Course Trainer Bios
All of our training courses are taught by Python experts. Our trainers have years of real world programming experience in a wide variety of applications and can tailor sessions to meet your company’s needs.
Travis Oliphant, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Travis 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, electromagnetic, 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, develops business strategy, and guides technical direction of the company. He actively contributes to software development, and engages with the wider open source community in the Python ecosystem.
Co-Founder & President
Peter holds a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and has been developing applications professionally using Python since 2001. Before co-founding Continuum Analytics in 2011, Peter spent seven years at Enthought designing and developing applications for a variety of companies, including investment bankers, high-frequency trading firms, oil companies, and others. In 2007, Peter was named Director of Technical Architecture and served as client liaison on high-profile projects. Peter also developed Chaco, an open-source, Python-based toolkit for interactive data visualization.
Peter's roles at Continuum Analytics include product design and development, software management, business strategy, and training.
Hugo Shi, Ph.D.
Bryan Van De Ven
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To attend a course, please check the corresponding course page to find the next class, or contact us to schedule a private session. Classes are typically scheduled 8-32 weeks in advance and can be held worldwide.
2013-2014 Training DatesCalendar
June 4 - 7, 2013
September 3 - 6, 2013
December 3 - 6, 2013
April 16 - 19, 2013
July 16 - 19, 2013
October 15 - 18, 2013