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C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

jackcoke

double shot
C++
Thought I'd start a thread to get to know my fellow coursemates.

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: C, MATLAB as part of BEng coursework. Coded an EEG pattern recognition algorithm in MATLAB for BEng thesis.

Current work: Aerospace engineer (no programming work :()

Intended pace of program: Currently studying for CFA Level I in Dec 2011. Also taking Chicago MSFM prep course starting Oct 4. Hence, I intend to take this at a slower pace until after the CFA exam, and hit the pedal during December. (I hope this won't pose a problem as I understand there are time limits for clearing each module.)
 

Kenny L

Volatility Smile
C++
Hi all, I am a maths student from Sydney.

Objective: Learn C++ for admission to MFE programs (just like jackcoke) and use that in my final year research project which might be published.

Programming Exp.: VBA

Current Work: Final year mathematics student.

Intended pace: Wish to complete the course early next year, around Jan, as I will be free during December after the end of this semester, i.e. my final year.
 

Andrew M

Active Member
C++
Objective: Learn relevant C++ for getting a quant job

Programming experience: C (embedded / dsp), Python, Matlab, assembler

Current work: Electronic engineer / optical physicist

Intended pace: As quick as I can!
 

groy

Active Member
C++
Objective: Learn C++ for graduate school and future employment
Programming Experience: None, but I'm up to the challenge
Current Work: Graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics, seeking employment and studying for CFA L1.
Intended pace: Finish by December
 

syoh

Active Member
C++
Objective: Learn C++ for admission to MFE programs / apply to present work functions
Programming Experience: intro to c++ many, many years ago, and a little vba some years ago
Current Work: dealer in an emerging market commercial bank treasury
Intended pace: hopefully done by end 2011, but no later than Jan 2012
 

Mutian Yang

Member
C++
Hi everyone! I'm very excited to take this course with you.

Objective: Admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: A little C, a little MATLAB, a little VBA. "A little" means I really need to learn programming!;)

Current work: Final-year Math/Econ Undergrad. Doing an internship at a small Hedge Fund.

Intended pace of program: Hopefully by Dec. 1.
 

Dcai

Active Member
C++
Hello everyone, so excited to finally start!

Objective: Learn C++ to meet programming requirement by UCB

Programming experience: none

Current work: unemployed, waiting for graduate school to start

Intended pace of program: Finish before the end of the year
 

furburr

Active Member
C++
Hi all very happy to be here.
Objective: I plan to learn some skills from this course to jump start my learning curve into developing own trading applications and systems.
Programming Experience: Did some VBA during a grad course module about 12years ago. But otherwise I consider myself a non-programmer.
Current Work: Private trader
Intended pace: Jan 2012.
 

maneet

Well-Known Member
C++
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here :)

Objective: Admission into a top MFE Program for Fall 2012

Programming Experience: JAVA, SQL, HTML/CSS, a little C++ and a little PHP

Current work: I graduated from Rutgers with a double major (Mathematics and Information Technology & Informatics). Currently I am working at a firm that provides institutional investment data and analytic solutions as well as hedge fund data, research and news.

Intended pace of program: Hopefully by end of December


 

Justin Leung

Active Member
C++
Hello everyone, glad to be here! Nice to meet you guys!

Objective: Admission to MFE programs for Fall 2012

Programming experience: C and a little C++ a while ago.

Current work: A Marketing Executive at a small commercial bank.

Intended pace of program: End of 2011
 

RedPanda

Well-Known Member
C++
Hello everyone! I am so excited to start with this group!

Objective: Admission to MFE program.

Programming experience: Mostly Matlab, Fortran and some C/C++.

Current work: Studying to get into MFE program.

Intended pace of program: Hopefully by the end of this year.​
 

Felix Kotey

Well-Known Member
C++
Hello, it feels great to be part of this course and I am excited to be part of the first group.

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs and to help in developing my own applications

Programming experience: Little C, Little C++, PHP, HTML/CSS, Little SQL, Pascal, UNIX Shell Scripting.

Current work: Seismic engineer with an oil and gas field services firm. My job entails working on the international water zones for oil and gas exploration. Involves a lot of traveling and a lot of usage of UNIX.

Intended pace of program: Currently studying for a technical oral exams to be a Senior Seismic Engineer (Managerial Position). I will be through with the oral exams by the end of October to enable complete the course hopefully by the end of December or January.
 

mneal

Member
Objective: Learn C++ for admission into MFE programs

Programming experience: Java

Current work: Finance/Math Student

Intended pace: Hopefully by the end of the year
 

Shujen

Member
C++
Objective: Learn C++ for admission into MFE programs and extending my skills set for my current programmer career path

Programming experience: Java, C#, VBA

Current work: used to be a Java programmer, between jobs right now.

Intended pace: Hopefully by the end of the year
 

dyu

Member
C++
Objective: Prep for MFE program and expand computer skills for job

Programming experience: Java

Current work: Software developer for IB

Intended pace: Hopefully before Dec
 

Caian

Member
C++
Objective: Admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: Some Matlab, a little C++

Current work: In my senior year of Math major

Intended pace: This Dec or Jan next year
 

hramost

Member
C++
Hi everyone!:D, still not too late to introduce myself!

Objective: Learn C++ for admission into MFE programs

Programming experience: VBA

Current work: Market Risk Management

Intended pace: Jan 2012
 

ChandraBSingh

New Member
C++
Hello All,

Objective: Learn something new and novel
Programming Experience: None
Current Work: Options Trader
Intended Pace: not sure; I guess having not been bestowed with any prior programming skills, it may require extra effort and time on my part.
 

hewpark

Member
C++
Hello All,

Objective: Learn C++ for MFE program
Programming Experience: None
Current Work: Agency Trader
Intended Pace: Currently work full time and taking an MFE class at Stevens. I hope to complete during the winter break, beginning of Feb 2012.
 

Ajay Sharma

Active Member
C++
Objective: Learn C++ for MFE program, Learn how to model with C++, Meet people in pursuit of similar objectives

Programming Experience: VBA, C++, C, SQL
Current Work: MBS Analytics at a Broker-Dealer
Intended Pace: Not sure, this area is still under evaluation as I assess the difficulty of the course work.
 
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