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

David Schaaf
Director, Data Engineering, Capital One

David Schaaf is a director of data engineering at Capital One, where he leads data product development within the Financial Services Division. As part of his role, he guides agile teams to build data products for analyst and data communities with a primary focus on enabling self-service analytics, exploration, and insight discovery. David’s teams typically design data products using microservices, Angular, and Python and leverage core CI/CD practices for continuous delivery. David has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering and data analytics. He also has a wide breadth of knowledge across the financial services domain and in the retail industry. As a developer and analyst, David’s greatest interest is solving unique, complex problems and developing others as software and data engineers.


11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, August 23, 2018
JupyterCon Business Summit, JupyterHub deployments
Location: Concourse A: Business Summit Level: Non-technical
David Schaaf (Capital One), Shivraj Ramanan (Capital One)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
In Capital One's recent exploration of "notebook" offerings, JupyterHub emerged as a top contender that could serve as a potential platform for analytics even in highly regulated industries like financial services. David Schaaf and Shivraj Ramanan discuss Capital One's journey and explain how Jupyter has become a part of the company's ever-growing analytics toolkit. Read more.
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, August 23, 2018
JupyterCon Business Summit
Location: Concourse A: Business Summit
David Schaaf (Capital One), Julia Lane (Center for Urban Science and Progress and Wagner School, NYU), Dan Mbanga (Amazon Web Services), Dave Stuart (Department of Defense ), Michael Li (The Data Incubator), Pramit Choudhary (
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Join in for the Business Summit's roundtable discussion with participation from IBM, Capital One, the DoD, AWS, Oracle, and others. Speakers will discuss important issues in our current environment—everything from compliance and GDPR to ML models. Read more.
9:30am–9:45am Friday, August 24, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
David Schaaf (Capital One)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
David Schaaf explains how data science and data engineering can work together in cross-functional teams—with Jupyter notebooks at the center of collaboration and the analytic workflow—to more effectively and more quickly deliver results to decision makers. Read more.