Wall Street Erases the Line Between Its Jocks and Nerds
Mr. Korn is the unofficial king of the straders, and an evangelist for the financial world they represent. Across Wall Street, traders who spent their formative years barking into phones are signing up for coding classes. Engineers once relegated to the back office are being empowered to try their hands in the market.
An applied math and economics double-major at Brown University, he comes from a family of computer geeks: His father worked at Bell Labs and in the 1980s helped develop the backbone of the Unix operating system.