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Sponsored: Python in Finance (April 5 in NYC)

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Sponsored by: Fountainhead is a Big Data and Big Compute company that specializes in HPC & GPU for financial services and insurance. This Fountainhead event is hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

If you are interested in programming in finance and Big Data, you will not want to miss out on this fun and informative, hot topic conference.

If you are a woman active in the world of innovative technology, you will not want to miss out on the upcoming event on April 5, 2013 (8am-6:15pm) in New York City: Python in Finance.

There will be a great line-up of speakers and topics. In addition, there will also be a recruitment fair running in parallel with the event. If you are already in the world of technology and finance, you definitely will not want to miss out on this event. Banking is a wonderful career industry for women (great hours and benefits), and if you are not already familiar with the world of finance and banking this is the perfect place to get started.

The day-long conference brings together 300+ Python practitioners with a who’s who line-up of speakers from the world of Python and finance: Travis Oliphant (NumPy), Wes McKinney (pandas), Andreas Kloeckner (PyCUDA and PyOpenCL), Peter Wang (Chaco), and more. Of special note is the keynote speaker kicking off the event, Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist at m6d. Perlich’s list of achievements include being a three-time winner of the KDD cup, and numerous and notable contributions in the Machine Learning, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling worlds. It’s going to be an informative, exciting, and fun day of great speakers mixed with practitioners of “Python in Finance.”

The all day line-up will include a recruitment fair, plus time to mingle and network, along with some exciting talks covering: Big Data, High-performance Python for Finance; Python + GPU; Python in the Cloud using Hadoop; Productive Data Tools for Quants; The Future of Python in Finance; Python on Azure; Python + Excel; Python + R; and Visualization with Python.

There are some great sponsors for the event to keep the attendance fee at a rock bottom rate of less than three hundred dollars; not bad for an all-day event in New York City with lunch thrown in! And as a member of the incredible women 2.0 community there is a special offer just for you.

Register here with discount code “PYTHONISTA” to save a whopping 50% off. If you’d rather attend the event for free, there is a unique opportunity to be an ambassador for the event. Please email Shiuan Butler for more details.

Past attendees to Fountainhead events include: Bloomberg, JPM Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, ING, Blackrock, Wells Fargo, CME, FINRA, CFTC, hedge funds, HFT shops, Big Data vendors, and more.