Alternative Data for Investment and Trading - Hackathon

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The Microsoft Reactor London

70 Wilson Street

London

EC2A 2DB

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DataScrum is a community of data scientists who use alternative data to solve problems across industries.

About this Event

DataScrum, along with several network partners, is organising an alternative data in finance hackathon. This will showcase how alternative data such as, web traffic, card transaction, social sentiment and satellite image data could be used in investment decisions and provide an edge in the financial markets. The hackathon will be held both on site at​ ​Microsoft Reactor London​ as well as online using the​ ​Google Colab platform​.

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

Benefits to Data Scientists and Researchers:

● Opportunity to work with unique proprietary sample data sets and gain investment ideas

● Ability to network and learn from other data scientists in the field

● An opportunity to showcase your skills and receive feedback from industry experts.

Benefits to Data Providers :

● Showcase unique features of sample data sets

● Demonstrate actionable value in data

● An opportunity to showcase your skills and receive feedback from industry experts

Data Providers​:

● Refinitiv

● M Science

● SimilarWeb

● Location Sciences

● Open Source / public data sets - DataScrum

Awards:

● First prize - £500 + access to Battlefin conference (value £1000)

● Runner up - £300

● Third prize - £200

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.

Any deviation must be approved by the organizers.

Please register your interest 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.

Please see up to date information on our Slack and Medium.

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The Microsoft Reactor London

70 Wilson Street

London

EC2A 2DB

United Kingdom

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