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

Schedule: Keynote sessions

Demba Ba

Demba Ba
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, Harvard University

Demba Ba is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at Harvard University, where he directs the CRISP group. He and his group develop mathematical and computational tools to elucidate the role of dynamic networks of neurons in... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Demba Ba discusses two new signal processing/statistical modeling courses he designed and implemented at Harvard, exploring his perspective as an educator and that of the students as well as the steps that led him to adopt the current cloudJHub architecture. Along the way, Demba outlines the potential of architectures such as cloudJHub to help to democratize data science education. Full Details
Lorena Barba

Lorena Barba
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University

Lorena A. Barba is associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research includes computational fluid dynamics, high-performance computing, computational biophysics, and animal flight, and she is well known for her courses... Read More.

9:20am Friday, August 25, 2017
Lorena Barba explores how to build the ability to support reproducible research into the design of tools like Jupyter and explains how better insights on designing for reproducibility might help extend this design to our research workflows, with the machine as our active collaborator. Full Details
Brett Cannon

Brett Cannon
Principal Software Developer, Microsoft | Python Software Foundation

Brett Cannon is a Python core developer working on Python on the Azure Data Science Tools team at Microsoft.

9:45am Friday, August 25, 2017
Brett Cannon explains why, in order for open source projects to function long-term, a symbiotic relationship between user and project maintainer needs to exist. When users receive a useful piece of software and project maintainers receive useful help in maintaining the project, everyone is happy. Full Details
Nadia Eghbal

Nadia Eghbal
Community Programs, GitHub

Nadia Eghbal works on community programs at GitHub, where she is building sustainability initiatives. Nadia explores how we can better support open source infrastructure, highlighting current gaps in funding and knowledge. She recently published Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor... Read More.

10:00am Friday, August 25, 2017
We know money has an important role to play in open source, but where does it help and where does it fall short? Nadia Eghbal explores how money can support open source development without changing its incentives—especially when grants are involved. Full Details
Jeremy Freeman

Jeremy Freeman
Manager of Computational Biology , Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jeremy Freeman is manager of computational biology at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he is helping develop efforts to support and accelerate basic research with tools for analysis, visualization, and collaborative sharing of data and knowledge. Previously, he ran a... Read More.

8:55am Friday, August 25, 2017
Modern biology is evolving quickly, but if we want to make our science more robust, more scalable, and more reproducible, the major bottleneck is computation. Jeremy Freeman offers an overview of a growing ecosystem of solutions to this challenge—many of which involve Jupyter—in the context of exciting scientific projects past, present, and future. Full Details
Wes McKinney

Wes McKinney
Software Architect, Two Sigma Investments

Wes McKinney is a software architect at Two Sigma Investments. He is the creator of Python’s pandas library and a PMC member for Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet. He wrote the book Python for Data Analysis. Previously, Wes worked... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wes McKinney makes the case for a shared infrastructure for data science, discusses the open source community's efforts on Apache Arrow, and offers a vision for seamless computation and data sharing across languages. Full Details
William Merchan

William Merchan
chief strategy officer, DataScience.com

William Merchan is the chief strategy officer at DataScience.com, where he leads business and corporate development, partner initiatives, and strategy. Previously, he served as senior vice president of strategic alliances and general manager of dynamic pricing at MarketShare, where he... Read More.

9:10am Friday, August 25, 2017
William Merchan outlines the fundamental trends driving the adoption of Jupyter and shares lessons learned deploying Jupyter in large organizations. Join in to learn best practices in developing a high-performing data science team and moving data science to the core and discover where data science platforms fit in. Full Details
Andrew Odewahn

Andrew Odewahn
CTO, O'Reilly Media

Andrew Odewahn is the CTO of O’Reilly Media, where he helps define and create the new products, services, and business models that will help O’Reilly continue to make the transition to an increasingly digital future. The author of two... Read More.

8:50am Friday, August 25, 2017
Program chairs Fernando Pérez and Andrew Odewahn open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:35am Friday, August 25, 2017
For almost five years, O’Reilly Media has centered its publishing processes around tools like Jupyter, Git, GitHub, Docker, and a host of open source packages. Andrew Odewahn explores how O'Reilly is using the Jupyter architecture to create the next generation of technical content and offers a preview of what's in store for the future. Full Details
8:50am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Program chairs Andrew Odewahn and Fernando Pérez open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Fernando Perez

Fernando Perez
Associate Researcher, 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... Read More.

8:50am Friday, August 25, 2017
Program chairs Fernando Pérez and Andrew Odewahn open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:55am Thursday, August 24, 2017
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. Full Details
8:50am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Program chairs Andrew Odewahn and Fernando Pérez open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas
Deep Learning Researcher, fast.ai

Rachel Thomas is the cofounder of fast.ai and a researcher in residence at USF Data Institute, where she teaches numerical linear algebra. Rachel helped create the free Practical Deep Learning for Coders MOOC, which 50,000 students have started.... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, August 24, 2017
Although some claim you must start with advanced math to use deep learning, the best way for any coder to get started is with code. Rachel Thomas explains how fast.ai's Practical Deep Learning for Coders course uses Jupyter notebooks to provide an environment that encourages students to learn deep learning through experimentation. Full Details
Peter Wang

Peter Wang
Cofounder and CTO, Anaconda

Peter Wang is the cofounder and CTO of Anaconda, where he leads the product engineering team for the Anaconda platform and open source projects including Bokeh and Blaze. Peter has been developing commercial scientific computing and visualization software for... Read More.

9:15am Thursday, August 24, 2017
In recent years, open source has emerged as a valuable player in the enterprise, and companies like Jupyter and Anaconda are leading the way. Peter Wang discusses the coevolution of these two major players in the new open data science ecosystem and shares next steps to a sustainable future. Full Details