Office Hour with Brian Granger and Wes McKinney

Expo Hall (Table B)

This office hour will cover a number of topics related to using Python for data science. The speakers will be Brian Granger (lead developer of the IPython Notebook) and Wes McKinney (lead developer of Pandas). The focus will be on the usage of the IPython Notebook and Pandas as tools for performing data centric computations. However, Wes and Brian are actively involved in the larger open source community and will discuss general topics related to Python and its many libraries.

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Brian Granger

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Brian Granger is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Cal Poly State
University in San Luis Obispo, CA and co-founder of Chronicle Labs. He has a background in theoretical
atomic, molecular and optical physics, with a Ph.D from the University of Colorado. His current research interests
include quantum computing, parallel and distributed computing and
interactive computing environments for scientific and technical computing. He is a core developer of the
IPython project and is an active contributor to a number of other open source projects focused on scientific computing in Python.

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Wes McKinney

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 for Cloudera and was the founder and CEO of DataPad.


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