All Speakers

Alan Nichol

Alan Nichol

Alan is the co-founder and CTO of Rasa, and maintainer of the Rasa NLU and Rasa Core, the leading open source libraries for building conversational AI. He is also the author of the DataCamp course "building chatbots in python". He ...

Amelia Taylor

Amelia Taylor

After 16 years as a mathematics professor, including at Colorado College, Taylor competed for, and completed, the Insight Data Science Fellows Program, a rapid immersion training where she created a data product in four weeks. She is now a data ...

Andrew Danks

Andrew Danks

University of Toronto graduate and Software Engineer on the Data Quality team @ Yelp for 5 years. Loves finding ways to leverage data to create better user experiences. Favorite chain is Krispy Krunchy Chicken!

Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is a statistician turned data scientist using Python as an entry point into computer science. He tackles a diverse array of data and computational problems in his current position at Kaiser Permanente. There he evangelizes the use of ...

Bartosz Wróblewski

Bartosz Wróblewski

Bartosz fell in love with Python ever since he’d discovered the reference manual for 2.4, and he’s never looked back. During the last decade he’s been building reliable, data-intensive systems with NumPy and varying levels of ...

Brandon Rhodes

Brandon Rhodes

Brandon Rhodes has spoken at Python conferences from Portland to Warsaw and Budapest. He is interested in how beautiful code patterns can help us tell stories that don’t become an impossible tangle as a code base grows ever larger.

Brian Weber

Brian Weber

Brian is a Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter, where he supports internal platform security and Direct Messaging. He has also worked at Pinterest and Facebook, where he has worked on deployment, monitoring, and remediation tooling primarily using Python.

Bryan Van de Ven

Bryan Van de Ven

Bryan has worked for Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics) for six and half years. During that time he has taught dozens of Python training courses at various levels, and has spoken at many conferences. However, for the majority of that time ...

Carol Willing

Carol Willing

Carol is currently a Research Software Engineer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo working full-time on Project Jupyter. She is also a a Python Software Foundation Fellow and former Director; a Project Jupyter Steering Council member; a core developer on ...

Cibele Montez Halasz

Cibele Montez Halasz

Cibele Montez Halasz & Yi Zhuang will be co-presenting

Cibele Montez Halasz:

Cibele is a Software Engineer at Twitter Cortex, where she helps to build Twitter’s deep learning platform. Prior to working at Twitter, Cibele worked at Apple as ...

Cung Tran

Cung Tran

Cung is the lead architect for the product search platform at Wayfair. He has developed a variety of applications from search intent engines to visual search engines. His team’s application design focuses on long-term scalability and supports millions of ...

Daniel Imberman, Seth Edwards

Daniel Imberman, Seth Edwards

Daniel Imberman is a Big Data Engineer on the Spark & NoSQL Team at Bloomberg LP. He received a BS/MS in distributed Machine Learning from UC Santa Barbara in 2016.

Seth Edwards is a Staff Software Engineer at PubNub ...

Darlene Wong, Varang Amin

Darlene Wong, Varang Amin

Darlene Wong and Varang Amin are Senior Software Engineers working on QA Automation at Palo Alto Networks.

David Blank-Edelman

David Blank-Edelman

David has over thirty years of experience in the SRE/DevOps/systems administration field in large multiplatform environments. He is the author of the O'Reilly Otter book (Automating Systems Administration with Perl) and the editor/curator of "Seeking SRE ...

Dr. Brian Spiering

Dr. Brian Spiering

Dr. Brian Spiering is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco and freelance consultant. He teaches humans the languages of computers (primarily Python) and teaches computers the languages of humans (through Natural Language Processing and Artificial ...

Elaine Yeung

Elaine Yeung

Elaine works at Sentry on the Operations team as a software engineering intern. Prior to Sentry, she taught elementary school for four years then spent another four years as an assistant principal. As an administrator, she led her school’s ...

Erin Allard

Erin Allard

Prior to joining InfoScout in her first (and current) software engineering role, Erin learned Python & web development at Hackbright Academy in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, she has also served as an instructor for both Girls Who Code ...

