• Working with Legacy Code

    20 July 2015
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    The phrase “legacy code” can have several different interpretations; for the sake of discussion, let’s define it as “code written by someone else, and which you now have to use”. These past couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to work legacy code written by an employee of the company. This opportunity has proven both challenging and rewarding, especially since it forces me to think harder about good programming and software development.

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  • Tools of Modern Business : Version Control

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    We have all seen it – the file that comes across our inbox, or resides in our Documents folder with a name along the lines of “Important File final_version_some-edits_final-for-real_V2.docx”. As companies and businesses produce more and more knowledge and information, the tasks of trying to keep that information up to date and track where it came from become increasingly complicated.

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  • The Physics of Financial Modeling : Insights from a Prescio Intern

    15 June 2015
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    In March of this year I had the opportunity to attend the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This meeting brought together about 10,000 physicists from all over the country to share their research, network, and learn. My attendance was not just to give a talk, but to gain valuable insights into my future career opportunities. This was key, since as a graduate student, I’m particularly interested in my post-PhD career options.

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