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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2003 Lisp NYC RoboTrader Special Intere
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2003 Lisp NYC RoboTrader Special Interest Group: Russ McManus will present the Financial Information eXchange protocol
15 Dec 2003 13:38:40 -0500
what="official Lisp NYC announcement"
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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 18:05:45 -0500
From: Kenny Tilton <address@hidden>
Subject: [Lisp] [ANNC] Lisp NYC RoboTrader SIG Meeting #1, Wed, Dec 17
Who: Russ McManus and The LispNYKs and others
What: Introduction to the FIX Protocol: http://www.fixprotocol.org/
When: This coming Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 7:00pm
Where: 171 West 73rd St, Apt 3 (btw Columbus & Amsterdam)
aka Kenny's studio/office (take 1-2-3-9 to 72nd & Broadway)
Why: Possible RoboTrader Project for Lisp-NYC (and others?)
Deets: Russ has already started work on a FIX System using Lisp. He has
suggested Lisp-NYC undertake a project to extend his work and develop it
into a trading exchange simulator suitable for trading competitions
between students of financial engineering, in which autonomous agents
would execute trading strategies in competition with each other, much
like RoboCup does with soccer.
Russ has a good contact at a local university where he thinks such a
project would be greeted with interest. (And I just remembered that a
good friend is the retired chair of the NYU School of Economics
A quick survey of Lisp-NYC members revealed sufficient (substantial,
actually) interest to move to the next step, which will take place at
the time and place shown above and consist first of Russ's presentation
on FIX and his progress to date, followed by a discussion as to whether
to proceed with a Lisp-NYC RoboTrader (working name) SIG to develop a
trading exchange server suitable for student competitions.
Initial investigation reveals that other such competitions are hosted by
vendors of trading software, though at least one is run by a university
on top of a vendor's system.
A Lisp-NYC project would have the advantage of exposing students in the
financial sector to Lisp, and will let Lisp-NYKs bone up on FIX and
FIXML and enhance their resumes in ways attractive to the significant
NYC financial tech employers. (See the "Help Wanted" section of the FIX
site, URL above).
Folks are welcome to drop by Wednesday at 7 to kick things around. RSVP
if you can. And for those who cannot make it but are interested: drop me
a line as well so we can assess the interest level.
Why Lisp? http://alu.cliki.net/RtL%20Highlight%20Film
Your Project Here! http://alu.cliki.net/Industry%20Application
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