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The official Jupyter Conference
Aug 21-22, 2018: Training
Aug 22-24, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Sustaining wonder: Jupyter and the knowledge commons

Carol Willing (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
9:20am–9:35am Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
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With elegant simplicity, Jupyter inspires users to interact with information in novel and exciting ways. As a de facto standard, Jupyter is revolutionizing education, research, and business and is creating new opportunities for exploration, storytelling with data, communication, and profitable products. However, education, research, and business often have competing goals, priorities, and interests, and new challenges are emerging for Jupyter, open information, and investing in the future.

These are not simple challenges with proven solutions. You, the innovators of this growing knowledge commons, will determine how we meet these challenges and sustain the ecosystem. Carol Willing shows how you can start by applying the lifetime of research by Elinor Ostrom, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics, to these challenges: “We must learn how to deal with complexity rather than just rejecting it. Learning to trust others is central to cooperation.”

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Carol Willing

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Carol Willing is a research software engineer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo working full-time on Project Jupyter, a Python Software Foundation fellow and former director, a Jupyter Steering Council member, a geek in residence at FabLab San Diego, where she teaches wearable electronics and software development, and an independent developer of open hardware and software. She co-organizes PyLadies San Diego and San Diego Python, contributes to open source community projects, including OpenHatch, CPython, Jupyter, and’s open source projects, and is an active member of the MIT Enterprise Forum in San Diego. She enjoys sharing her passion for electronics, software, problem solving, and the arts. Previously, Carol worked in software engineering management, product and project management, sales, and the nonprofit sector. She holds an MS in management with an emphasis on applied economics and high-tech marketing from MIT and a BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University.