Business students learn to code

October 27, 2014

On Friday, several dozen students at NYU’s Stern School of Business got together for the first meeting of Data Bootcamp. When a group of students decided they wanted to learn to code, Dave Backus and Glenn Okun organized a short non-credit course. Meeting every second week on Friday afternoons, the course introduces code newbies to the popular programming language Python. The goal is to give them enough familiarity to work effectively with economic, financial, and business data. Projects include quantitative asset management, emerging market assessment, and revenue projections for movies. MBA2 Jeremy Wimmer commented: “I think this makes me even more valuable to potential employers.” Professor Okun added:  “The impetus for this comes from our students. We’re just trying to keep up.”

Course repository (work in progress):  https://github.com/DaveBackus/Data_Bootcamp 

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