overview of some of the tools and libraries popular with quant finance practitioners. 

As per usual we will follow this up with a networking session.

Hope to see you there.


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  • Ryuji

    Thanks for the awesome presentations. By the way, does anyone know where the pizza came from?

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Annie H.

      Where are you going?

      1 · December 13, 2013

    • Ryuji

      I was hoping to know where the pizza was baked... Maybe I need more data mining from this page to find out the answer.

      December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone! I'm William from the Buffalo team that presented about their stock model. We used our analysis for our final project in our Data Science class (, and we ended up making a website and 2-minute video to support our analysis.

    All of that is accessible at

    Also check out Process.ipynb at
    for our fully documented code and thought process

    Thanks everyone for your interest and support!

    December 13, 2013

  • Annie H.

    pizza came from datarobot

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Ugur

    Unfortunately I have missed it, even though wanted to attend so much. Will there be any repeat of this event?

    December 12, 2013

  • Sheamus M.

    Big thanks again to all our presenters this evening; solid talks and very well received. The stock prediction presentation slides/data etc can be found here:

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Thanks everyone for coming!

    December 12, 2013

  • Hugh C.

    Great show!

    December 11, 2013

  • robin m.

    It's really helpful. It's an eye opener to a career that I am interested in.

    December 11, 2013

  • pontii p.

    to hear Dave Kane speak - priceless!

    December 11, 2013

  • Todd

    hack / reduce is in Cambridge, near Kendall Square. The building is at the intersection of Third and Binney. Entrance on Third.

    275 3rd St in Cambridge

    275 *West* 3rd is in South Boston and that's where the map is pointing to.

    December 11, 2013

  • Feyzi B.

    275 3rd street, Cambridge, MA. Google Maps on iPhone for some reason gives directions to 275 W 3rd str in Boston, even if you select Cambridge.

    December 11, 2013

  • Feyzi B.

    It is in Cambridge, walking distance from Kendall.

    December 11, 2013

  • Alireza

    Is the address correct? Cambridge or Boston?

    December 11, 2013

  • robin m.

    Is this the correct address or the one above in Cambridge?
    275 W 3rd St
    Boston, MA 02127

    I'm not sure if i will be able to make it tonight. If not, Do i have to change my status from attending to "not attending" or something?

    Hope someone covers my shift tonight...

    December 11, 2013

  • Leland

    Looking forward to it!

    December 10, 2013

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