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

Why contribute to open source?

Julia Meinwald (Two Sigma Investments)
9:55am–10:10am Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
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Two Sigma is one of a large number of organizations that relies daily on open source software. Like any forward-looking business, the company needs to be confident that the ecosystem it depends on will still be functional far into the future. The public digital infrastructure that it relies on is not free nor invulnerable.

Julia Meinwald outlines a few effective ways Two Sigma has identified to support the unseen labor maintaining a healthy open source ecosystem and details how the company’s thinking on this topic has evolved.

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Julia Meinwald

Two Sigma Investments

Julia Meinwald is the open source coordinator at Two Sigma. Her background is in music, but she’s been learning more about technology and scientific computing ever since she joined Two Sigma in 2010. She’s enjoyed every stop of her quest to learn more about open source software, from getting to know what makes the products developed at Two Sigma special to writing backing tracks for her musical, Reb + VoDKa + Me, on Sonic Pi. Julia is a frequent speaker at open source meetups at Two Sigma and at the 2017 PyData conference in NYC and is thrilled to be a part of this year’s JupyterCon.