PyDataNYC September 2016 Meetup

Sep 30, 2016 · New York, United States of America

Please join the PyDataNYC meetup Friday, 30 Sep at Civic Hall. We have an exciting panel of top-notch people in the open-source python and data science world: Brian Granger, Wes McKinney, and Matthew Rocklin.

We'll hear short presentations from Brian Granger, Wes McKinney, and Matthew Rocklin. We'll then have a free-form question and answer session with the three speakers about python and data science.

Please register if you are coming to help us gauge the number of attendees. Walk-up attendees are also welcome--don't let a lack of registration prevent you from coming!


6pm: Pizza

6:30pm: Short presentations by panel members

7:15pm: Question-answer session with attendees

7:45pm: Mix and mingle

9pm: End of meetup


Civic Hall is located at 156 5th Avenue on the northwest corner of 20th Street on the second floor.  Be sure to take the elevator bank furthest from the 5th avenue entrance to best access the space.  Should you have any trouble, feel free to ask the doorman for the West Elevators! He's happy to help.  


Brian Granger is an associate professor of physics and data science at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is a leader of the IPython project, cofounder of Project Jupyter, and an active contributor to a number of other open source projects focused on data science in Python. Brian is a board member of the NumFOCUS Foundation and a faculty fellow of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

We're happy to welcome Wes McKinney back to the Big Apple! Since 2007, Wes has been creating fast, easy-to-use data wrangling and statistical computing tools, mostly in the Python programming language. Wes is best known for creating the pandas project and writing the book Python for Data Analysis. Wes is also a contributor to the Arrow, Kudu (incubating), and Parquet projects within the Apache Software Foundation. Wes was the co-founder and CEO of DataPad, was the lead software engineer working on Python data tools at Cloudera, and now has joined Two Sigma Investments here in New York.

We're also happy to welcome Matthew Rocklin to NYC! Matthew Rocklin has been building tools for parallel computing while working on the Blaze project. Matthew earned a PhD in Computer Science at University of Chicago and after a short stint in Sandia National Labs, joined Continuum Analytics, primarily working on the Blaze project.

Come join us to hear three leaders in open-source python tools for data science, ask them questions, and mix and mingle with fellow PyDataNYCers!

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    PyData is an educational program of NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States. PyData provides a forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to)

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