Coding for Risk Management, presented by the ERM Program
The Coding for Risk Management seminars get you started in Excel, VBA, R, Python, SQL, and GitHub. The first step in all of these languages is a big step; after taking it here, you will be able to take next steps on your own. These seminars are also a great opportunity to discover how much you like programming. The examples are all related to finance and risk management. In all of the languages we price stocks, bonds, and options. Students who want to take the next step and follow through on this content can enroll in our Coding for Risk Management Class.
How To Join a Session
Click on the Join a Session button at 9:00 am ET on the day of your desired workshop. Each workshop ends at 10:30 am ET.
July 23 | 9:00 to 10:30 am ET
Python 2 of 3
In our second session of Python, we cover more data types: tuples and sets, and we introduce Numpy and Pandas. We practice by coding up a bond pricing function using Numpy.
July 30 | 9:00 to 10:30 am ET
Python 3 of 3
In our last session of Python we explore Object Oriented Programming. We get a feel for how Python is built with objects. We practice by building objects that represent bonds.
August 6 | 9:00 to 10:30 am ET
This week we introduce GitHub. git is the most popular tool for software version control. That might not sound exciting; but, this tool enables teams to build code together and it has become the world’s repository for code. So, if you want to find code in order to accomplish a task, it’s on GitHub.
August 13 | 9:00 to 10:30 am ET
SQL is the language we use to store and retrieve our data from databases. It is an essential tool that drives our businesses, research, websites, and everything else. We will install SQLite and practice on a sample database.