Can you move from biochemistry to the world of algorithmic trading?
Can you learn a programming language that will help you trade while studying at one of the UK’s top 100 universities?
Self-paced courses to grow and learn your passion for trading?
Megan Lester’s experience when she signed up for Quantra’s free course.
Hi, I’m Megan Lester. She is currently studying full-time for her BA in Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, UK. I found out about Quantla through her Facebook ad.i enrolled in them Learning track for beginners It consists of 9 free courses on algorithmic trading.
Prior to this course, I had some basic knowledge of Python, but all my knowledge was very isolating. I knew how to do simple functions and create small games, but I didn’t know how to actually apply this to be useful.
I took this course to learn about python applications and see what careers this could lead to. It gave us an overview of python and its different applications in different scenarios using its vast library.
In my opinion, Jupyter notebooks are great for displaying code and information. I also like how easy it is to download locally to your device.
One big concept I learned was the idea of modules and packages, especially Numpy and Pandas. This course was a great introduction to these packages and learning how to import them and the correct syntax to use.
The coding exercises were my favorite part! They meant I had to actively write out the lines of code that I remembered. I was very comfortable with the exercises as I was familiar with basic python syntax and was able to implement the following syntax very easily.
Quantra provided clear instructions and I really liked that when I got stuck, I was given hints instead of just answers.
My initial goal was to learn more about Python applications, especially finance, and this course definitely achieved that.
My goal was to learn more about Python applications, especially in the financial sector. The course definitely helped me achieve this goal. I would like to increase my knowledge of Python and its financial applications.
I signed up for Quantra’s “Python for Machine Learning in Finance” course and found it to be very good with detailed information and a variety of interactive resources.
Looking forward to other courses!
Thank you Megan for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. I hope I have successfully covered your course to learn and develop your skills. I’m glad that Quantra helped you reach your learning goals. We also expect tremendous growth from everyone. Thank you for your continued support.
Megan has taken her first steps and has already mastered the basic skills required for algorithmic trading. You too can take advantage of her free Quantra courses and resources to improve your skills. Algorithmic trading for beginners.
Disclaimer: To assist individuals considering pursuing a career in algorithmic and quantitative trading, this success story is compiled based on the personal experiences of Quantra students. Success Stories are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be used for investment purposes. Results obtained after completing a Quantra course may not be uniform for all individuals.