ACTIVITIES: AY 2019/20
Terra Weather Workshop
20 October, 2019
Terra Weather in 2007 was founded by Mr. Arnold Doray to provide reliable, site-specific weather forecasts and risk assessment tools for offshore installations. Over a 3 day workshop,, Mr. Doray shared his programming expertise with our the members of our society.
8 November, 2019
Revolut started out as a travel card by the founders and then went on to include many other functionalities to simplify financial services for their customers. They managed to stay successful in their 4 years of operations by always innovating features on a regular interval. They took efforts to improve their competitive advantage in every region of operations by always understanding the local scene for expansionary purposes. They also shared that their Fraud Data Analytics is built upon rules based approaches and Machine Learning Models, similar to banks.
"What I found the most interesting was point 1, because Revolut has gone way beyond what is expected of a payments application to include many other functionalities and become a super app. I thought it would be similar to paylah but it's almost like a bank. Primarily payments, but also good exchange rate and very low costs to customer."
- Nicklaus Ong, Co-President
I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019
20 October, 2019
As one of the partners of the event, NUS FinTech Society attended one of the largest data analytics challenge in Singapore organized by Shopee. I'm the Best Coder! Challenge was a one-day data analytics competition where coders and programmers alike collaborate to analyse complex problem statements and examine real datasets to solve real industry problems.
The organiser of the coding challenge, Shopee, is the leading e-commerce in Southeast Asia and Taiwan with the aim of helping local talent cultivate their data analytical skills. We are proud to be one of the main student partners of the event and hope to continue collaborating on events that help promote learning of coding skills!
"The data analytics challenge tested us on our ability to handle and process large datasets. It presented us with the problems that are currently faced in data analytics, specifically the difficulty of cleaning, processing and gaining meaningful insights from large amounts of data generated. Through this experience, I was able to better understand the importance of data analytical skills in assisting companies to solve real industry problems" - Darius Oh, Year 1 Business Analytics