Python Camp

An exploration of the Python Open Source Ecosystem

Sat. Nov. 18 from 09:30 am to 01:00 pm

Python Camp is a grassroots, community-run open-source conference focused on the Python ecosystem, including R, Jupyter and other technologies.

Our content is geared towards developers seeking to learn more about enterprise open source best practices, insights and emerging technologies.

Sponsors

If you or an organization you know may be interested in sponsorsing Python Camp please see out prospectus Prospectus and reach out to us by email.

Presenters

Python Camp features a rich mix of presenters from across the open source community.

Schedule

We will be adding schedule details in the next few days which specify the detailed order/timing of presentation on Sat. Nov. 18, between 9:30am - 1pm.

Presentations

Python Camp includes an interesting mix of presentation on best practices, emerging techniques, recent research and case studies regarding open source AI technologies.

Programming for Good: How can the Python community affect change for a more sustainable future?

“Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored; this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.” Hundreds of mission-driven organizations and communities are tackling complex social issues like poverty, global warming and public health. Many of those institutions have a wealth of unexplored data that could provide insights and facilitate impact — but they don’t have the time or programming skills required to leverage it. That’s where you come in. As a software engineer or a data scientist, you have the unique power to move the needle on critical issues; to be a real-life superhero! This talk will detail how you can get involved with socially impactful data projects, today, no matter what your skill or experience level. You will walk away with a list of organizations in need of assistance, as well as a detailed list of open data sources for your projects. Together, let’s use Python to make the world a better place.

Paige Bailey

Developer Advocate - Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (Microsoft)

Open-Source AI Tools (Python and R)

Are you wanting to get started with data science, but don't know where to begin? This talk with give an in-depth assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of open-source Python and R tools for data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Paige Bailey

Developer Advocate - Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (Microsoft)

Jupyter Enterprise Gateway

Most Enterprises today are looking to enable Data Scientists and Engineers on an interactive, self service analytics platform. In this session, we will introduce a new Jupyter incubation project: Jupyter Enterprise Gateway. It is a lightweight, multi-tenant, scalable, and secure gateway that enables Jupyter Notebooks to share resources across an Apache Spark cluster. We will discuss the design choices made to make the Jupyter notebook stack work with centralized resource management and to provide enterprise-grade security and auditing.

Kun Liu

Software Engineer (IBM)

QISKit: a quantum computing toolkit

Researchers are starting to create quantum computing hardware which is hoped will provide a glimpse into the immense computational power it is thought to have. One of the additional challenges now is to create the software tools needed to help further research in the field as well as enabling application researchers from a broad range of disciplines to program this fundamentally different kind of computer. In this session we will provide an overview of the SDK's structure, demonstrate the QISKit python SDK by writing a simple quantum program, and running the circuit on a real quantum computing device.

News

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Location

Our venue is Convene's midtown NYC location at 730 3rd Ave, where we'll be hosting along with other Open Camps events. We'll be posting further venue details here as the event approaches, including access and check-in procedures.

Team

Python Camp is organized by a volunteer team from the open source community. If you'd like to get involved, please reach out to us by email .