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The official Jupyter Conference
August 22-23, 2017: Training
August 23-25, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Project Jupyter: From interactive Python to open science

Fernando Perez (UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
8:55am–9:15am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom
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Jupyter provides a complete architecture for humans to explore computational problems and data-intensive questions interactively, supporting individual research as well as the communication and sharing of results. Project Jupyter takes a layered approach: open protocols and formats are implemented in libraries and exposed in a variety of end-user tools ranging from the IPython console to the next-generation JupyterLab. This layered design allows an open community to thrive, building new tools at different levels in the stack.

Fernando Pérez opens JupyterCon with an overview of Project Jupyter, describing how it fits into a vision of collaborative, community-based open development of tools applicable to research, education, and industry.

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Fernando Perez

UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Fernando Pérez is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a founding investigator of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley, created in 2013. His research focuses on creating tools for modern computational research and data science across domain disciplines, with an emphasis on high-level languages, interactive and literate computing, and reproducible research. He created IPython while a graduate student in 2001 and continues to lead its evolution into Project Jupyter, now as a collaborative effort with a talented team that does all the hard work. Fernando regularly lectures about scientific computing and data science and is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a founding member of NumFOCUS, and a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation. Fernando holds a PhD in particle physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which he followed with postdoctoral research in applied mathematics and developing numerical algorithms.