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Jupyter at Netflix

Kyle Kelley (Netflix)
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, August 24, 2017
Development and community
Location: Sutton Center/Sutton South Level: Beginner
Average rating: *****
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Notebook operators

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of the Jupyter Notebook

What you'll learn

  • Learn ways for companies to best enable their data scientists and analysts by providing environments and access to big data tooling and contributing to core infrastructure in open source to achieve their goals


Netflix uses a variety of tools to do analysis. One of the big ways that Netflix’s data scientists and engineers interact with their data is through Jupyter notebooks. In addition to providing execution environments to users, Netflix invests in various parts of the Jupyter ecosystem and tooling.

Kyle Kelley explores how Netflix uses Jupyter and explains how you can learn from Netflix’s experience to enable analysts at your organization.

Topics include:

  • Providing execution environments and keeping them updated and secure
  • Sharing and collaborating on notebooks
  • Easing and extending access and insight into Spark clusters
  • Extending the Jupyter experience beyond notebooks
  • Learning from users who diverge from the paved path
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Kyle Kelley


Kyle Kelley is a senior software engineer at Netflix, a maintainer on, and a core developer of the IPython/Jupyter project. He wants to help build great environments for collaborative analysis, development, and production workloads for everyone, from small teams to massive scale.