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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Travis Oliphant

Travis Oliphant
Founder/CEO, Anaconda

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Travis Oliphant has a Ph.D. from the Mayo Clinic and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Since 1997, he has worked extensively with Python for numerical and scientific programming, most notably as the primary developer of the NumPy package, and as a founding contributor of the SciPy package. He is also the author of the definitive Guide to NumPy.

Travis was an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU from 2001-2007, where he taught courses in probability theory, electromagnetics, inverse problems, and signal processing. He also served as Director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab, where he researched satellite remote sensing, MRI, ultrasound, elastography, and scanning impedance imaging.

From 2007-2011, Travis was the president at Enthought, Inc. During his tenure there, the company grew from 15 to 50 employees, and Travis worked with well-known Fortune 50 companies in finance, oil-and-gas, and consumer-products. He was involved in all aspects of the contractual relationship, including consulting, training, code-architecture, and development.

As CEO of Continuum Analytics, Travis engages customers in finance, consumer products, and oil and gas, develops business strategy, and helps guide technical direction of the company. He actively contributes to software development and engages with the wider open source community in the Python ecosystem by serving as a director of the Python Software Foundation and past director of Numfocus.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data Science
Location: LL21 B
Andreas Mueller (NYU, scikit-learn), Jennifer Klay (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Peter Wang (Anaconda), Travis Oliphant (Anaconda), Andy Terrel (NumFOCUS), Matthew Rocklin (Anaconda), Wes McKinney (Two Sigma Investments), Stefan van der Walt (UC Berkeley), Jonathan Frederic (IPython), Kyle Kelley (Netflix)
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Python has become an increasingly important part of the data engineer and analytic tool landscape. Pydata at Strata provides in-depth coverage of the tools and techniques gaining traction with the data audience, including iPython Notebook, NumPy/matplotlib for visualization, SciPy, scikit-learn, and how to scale Python performance, including how to handle large, distributed data sets. Read more.
2:20pm–3:00pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Ask Us Anything
Location: 211 B
Andreas Mueller (NYU, scikit-learn), Jennifer Klay (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Peter Wang (Anaconda), Travis Oliphant (Anaconda), Andy Terrel (NumFOCUS), Matthew Rocklin (Anaconda), Wes McKinney (Two Sigma Investments), Stefan van der Walt (UC Berkeley), Kyle Kelley (Netflix), Jonathan Frederic (IPython)
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Join the presenters of the PyData Tutorials for further discussions on some of the most used tools in the Python data stack. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share insight with those who have authored or contributed to: * scikit-learn * NumPy * Bokeh * IPython * Numba * Blaze * pandas * scikit-image Read more.