AltData Hackathon - London - 14 September 2019
Datascrum is organising its first alternative data Hackathon on Saturday 14th September at the Microsoft Reactor London. The Hackathon brings together talents from different fields, and provides a platform for students and professionals involved in data science to network and interact. It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your programming skills and to receive feedback from industry experts . Through the event, participants can learn about how alternative data, such as web traffic, card transactions, social media sentiment and satellite image, can provide an edge in financial markets. The Hackathon can also be attended online through Google Colab Platform.
● First prize - £1000
● Runner up - £500
● Third prize - £300
10:00 Arrivals and check-in
10:30 Coding kick off
12:30 Lunch break
13:00 Coding continues: final touches
16:30 Award announcements
17.00 Networking and drinks
● Teams are limited to 4-6 participants
● All projects submitted must be partially coded during the event. The use of open-source code and APIs are exempt from this rule
● Teams are to present the projects they’ve registered at the beginning of the event
Please register your interest here and include the name of your team members. If you do not have a team yet we will group you with other participants on the day.
Alternatively, if you're interested in attending or have suggestions for interesting data sets, please email us at email@example.com
Alternative Data in Finance III - London - 23 July 2019
The Alternative Data conversation continues on Tuesday 23rd July. Join us for another evening of thought-provoking talks by industry specialists each followed by a rapid-fire discussion and questions from the floor.
More speakers TBC
18.00-18.30 Arrivals and networking (drinks and nibbles)
19.10-19.30 Panel featuring Sam Livingstone - Jupiter Asset Management, Geoffrey Horrell - Refinitiv, Julian Kaljuvee - DataScrum.
19.30-20:00 Networking (drinks)
20.00-21.00 Drinks continue (at a nearby pub)
Alternative Data in Finance II - London - 26 June 2019
Since our last event was so well received, we are organising a second Alternative Data in Finance meet up.
Join us for another evening of stimulating talks by industry specialists each followed by a rapid-fire discussion and questions from the floor.
The keynote speaker is M Science CEO, Michael Marrale followed by Tim Barker, CEO of DataSift. Julian Kaljuvee, Co-founder of DataScrum, will present an interactive back testing and trading demo using sample data. Marco Minoli from Citadel will also be sharing a buy side view on using alternative data for investment decisions.
18.00-18.30 Arrivals and networking
18.50-19.10 Keynote speaker: Michael Marrale, CEO, M Science
19.10-19.25 The Meltwater story, Tim Barker, CEO, DataSift
19.25-19.35 Alternative Data - A Buy-Side View - Marco Minoli, Citadel
19.35-20:00 Panel featuring Michael Marrale - M Science, Tim Barker - DataSift, Julian Kaljuvee - DataScrum, Roshini Johri - HSBC, Marco Minoli - Citadel
19.50-21.00 Networking (drinks and pizza)
Inaugural Launch Event - London - 21 May 2019
Alternative data refers to data used by investors to evaluate a company or investment that is not within their traditional data sources (financial statements, SEC filings, management presentations, press releases, etc.). Alternative data helps investors get more accurate, faster, or more granular insights and metrics into company performance than traditional data sources.
Over the last 10 years, increases in computing power and personal device usage created massive growth in data generation. As a direct outcome, a large number of companies emerged to collect, clean, analyse, and interpret data and provide it as a product that could inform investment decisions.
Please sign up on Eventbrite page for this event.
This meet-up focuses on alternative data in finance, referring to data used by investors to evaluate a company or investment that is not within their traditional data sources (financial statements, SEC filings, management presentations, press releases, etc.). Alternative data helps investors get more accurate, faster, and more granular insights and metrics into a company's performance than with traditional data sources.
Over the last 10 years, increases in computing power and personal device usage created massive growth in data generation. As a direct outcome, a large number of companies emerged to collect, clean, analyse, and interpret data and provide it as a product that could inform investment decisions. Please also see our Medium post - What is Alternative Data for more background.
18.00-18.30 Arrivals and networking
18.30-18.40 Welcome by Julian Kaljuvee, Co-Founder of DataScrum and Data Scientist at UBS
18.40-19.00 The Story of Quandl by Conor Taggart, Managing Director - Alternative Data Europe, Quandl (NASDAQ)
19.00-19.15 Alternative Data - A Buy-Side View, Rehan Islam, Head of Innovation, Janus Henderson Investors
*Please register your interest.