The Modeller's Miscellany - #74

Demand for excel skills hotting up

· Modellers Miscellany

Careers // Wall Street paying a premium for Excel skills

We've been saying it for a while now. Excel skills have never been in more demand.

Podcast // Crowd-funding infrastructure projects

Infrashares has been pioneering the use of crowd-funding in Infrastructure & P3 projects. In a new two part episode of The Project Podcast that dropped this week, Kenny talks to Infrashares founder Brian Ross, and to the developer of a project that's raising on the platform.

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Feline Hermans has been teaching and writing about the intersection of excel and programming for years. Her new book The Programmer's Brain: What every programmer needs to know about cognition is focused on software development but is useful for modellers also. The book teaches concrete techniques rooted in cognitive science that will improve the way you learn and think about code. Read more.

Tech // No Code is still Code

The release of OpenAI Codex, a new Al system that translates natural language to code, marks the beginning of a shift in how computer software is written.

Over the past few years, there’s been growing talk about “no code” platforms, but this is no new phenomenon. The reality is, ever since the first programmable devices, computer scientists have regularly developed breakthroughs in how we “code” computer software. Read more.

Article // Comprehensive guide to books on climate change

This week the IPPC issued a "code red for humanity". Also, Italy may have reached the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe. If you're looking to get better informed about climate change, this comprehensive guide to the best books on climate change from the New York Times is a great place to start.

Full Stack Modeller // Early Bird closing soon

Is Full Stack for you?  Let us attempt to help you answer that.

You know that one in a million person you meet at an event whose eyes don't instantly glaze over when you mention the word "spreadsheet" as you describe what you do? That rare individual who genuinely smiles back at you as you describe your most recent modelling horror story? 

Well imagine a community filled with just those people...Your reaction to that should tell you everything you need to know!

Modeller's Miscellany Jobs

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Financial Modelling Consultant  -  Forecast  - Scotland, Edinburgh

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Data ROI & Financial Modelling - PepsiCo -  United States, New York

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Financial Analyst - Crossover for work -  India, Mumbai

Finance Manager - Twitter - United States, Seattle

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