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June 16, 2011

So a friend of mine came over last night and he recently became a data scientist in a New York startup too.  In fact we have an eery number of things in common, although he only considered working in finance but didn’t actually go through it.  It was pretty awesome to see him.

He was also pretty into the idea of this blog and making quantitative techniques more open-source and collaborative.  And with that goal in mind he sent me these links:

  1. http://www.heritagehealthprize.com/c/hhp
  2. http://www.kaggle.com/

So what do you guys say?  Should we work on something together on this blog that may actually help the world/ make us some prize money?  That would be filthy good.

I’m also hoping to get this guy to make a guest post on some quantitative techniques he wants to add to my list.  Please comment if you have more suggestions!  I will start writing about the list topics very soon.

  1. Bernardo
    July 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Are you currently working on some of the kaggle/hhp competitions?

    I am a physicist turned quant with some experience in data mining, located in NYC, and if I could find a local team/collaborative environment with whom to work on these problems during my spare time that would be awesome.


    • July 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Great idea!

      Let’s see if other people want to join. I’ll write a post soon inviting people.



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