PyData Introduction

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  • PyData Introduction

    1. 1. PyData NYC 2012
    2. 2. Python and Big Data• Python has become an established language for scientific, engineering, and technical computing• Ubiquitous in industry for all kinds of problems large and small - National labs - Finance - Oil & Gas - Consumer Products - Aerospace / Defense
    3. 3. Next Steps• Challenge is now to build/expand this community around out-of-core and distributed data structures and algorithms.• A unifying focus of the PyData community.• The accessibility of Python syntax will empower the next generation of “data scientists” just as it has empowered this generation of “real” scientists.
    4. 4. A few thoughts on how• Integration with as much as possible: Python is and should remain the ultimate glue (need Python .JVM equivalent of Python .NET)• Compelling new features (Python compiler, out-of- core data structures, R-inspired data-frames with hierarchical indexing, meta-data enhanced plotting)• Focus on pragmatic solving of real problems easily not on language fanboyism or feature-fetish. Empower domain experts and the occasional programmer.
    5. 5. Thank you!• Our Sponsors - DE Shaw and Co - Appnexus - JPMorgan - NumFOCUS - PSF• Our Organizers: People at Continuum Analytics, Inc., Lambda-Foundry• Our Speakers: They put a lot of effort into both the talks and the work being discussed• Attendees: your participation makes this all possible!
    6. 6. Reminders• Sign up for the hack-a-thon: http://pydata.eventbrite.com/ - Bring your photo-ID that matches your registration name - Need to be on the list to be admitted. List being sent over at noon - Sign up to lead BOFs, sprints, or demos at wiki page: http://tinyurl.com/ pydata-sprints• Register for Dinner tonight (included in ticket) - Continuum will present a brief overview of our products and services and answer questions but otherwise it will be lively discussion among friends -Special networking track for students and other people looking for jobs• PyData West in Santa Clara: March 19-21, 2013 - http://pydatawest2013.pydata.org
    7. 7. PyData NYC 2012

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