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UPDATE: My new book, "Data Push Apps with HTML5 SSE" is out and selling! Get it from O'Reilly here: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030928.do Or from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1449371930 Or from any good bookseller.


I'm director at QQ Trends, a company that solves difficult data and software challenges for our clients. (We often have freelance projects, so get in touch if interested.)

UPDATE: currently looking for a part-time CSS/JS programmer. 理想は東京所在、日本語が読める方。Interesting project(s), you will definitely learn something.

(And, of course, please do get in touch if you have interesting challenges that you would like our world-class experts to work on!)

Typical work: doing fun stuff with data (fixing, mining, etc.), web sites (front and back-ends), trading strategies. Research: trading strategies, computer go, machine translation, understanding context, AI search algorithms. Languages: C++, PHP, R, javascript, and many more.

I'm British, living and working in Tokyo for almost 20 years. Human Languages: English, Japanese (fairly fluent, 1 kyu), some German, Chinese and Arabic.

(Contact me at dc at qqtrend dot com: please mention you are coming from StackOverflow, so I know it is not spam.)


Easy ways to irritate me on StackExchange sites (whether my own question or someone else's): 1. Downvote without a comment (N/A/ if someone already left a comment and you just agree with it, of course); 2. Answer in comments. Other than that I'm a really easy-going pragmatic guy :-)


Sep
4
revised Are public historical time series available for ratings of sovereign debt?
added 13 characters in body
Sep
4
revised Are public historical time series available for ratings of sovereign debt?
Update the S&P link (which is now broken)
Apr
24
revised Resources for finding scholarly research on topics in quantitative finance?
Linked to what I assume was meant by "@quantivity", wilmott and quantopian
Feb
13
revised Why is C++ still a very popular language in quantitative finance?
Updated my comments on C#
Aug
15
revised portfolio optimisation with VaR (or CVaR) constraints
Added link to the book referenced
Jul
10
revised Why use a column database for tick/bar data?
Explain why I don't think other similars questions are answering the question here.
Jul
10
revised Efficiently storing real-time intraday data in an application agnostic way
edited tags
Jul
9
revised Usage of NoSQL storage in Finance
edited tags
May
30
revised Reseach on when people/institutions sell?
I'm guessing "noble prices" was supposed to be "Nobel prizes"
Dec
15
revised How to calculate historical intraday volatility?
Changed subject to explicitly say intraday, as it appears that that matters, and that is what is being answered.
Oct
30
revised Evaluating automated trading strategies: accepted practice
Clarified the question with another paragraph.