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Better Hedging Through Deep Learning

Metis Data Science

Please sign-in at the front desk. Recent work by JPMorgan's Quantitative Research team has developed a new technique for calculating optimal hedges for arbitrary derivatives portfolios that is based on training a deep learning neural network. This technique reduces to standard risk neutral hedges when the standard risk neutral assumptions hold: no transaction costs, no restrictions on hedge size, continuous rebalancing of hedges, and no unhedgeable risks. However, it cleanly generalizes to the cases where those assumptions are violated. This technique shows promise for hedging problems in less liquid markets, such as physical commodity asset optimization and variable annuity hedging. Speaker: Dr. Mark Higgins, Beacon Platform, Inc. Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Dr. Higgins co-founded Beacon in 2014 after spending twenty years on trading floors as a quantitative developer, trader, and manager, developing industry-leading trading and risk management software. ************* About Metis Metis (https://thisismetis.com/) accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps. The Metis bootcamp curriculum is designed and delivered by highly educated and industry-experienced practitioners, and all bootcamp graduates receive hands-on career support until they’re hired. Campuses are located in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. On the corporate side, Metis works with large organizations who want to upskill their teams in data science and analytics to gain efficiencies, remain competitive, and improve their bottom lines. Metis is proud to be backed by Kaplan, a global leader in education. ************* Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack ************* Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

Livestream: Coding and Algorithm Interview Practice

Metis Livestream

This event will be conducted online via Livestream and Slack: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8808855 Join our Metis Community Slack channel here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Chicago Tech Interviews is conducting a coding workshop at Metis Chicago and you can join online! They'll share some coding interview problems over the Livestream, break into small groups to work on them (you can work from home and join the conversation in Slack), then present the problems and their solutions via the Livestream! Schedule: 7:15 - 7:30pm Share problems (Livestream) 7:15 - 8:30pm Work problems (Slack) 8:30 - 9:00pm Review Answers (Livestream) Problems they've covered in the past: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1ZGADw2_Uj9yqAW2ZrsYHyz_gYftRWWYYUsjp5-BGgJI • What they'll do: Work through some interview problems in groups, then present the answers at the end. • What to bring: Bring paper and pencil, laptops are optional but often useful. • Important to know: Be ready to write code. It might not be perfect but to do well on coding interviews, you absolutely need to be comfortable writing code on whiteboards in front of other people. About Metis Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science. Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

New York Python: Lightning Talks & Talk Practice Night!

Please sign in at the front desk. Have you been looking for an opportunity to give a talk? This is your chance. We're doing Lightning Talks! ⚡⚡What is a Lightning Talk? ⚡⚡ A lightning talk... • ... is a 5-minute talk on any topic, technical or not • ... is often about something cool you just learned or some open source software you wrote. • ... can have slides but it's not required • ... doesn't need to be prepared, but could be • ... can be given by ANYONE, even someone totally new to Python! First-timers and first-time speakers are always welcome. Multiple talks per person are allowed (just make sure everyone else has a chance first!) Please no marketing pitches. All attendees and talks must follow the NYC Python Code of Conduct, which governs all our spaces online and off. https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172 ⚡⚡How do I give a talk ? ⚡⚡ Sign-up to speak here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ksh2ZW9i6OwSLYDMHqk8wkd-9eF2mmMomWwkkX4-ec4/edit#gid=0 Signing up in advance isn't required -- if you'd prefer, just show up and talk. ⚡⚡Event details ⚡⚡ Doors open at 6:00; first talk at 6:30; event ends at 8:00 --- 👉Need an idea for a talk? The above spreadsheet includes talk ideas! 👉Want to see someone give a talk on a specific topic? Add a request to the spreadsheet above! 👉Want to know more about what to expect? Jessica Garson has written up some great advice on how to prepare and make the most of it! https://dev.to/jessicagarson/how-giving-lightning-talks-helped-me-gain-technical-confidence--2omm 👉Are you interested in being a speaker at a future NYC Python Talk Night? Giving a lightning talk is a great way to get involved with our community. Speak with an organizer at the event to let us know. About Metis Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science. Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

AMA About, How Can Data Save the World? with Natalie Evans Harris

NOTE: This is a live "Ask Me Anything" within Zoom. The Zoom link will be shared here shortly and sent to all yes RSVPs. Every individual has the ability to transform lives and save the world. But only when the right data is accessible at the right time. How do we ensure that happens? By equipping: DIGITAL PERSONS: to exercise freedom of choice in determining how their data can and should be used used. POLICYMAKERS: to create and deliver policy solutions responsible for the legal and equitable rights needed to experience a truly open internet. ORGANIZATIONS: to adopt models of practice that balance innovation with the ethical use of data. Join Natalie Evans Harris for an AMA exploring the ways in which data scientists, data professionals, companies and institutions can equip others to transform lives through data. Natalie is the Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives at BrightHive, Inc. Natalie is a thought leader on the ethical and responsible use of data after nearly 20 years advancing the public sector’s strategic use of data, including a 16 year career at the National Security Agency, and 18 months with Obama Administration. Known for working with a broad network of academic institutions, data science organization, application developers, and foundations to advance the responsible use of data standards, APIs, and ethical algorithms to directly benefit people, Natalie co-founded and currently serves as Head of Strategic Initiatives of BrightHive, a data trust platform delivering a suite of smart data collection, integration, and governance products to social services providers for improved access to and usability of social sector data. She founded the Community-driven Principles for Ethical Data Sharing (CPEDS) community of practice with over 1200 active members focused on strengthening ethical practices in the data science community through crowd- sourcing of a Data Science Code of Ethics. Now the Global Data Ethics Project (GDEP) she serves as a Strategic Advisor in advancing the adoption of tools, techniques, and practices developed by the community. As a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration, she founded The Data Cabinet - a federal data science community of practice with over 200 active members across more than 40 federal agencies. ************* About Metis Metis (https://thisismetis.com/) accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps. The Metis bootcamp curriculum is designed and delivered by highly educated and industry-experienced practitioners, and all bootcamp graduates receive hands-on career support until they’re hired. Campuses are located in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. On the corporate side, Metis works with large organizations who want to upskill their teams in data science and analytics to gain efficiencies, remain competitive, and improve their bottom lines. Metis is proud to be backed by Kaplan, a global leader in education. ************* Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack ************* Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

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