#36 R as a workhorse for presenting financial data to Bitcoin enthusiasts

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At our next meetup, Philip Giese will talk about using R in finance. More specifically, he will talk about running R "in the cloud" for gathering data from financial market APIs in the cryptocurrency sphere, and for automatic article generation.

Abstract of the talk:

For media professionals in this field, daily reporting on price developments in the finance-sector is an arduous task. Companies like Stockpulse prove that this task can be automated. However, to increase trustlessness and to decrease costs, a self-developed solution would be desirable.

Our approach therefore is as follows: Data from an API is evaluated according to its sentiment and used for an automatically posted article on a Wordpress page. The R-code for this is executed within a Heroku app. In this talk the interaction between Heroku as a platform, the APIs as information sources and R as an evaluation tool will be presented.

Bio of the speaker:

Dr. Philipp Giese works as chief analyst for BTC-ECHO and is specialized in research, fundamental analysis and chart analysis. As part of his work at BTC-ECHO, he has implemented automatic price updates and set up several actively managed sample portfolios. After some experience in Mathematica, Python and Igor Pro, R has proven to be his analysis tool of choice. Before joining BTC-ECHO, the physicist gained many years of professional experience as a project manager, product developer and technological consultant.

During the break, or after the talk:
Open microphone session.
Announcements of any kind:
- other interesting events
- interesting Open Source projects
- call for new talks at upcoming R User Group events

Our generous host Europace AG will prepare drinks and snacks for us!