[R-SIG-Finance] First R/Finance/Chicago Meeting October 3rd
jeff.a.ryan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 20:43:03 CEST 2008
R-finance useRs [[Chicago]]:
I'm happy to announce the first big meeting of R/Finance users in Chicago
on October 3rd, 2008.
In coordination with major R finance contributors and the support of the
University of Illinois at Chicago, we invite the local community to an
informal social gathering after the market close on Friday October 3rd.
The gathering will be at Jak's Tap in the West Loop and will start with a
casual reception at 3:30. Details and links can be found at the bottom of
The idea is to bring together industry practitioners and academics with a
common interest in R, from across Chicago-land, to meet face to face. We
hope to increase discussion about the future of R and finance. We will
also be discussing a much bigger event for the Spring and would like
feedback as to possible direction and content.
The afternoon/evening will be mostly informal, with formal presentations
starting around 5.
The formal agenda:
• We will have a small presentation from some of the locally-based
contributors as to the state of the R community in finance, as well as a
vision for the future. The current presenters include:
Jeff Ryan [quantmod, xts, IBrokers]
Dirk Eddelbuettel [CRAN Empirical Finance task View, RQuantLib, etc]
Brian Peterson & Peter Carl [PerformanceAnalytics]
Josh Ulrich [TTR, xts, opentick]
• A presentation by UIC's Finance Department and International Center for
Futures and Derivatives on: (1) how UIC fits into the R-finance mix, and
(2) what they have to offer the larger quantitative/trading community in
Following the formal presentations, we will have the room(s) until 10PM to
allow for discussion and collaboration among the attendees.
Please RSVP to jeffrey.ryan at insightalgo.com or jeff.a.ryan at gmail.com
What: First R/Finance Chicago Meeting
Where: Jak's Tap. 901 W. Jackson, Chicago IL http://jakstap.com/
When: Friday, October 3, 2008
Time: 3:30 - 10:00PM (presentations start at 5:00PM)
jeffrey.ryan at insightalgo.com
ia: insight algorithmics
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