Upcoming Events

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.

Awards:

● First prize - £1000

● Runner up - £500

● Third prize - £300

Agenda:

10:00 Arrivals and check-in

10:30 Coding kick off

12:30 Lunch break

13:00 Coding continues: final touches

15:00 Presentations

16:00 Break 

16:30 Award announcements

17.00 Networking and drinks

18.00 Close

Rules:

● 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 team@datascrum.co.uk

Past Events

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. 

This time we are welcoming Geoffrey Horrell, Head of Innovation at Refinitiv, and Sam Livingstone, Head of Data Science at Jupiter Asset Management

The panel will feature all speakers along with  Julian Kaljuvee, Co-founder of DataScrum and Data Scientist at UBS.

More speakers TBC

Agenda:

18.00-18.30 Arrivals and networking (drinks and nibbles)

18.30-18.35 Welcome by Keltoum Zniber, Co-founder of DataScrum

18.35-18.50 Keynote speaker: A Buy-Side View Sam LivingstoneJupiter Asset Management

18.50-19.10 Breaking the Barriers with Alt Data, Geoffrey Horrell, Head of Innovation at Refinitiv

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 DataSiftJulian 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. 

The panel will feature all speakers along with Roshini Johri, Senior Data Scientist at HSBC and Founder of London Women in Machine Learning & Data Science

Agenda:

18.00-18.30 Arrivals and networking

18.30-18.50 Welcome by Julian Kaljuvee, Co-founder of DataScrum and Data Scientist as UBS -  Strategy for an Alternative Data Hedge Fund featuring an actual trading strategy.

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.

Speakers

Conor Taggart - NASDAQ (Quandl) - Managing Director, Alternative Data - Europe

Wayne Liao - YouShore.com - CEO - Social Network Profiling and NLP-based sentiment-analysis with big data

Julian Kaljuvee - Co-founder of DataScrum / Data Scientist at UBS

Rehan Islam, Head of Innovation, Janus Henderson Investors

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.

Agenda:

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

19.15-19.40 Panel featuring Conor Taggart (Quandl), Rehan Islam (Janus Henderson), Wayne Liao (Youshore), Julian Kaljuvee (Datascrum & UBS)

19.40-20.30 Networking

*Please register your interest.