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Ethan is a core developer on the mypy project, a gradual static type checker for Python and a contributor to CPython. He is a passionate open source developer fascinated in programming languages and their design. Ethan is currently writing way ...

Fabio Fleitas

Fabio Fleitas

Fabio is Co-Founder and CTO at Tesorio (YC S15 & backed by First Round and Floodgate). Tesorio is a cash flow management platform that streamlines B2B collections, currency exposure analysis, and cash flow forecasting.

Fabio has previously given talks at ...

Flávio Juvenal

Flávio Juvenal

I'm a software engineer from Brazil and partner at Vinta Software (www.vinta.com.br). At Vinta, we love beautiful high-quality products, from UX to code, and we will defend them against unreasonable deadlines and features. We use mostly ...

Greg Price

Greg Price

Greg works on Zulip, the world's most productive group chat software, which is proudly 100% open source and in Python. As an engineer and manager at Dropbox he led work that helped everyone write higher-quality code faster, including the ...

Henry Chen

Henry Chen

I teach Python at Hackbright Academy, a software engineering bootcamp in San Francisco. In the past I've worked as a data scientist, engineer, and physicist.

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer is an independent consultant focused on data intensive systems, from infrastructure to machine learning. Current clients include a research laboratory, a high performance storage company, and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Jeff has a PhD in ...

Jessica Forde

Jessica Forde

Jessica Forde is a maintainer at Project Jupyter. At Project Jupyter, she works primarily on JupyterHub, Binder, and JuptyerLab to improve access to scientific computing and scientific research. Her previous open source projects include datamicroscopes, a DARPA-funded Bayesian nonparametrics library ...

Joe Cabrera

Joe Cabrera

Joe Cabrera is a software engineer with 6 years of professional experience building scalable and distributed systems for companies including Vimeo, Jopwell and now Handshake. He has spoken at professional conferences and is involved in the Python open source community.

Jonas Neubert

Jonas Neubert

Jonas is a robotics engineer and software developer who writes Python to control machines and factories. Among the many places where he has caused downtime are a steel processing plant, an automated genomics lab, and a cinema projection room (during ...

Katarzyna Rachuta

Katarzyna Rachuta

Kasia works as a data scientist at Medium. She has a master’s in theoretical physics from University College London and after graduation, she moved to San Francisco from London. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for women-related organizations ...

Kelley Robinson

Kelley Robinson

Kelley has worked in a variety of engineering roles ranging from trading live cattle derivatives to building production data pipelines in Python and Scala. She leverages her eclectic background to build inclusive communities inside and outside of the workplace. In ...

Kevin Hock

Kevin Hock

Kevin is a security engineer interested in static analysis and Python.

Lizzie Siegle

Lizzie Siegle

Lizzie is a Twilio developer evangelist who recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College in computer science. She enjoys running, reading, and Python, Swift, and Haskell (not all at the same time.)

Luca Bezerra

Luca Bezerra

I have a Masters degree in Computer Science and I’ve been developing software for over 7 years. Currently I’m a fullstack developer at Vinta Software (www.vintasoftware.com), a software studio that focuses on delivering high-quality products using ...

Max Humber

Max Humber

Max is a Data Engineer interested in improving finance with technology. He currently works for Wealthsimple and previously served as the first Data Scientist for Borrowell. He’s spoken about programming, python, and data in Boston, Austin, Medellin, London, Berlin ...

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a Staff SRE at LinkedIn who works on building scalable monitoring infrastructure, reliability principles and incident management. Michael previously interned at NASA Ames on their PhoneSat project. Michael's key interests lie in network engineering and automation.

Mike Lee Williams

Mike Lee Williams

Mike Lee Williams does applied research into computer science, statistics and machine learning at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs. While getting his PhD in astrophysics he spent 2% of his time observing the heavens in beautiful far west Texas, and the ...

Moshe Zadka

Moshe Zadka

Moshe has been in the open source community since 1995 and in the Python community since 1999. He has been a core contributor to Python, and is a core contributor, and an early member, of the Twisted project.

