We’ve all been told to “work smarter, not harder.” But what does working smarter really mean? In the world of finance and trading, working smarter means working differently. None of us can compete against computers stacked inches away from the stock exchange or blue chip companies with multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. The key to winning is to go where the big guys haven’t and the way to do that is through diverse datasets. In this talk, you will discover the theory and tools to discover new datasets from unexpected sources in order to gain an upper-hand in both finance and business. So whether you’re a quant that trades in his bedroom or a restaurateur looking to grow his business, you’ll learn how the diversity of data can be the sharpest knife if your set.
Seong Lee is a client engineer for Quantopian where he’s wrangled with everything from machine learning algorithms to helping users solve their most unsolvable errors.