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New to coding? Learn the basic of R in 4 weeks! You will be able to build your own program.

Who is this for

Absolute beginner in coding, who wants to learn how to build automated program using R.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge in programming is required. However, students are expected to have some experience in working on spreadsheet – related type of projects.

What will you learn

You will learn the basic of R programming, including variables, functions, loops & some basic libraries. At the end of the course, you will need to complete a project of your own & a final exam to get the certificate.

Using the right tools

You will be using the same tools used by the best technology startups. You will communicate via Slack, coding on Rstudio, and manage your code on Github.

Build your portfolio

All homework will be done via Github – We will help you to build your coding portfolio in the developer way.

Details

Date: 2019-04-14 to 2019-05-05 (16 Hours lectures, 4 weekend classes)
Time: Every Saturday (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Address: Central
Cost: HKD 5,800

Instructors

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Dr. Stanley Yip

Stan is a data scientist who specializes in computational and Bayesian statistics. His professional experience is in atmospheric science and sport bookmaking. He has been an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Big Data Analytics Manager for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and an Algorithm Developer for one of the largest bookmakers in the world.

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Patrick Leung

Patrick enjoys solving problems with statistics and machine learning. He is currently a data scientist at a machine learning startup, specialising in quantitative modelling, text classification and data visualisation. Prior to that, he was a quantitative modeler for 4+ years in the sports trading industry, where he designed and developed predictive models and automated trading tools. Patrick firmly believes in the power of data science and the potential of its profound impact on the world.