Moved to Steemit
I’m always interested in IPOs because sometimes “normal” investors can benefit in investing in a stock a few days after the IPO.
Some time ago, a friend of mine told me he wanted to get Milan’s subway geo data in order to build an HTML5 representation using Canvas. Since the Italian government started an Open Data movement, each city council has to publish some data in an open way. He was able to find the location of each subway station nicely formatted CSV file.
A few months ago, I wrote a toy financial application in R language that scans NYSE and NASDAQ’s stocks, finds interesting patterns in a stock’s quote, generates a report, and sends it via email. It ran quite smoothly for a few months, but suddenly I became unsatisfied with how the infrastructure of the application was provisioned.