Continuum will be at SciPy 2013

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Continuum Analytics is excited for next week’s SciPy 2013 conference in Austin, TX. In addition to sending eight people, we will be participating in the conference in numerous ways:

  • Ben Zaitlen and Aaron Meurer will be conducting tutorials.
  • Mark Wiebe will be giving a talk about Blaze.
  • On Thursday, July 27th Continuum will be hosting a happy hour at Scholz Garten.
  • Continuum is announcing the Wakari SciPy 2013 notebook gallery.

Ben Zaitlen and Clayton Davis will be presenting Data Processing with Python. Their tutorial will focus on common analysis and ETL techniques using a variety of Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, SciKit-Learn. Additionally, they will also cover MapReduce and IPython Parallel when the resources of a single node is unable to efficiently return results. While this class is already full (90 signups), the materials can also be found online in our github repo. Also, we are planning multiple blog posts about the class featuring many of the exercises and examples presented.

Aaron Meurer and Ondřej Čertík will be presenting Guide to Symbolic Computing with SymPy. This will be an introductory tutorial on the SymPy library, which is a library for symbolic mathematics in Python. Aaron Meurer is the lead developer of SymPy, and is interning at Continuum this summer.

Mark Wiebe will be giving a talk about The DyND Library, a component of Blaze. The DyND library is an in-memory data structure which is dynamic, multidimensional, and array-oriented.

Continuum would like to invite all SciPy attendees to our Continuum Happy Hour at Scholz Garten. The event starts on Thursday, June 27th at 7:45pm. We will be providing free appetizers. Come down and meet the Continuum team in a more informal setting. Many employees will be there to talk about our products, how you are using them, and to just catch up.

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We are also pleased to announce the Wakari SciPy 2013 notebook gallery. Wakari is our web hosted interactive analysis environment. People will be able to view IPython Notebooks presented at SciPy and execute them in their own free Wakari account. If you would like your notebook to be included, please contact paddy.mullen[at]

Continuum employees who will be attending SciPy include: Travis Oliphant (CEO of Continuum, creator of NumPy), Mark Wiebe (Blaze Contributor), Francesc Alted (PyTables Author, Blaze Contributor), Ilan Schnell (Anaconda Architect), Jay Bourque (IOPro Author), Ben Zaitlen, Aaron Meurer, and Clayton Davis.

If you’d like to schedule a time to meet up, please send an email to