Moshe has ...

Natalie Serebryakova

Natalie Serebryakova

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalieserebry/

Navin Kumar

Navin Kumar

Navin is the lead engineer at Insight Engines.

Paige Bailey

Paige Bailey

Paige Bailey is a senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft, Paige was a data scientist and machine learning engineer in the energy industry (drilling and completions optimization, subsurface characterization ...

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

I'm a web developer with a background in aerospace engineering. I help organize Python community events in Texas with PyWeb Houston and PyTexas. I'm obsessed with Web technology and created a web based IDE Neutron64.com. In addition ...

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas is co-founder of fast.ai, which is making deep learning more accessible, and a researcher-in-residence at University of San Francisco Data Institute. Rachel has a mathematics PhD from Duke and has previously worked as a quant, a data ...

Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt is a Senior Technical Evangelist and Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services in Los Angeles. Randall spends most of his time building demos and writing about new services and launches on the AWS News Blog. Python is his ...

Ravi Chityala

Ravi Chityala

Dr. Ravi Chityala is a Senior Engineer in Silicon Valley. He has more than 12 years of experience in image processing and scientific computing. He teaches Python at University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension, Santa Clara, CA. He ...

Raymond Hettinger

Raymond Hettinger

Raymond is the leader of an international Python training and consulting company and a celebrated speaker in the Python community worldwide. He has been a Python core developer for 16 years, contributing extensively to modules like bisect, collections, decimal, functools ...

Rudy Mutter

Rudy Mutter

Rudy is the CTO & a founding partner at Yeti a product development firm in San Francisco. He also runs the San Francisco Django Meetup Group. Rudy became obsessed with technology once he got his first computer and subsequently spent ...

Sara Hooker

Sara Hooker

Sara is the Executive Director at Delta Analytics, a 501(c)3 Bay Area nonprofit. Nominally Irish, she spent her childhood in Africa, growing up in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. Her work is dedicated to empowering nonprofits ...

Sebastian Hanus / Deborah Hanus

Sebastian Hanus / Deborah Hanus

Deborah Hanus

Deborah has done machine learning research at MIT, Harvard, and Google Brain. Her work in machine learning has spanned developing models of human perception to exploring medical data. She has been a teaching assistant for undergraduate classes at ...

Simon Willison

Simon Willison

Simon Willison is an engineering director at Eventbrite, a Bay Area ticketing company working to bring the world together through live experiences.

Simon joined Eventbrite through their acquisition of Lanyrd, a Y Combinator funded company he co-founded in 2010. He ...

Sourabh Bajaj

Sourabh Bajaj

Sourabh is a software engineer at Google Brain. He is interested in Machine Learning and Data Infrastructure. At Google he works on Tensorflow. Prior to that, he was part of the Data Science team at Coursera working on everything from ...

Srivatsan Sridharan

Srivatsan Sridharan

Srivatsan Sridharan is an Engineering Manager at Yelp, leading efforts around Distributed Systems and Streaming Infrastructure. He cares about building teams rooted in trust and empathy, winning through collaboration, and following pythonic principles in his everyday life (EAFP += 1). In ...

Travis Oliphant

Travis Oliphant

Travis is the creator of SciPy, NumPy, and Numba and the founder and Director of Anaconda, Inc. He is also the founder of NumFOCUS and currently serves as the CEO of Quansight.

Yury Selivanov

Yury Selivanov

Python core developer. Worked on adding async/await to Python, lead maintainer of asyncio, creator of uvloop & asyncpg packages. CEO of egdedb.com.

Zhangyuan Hu

Zhangyuan Hu

Zhangyuan, Hu works as Senior Software Engineer for Data warehouse and Monetization team at Optimizely. Before joining Optimziely, Frank was Founding partner and Lead Software Engineer at MailTime Inc, A Y-Combinator company to simplify email experience as easy as text ...

wesley chun

wesley chun

WESLEY CHUN is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" (corepython.com) series, co-author of Python Web Development with Django (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & ...