[R-SIG-Finance] REMINDER: R/Finance/Chicago October 3rd

Rory Winston rory.winston at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 12:42:30 CEST 2008

Just as a matter of interest, are there any London-based R users in 
finance who are interested in a similar event?


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> R-finance useRs [[Chicago]]:
> ***A quick reminder of next Friday's event!  Hope to see everyone there!***
> 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
> this email.
> 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
> Chicago.
> 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)

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