Hi Octave Maintainers,
At ARPM we develop educational material about quantitative finance.
During last year we have written much code in Octave to support the theory and the exercises that are exposed in our Lab.
Such Octave code can be run by the users of the Lab on the JupyterHub installation we integrated in our Lab.
If you would like to take a tour of the Lab and Octave code we host, you can register to the website and we can give you an early access to that code on the Lab.
Every year we organise a week-long event, the Bootcamp: an Intensive, heavily quantitative, comprehensive 6-day course, with 50 hours of instruction (lectures and practice sessions) and several networking possibilities in New York.
This year we are organising an Open Source Conference on the day before the Bootcamp and we would be honoured to have some talks about Octave. More than 300 attendees will be at the event and we think this is another great opportunity to spread the word about FOSS and Octave in particular!
I look forward to hearing from you and feel free to ask for more information.
Thanks for your attention,
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2017-04-19 12:36 GMT+02:00 Matteo Ipri <[hidden email]>:
thank you for this information and for your interest in Octave. As an Octave user and developer, I would be glad to contribute to your Open Source Conference.
If I have understood correctly from the website, the students are not required to have some basic programming knowledge, so the talk should be at introductory level, maybe with some possible examples / applications for those who already have some experience.
Is this right?
That would be absolutely great! Indeed we would like to have some talks about basic knowledge and some about more advanced techniques.
We would like them to be about how Octave can be used in the finance world and spread the word about using such open software as a valid and better alternative to closed source solutions.
Regarding the practical examples you could also use our installation of JupyterHub for a live demo.
Do you already have a sketch of the talk you would like to give?
I would like to use this answer to invite others to join Francesco with other talks on maybe some more advanced topics. Don't be afraid to get in touch with any idea!
On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:17 AM, Francesco Faccio <[hidden email]> wrote:
2017-05-08 19:08 GMT+02:00 Matteo Ipri <[hidden email]>:Hi Matteo,
I think I could split my talk in three parts:
-In the first one I could give a general introduction to Octave, analyzing advantages and disadvantages of using it for financial applications.
-In the second part I could prepare a notebook for a basic tutorial about Octave types, operations, visualization tools, basic functions
-In the final part I could work on a case study which involves statistical / machine learning techniques for solving a financial problem
Do you think this is the right approach? Please feel free to give me any suggestion if you think that something else could be more interesting and useful for the students.
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