9 – M1L1 MV 04a Knowledge V1

In today’s students like you have access to a technical community driven Q and A platform called Knowledge, where we curate the most useful content to help you grow your skills and expertise. You can search for, ask, and answer questions in Knowledge, helping to expand your learning while simultaneously contributing to communities collected mastery. … Read more

8 – M1L1 MV 04 Study Groups V1

Your study group is a small circle of students in your degree program who will stick together throughout your whole experience. You’ll find some mentors there too. Your study group is the place to go to talk about goal setting, work through problems with others in real time, and just get to know some really … Read more

7 – M1L1 MV 04b Project Reviews V1

Projects and project reviews are a super important part of your learning experience at Udacity. Completion of projects enables you to graduate from the nanodegree program, but more importantly your projects also act as substantial building blocks for your portfolio of work. Once you’ve finished each project, you’ll submit it to us, and we’ll send … Read more

6 – M1L1 MV 01 Intro In The First Five V1

Hey there. I’m Miriam and I work on student motivation and learning science at Udacity. I’ll pop up at different moments throughout your needed degree experience, to give you context for why we’ve designed your learning experience as we have. The goal of the entire Eudacity team is to support you in meeting your goals, … Read more

5 – M1L1 05 Program Overview V1

Now let’s take a deep dive into the program, and talk about what you will learn in the next few months. First of all, to get the most out of this program, you’ll ideally have Intermediate Python skills including Numpy and Pandas, and prior exposure to statistics, linear algebra, and calculus. We’ve designed this program … Read more

4 – M1L1 Introducing The Instructors 1 V4

Hi, I’m Miriam. Every nanodegree program created at Udacity comes to life through the efforts of many, many hard-working people. It’s my very great pleasure to introduce you to the team of instructors and industry experts who will guide you on your learning journey. First step, your Udacity instructors. Jonathan is an expert in quantitative … Read more

3 – Jonathan Larkin – What Is A Quant

In his book, The Quants, Scott Patterson really hit the nail on the head. He described Quants as those searching for the truth. The truth being the universal underlying hidden dynamics in the markets and that has always captivated me. Quants build computational models of the world. Specifically, that could be about financial instruments or … Read more

2 – M1L1 02 Interview W Jonathan V1

You’re probably really excited to get started, but maybe you have a few questions, like what’s a quant? And what does a quant do? We were really lucky when building this nanodegree program. We got to work with some of the leading players in the quant world. To tell you a little more about that … Read more

11 – MV 05 Time Management V1

The single biggest contributor to student success in nanodegree programs is time management. We at Udacity aim to create a learning experience that will motivate you to stick with your learning and help you get excited to engage with content all the time. But, realistically, many students have a lot of other things going on … Read more

10 – Jonathan Larkin Careers

My name is Jonathan Larkin, and I’ve worked in quantitative finance now for about 20 years at Investment Banks Hedge Funds and Fintech startups, and I’m very excited to be advising Udacity on this program. I wanted to become a quant trader, because I was genuinely very, very fascinated with the field. It’s an incredibly … Read more

1 – M1L1 01 Welcome V1

Hi, I’m Liz. Welcome to the AI for trading nano degree program. And I’m Eddie. Financial markets have always been complex and in the past few decades, the level of complexity has grown with advances in modern technology and the growth of available data. But there’s so much to process. From stock prices, earnings reports, … Read more

1-1-9. Insights from a Quant

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program Hi. I’d like to introduce Thomas John, who has been a Quant Researcher and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock’s systematic active equity, as well as Goldman Sachs. Thomas is here to share what it’s like to be a quant. Hi. I’m glad to be here. … Read more

1-1-8. Career Support

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program My name is Jonathan Larkin, and I’ve worked in quantitative finance now for about 20 years at Investment Banks Hedge Funds and Fintech startups, and I’m very excited to be advising Udacity on this program. I wanted to become a quant trader, because I … Read more

1-1-6. Student Support

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program Getting Help Hey there. I’m Miriam and I work on student motivation and learning science at Udacity. I’ll pop up at different moments throughout your needed degree experience, to give you context for why we’ve designed your learning experience as we have. The goal … Read more

1-1-4. Program Overview

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program Now let’s take a deep dive into the program, and talk about what you will learn in the next few months. First of all, to get the most out of this program, you’ll ideally have Intermediate Python skills including Numpy and Pandas, and prior … Read more

1-1-3. Your Instructors

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program Hi, I’m Miriam. Every nanodegree program created at Udacity comes to life through the efforts of many, many hard-working people. It’s my very great pleasure to introduce you to the team of instructors and industry experts who will guide you on your learning journey. … Read more

1-1-2. What is a Quant?

1. Quantitative Trading – LESSON 1 Welcome to the Nanodegree Program Lead Instructor: Jonathan Larkin In his book, The Quants, Scott Patterson really hit the nail on the head. He described Quants as those searching for the truth. The truth being the universal underlying hidden dynamics in the markets and that has always captivated me. … Read more