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21 January 2014 - 23:43PyData London conference keynotes and topics coming together

We’ve got our keynoters for PyData London (Feb Fri 21- Sun 23):

  • Gael Varoquaux (INRIA) with “Building a Cutting-Edge Data Processing Environment on a Budget”
  • Felix Fernandez (Deutsche Börse) with “Python in the Financial Industry: The Universal Tool for End-to-End Development”

Gael is a core committer for scikit-learn and Felix is the Business CIO for the Cash & Derivatives IT department.

Along with the keynoters we have a nice set of talks lining up (the Call for Proposals is open!), the topics will probably include:

  • Javascript frameworks for data visualisation
  • Statistical approaches to problem solving
  • An economist’s view into data science
  • Art in the realm of Big Data
  • Data clustering techniques
  • High performance Python processing

Our Call for Proposals is open until the end of the month, I’m really keen to see stories and tutorials around the solving of interesting problems with data. Whilst the conference is themed for Python I’m keen to see proposals that use other languages (or no language – art & stats!) to do interesting things around data. I’m more focused on interesting topics and lively discussion. Are there any R, Matlab and Julia users who’d like to share their experience?

Please do consider putting forward a proposal, the conversation that will come out of the conference looks to be rather interesting already. If you’ve never spoken at a conference before then this would be a rather ideal place to start.

Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.

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