Past Meetup

codeHarbour June 2018: Open Quarter

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Folkestone Quarterhouse

Mill Bay · Folkestone CT20 1BN

How to find us

Once at the venue, head upstairs to the clearing where we will be presenting for the evening

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We're excited to be a part of the Open Quarter festival in Folkestone this June. Pop by the Clearing at the Quarterhouse in Folkestone, where we will have our usual format, featuring some fantastic speakers and topics.

"Tech-x and the City: An insight into computation in finance" with Oliver Fritz

Technology has rapidly become integral to the world of finance, with it being a mainstay in most every aspect. This talk will give an outline of the most interesting facets of computational finance, such as algorithmic and high-frequency trading, and focus on my research into the effect of news sentiments on financial markets.

"A journey into functional programming" with Sam Tracey

Functional programming offers a very different approach to writing code. Seasoned programmers have reported that learning its techniques has made them feel like beginners. And yet more and more people are taking the plunge to make it part of their skill set, more employers are demanding it as a skill, and many are saying that learning it has brought joy to their coding lives.

Sam Tracey, a self-taught programmer, shares his experiences of learning Elm over the past year. He introduces some of the techniques that you can start using in your code straight away, whatever your language, and why, even if you’re a complete beginner, you might consider learning a functional language.

Find out why it’s worth investigating, what your options of languages are, and what are the great teaching resources out there.

*Schedule for the night:*

7:00 - 7:30 - Pizza, drinks and mingling
7:30 - 8:00 - Tech-x and the City: An insight into computation in finance by Oliver Fritz
8:00 - 8:15 - Intermission
8:15 - 8:45 - A journey into functional programming by Sam Tracey
8:45 - 9:00 - Discussion and socialising

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