Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Open sourcing quantum: Get ready to help build a new future

Jay Gambetta (IBM)
9:45am10:00am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Concepts in quantum computing have been around for over 30 years, but only recently have quantum scientists started releasing easy to use open source-based tooling to make this discipline approachable to developers. Don’t be fooled by hype. There are still physical limitations to actually keeping a machine in a quantum state, such as gate error rates, so it’s important that developers new to quantum understand where they can meaningfully start contributing.

Jay Gambetta offers an overview of Qiskit, a comprehensive open source quantum computing framework built for creating quantum experiments, programs, and applications. Written in Python and maintained on GitHub, Qiskit is designed to make quantum computing accessible to everyone.

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Jay Gambetta


Jay Gambetta is a fellow at IBM, where he has contributed to the work on quantum validation techniques, quantum codes, improved gates and coherence, near-term applications of quantum computing, the IBM Quantum Experience, and the Qiskit open source framework and leads IBM’s quantum theory, software, and applications group. Previously, he worked at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Canada and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. A quantum information scientist researching in the field of quantum information and computation, Jay has over 100 publications with more than 12,000 citations in field of quantum information science. In 2014, he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society, nominated by the topical Group of Quantum Information. He holds a PhD in physics from Griffith University Australia.