Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 6-12
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Enthought, Inc.

Enthought, Inc. is a scientific and analytic software company powered by Python. We provide the desktop analysis environment and Python distribution, Enthought Canopy. Canopy’s straight-forward install, update and rollback, and graphical package management greatly reduce the complexity of getting a Python environment working, and the analysis desktop simplifies scripting and analysis tasks for scientists, engineers and analysts. Enthought specializes in providing unique solutions to challenging technical problems and Python training for organizations in geophysics, finance, and research. We have offices in Austin, Cambridge (UK), New York City and Mumbai.



Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

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Real Massive

RealMassive is the first-ever source of real-time commercial real estate information. Our search, marketing, and collaboration platform empowers CRE professionals and tenants with transparent access to trusted insight and the most accurate data possible.

Tenants use our free search engine to efficiently find the ideal space for their business, create a custom portfolio, and monitor market activity. Tenant reps use RealMassive to identify, manage, and analyze spaces to find the best possible option for their clients. And commercial real estate professionals use our collaborative platform to streamline their marketing efforts and gain insight into the performance of their space and buildings.

RealMassive is headquartered in Austin, TX, and serves the Austin, San Antonio, and Houston commercial real estate markets.


University of Washington eScience Institute

Supporting Data-Driven Discovery in all Fields

The D. E. Shaw Group

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than 1,000 employees world-wide. Activities range from the deployment of investment strategies based on either mathematical models or human expertise to the acquisition of existing companies and the financing or development of new ones. We have a long history of looking for candidates who aren’t conventional “financial types,” and our culture doesn’t fit the typical corporate mold. We offer generous compensation, reasonable hours, and the chance to work with exceptionally talented colleagues in a casual environment.


Endgame is delivering the next generation of Security Intelligence & Analytics (SIA). Our core capabilities use data-science and cutting-edge technology to give our federal and commercial customers real-time visibility across their digital domains, and our ecosystem of applications use that insight to solve a wide array of security problems. Endgame allows you to see what others can’t, and to take control of your connected world. Endgame was founded in 2008 and has offices in Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, and San Antonio.


GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it's your company's app, your favorite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing on any device. Start collaborating today—open source project hosting is free!

The Bidding Network

We are an IT Staffing firm that is based here in Austin, Texas. We are a team of five recruiters and we represent some of the most high profile SW companies in Austin. We also have a strong presence in New York City. We represent opportunities for Software Developers, QA Engineers and Technical Product Managers. We also are very well networked in the PhD Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Computational Science community and represent opportunities for those engineers, both in Austin and NYC.


Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and
development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source
community in many ways, including more than 50 million lines of source
code, programs for students including Google Summer of Code and the
Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects,
LUGs, and events around the world. Learn more at

Susquehanna International Group, LLP

SIG is a global quantitative trading firm. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in high performance, low-latency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side by side to develop and implement our trading strategies.


Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company’s award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit

Python Software Foundation

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. It qualifies under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and conducts its business according to the rules for such organizations.

Continuum Analytics

Continuum Analytics provides open-source and commercial Python products for high-performance data analysis and scientific computing. Our popular free products include the Anaconda Python distribution and, a browser-based Python analysis platform. Continuum offers commercial versions of both products: Anaconda Server for enterprise package management and Wakari Enterprise for collaborative data analytics. Our open-source projects include Blaze (distributed NumPy), Numba (Python LLVM compiler), and Bokeh (interactive web plots from Python). We also provide Python training and consulting services.


NumFOCUS promotes and supports the ongoing research and development of open-source scientific computing tools through educational, community, and public channels. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, NumFocus works to maintain accessible and reproducible computing in science and technology.

Our programs include: fiscal sponsorship, the John Hunter Technology Fellowship, Women in Technology educational initiatives, project grants, organization of PyData conferences, membership and community support. Visit for additional information.


Resilient Science

Resilient Science simplifies high-performance computing. We are founded on the belief that by removing the barriers to performing big data analysis and developing petascale-pipelines, scientists will deliver the future sooner. Our mission is to make data-intensive computing easily accessible to research groups and individuals with the purpose of accelerating technological advancement and scientific discovery.

Spoken Tutorial

P.I. Prof Kannan Moudgalya

Spoken Tutorial is a mission to eradicate IT illiteracy from India. We have come together to make
this mission a success. The project delivers practical lessons on software used in various fields of
application and general utilities.
Digital Divide series caters to an audience eager to learn how to get things done, using the rapidly
progressing Information Technology and the information available on the world wide web.
FOSS series are for those who can want to learn programming and use computers in their day-to-
day work, both in the office and at home. The lessons are offered in the form of spoken tutorials and they teach how to learn a software and develop applications using various Open Source Technologies, for real life purposes.

All the Spoken Tutorials are easy to use and are made such that you will be able to learn from it
almost anywhere, anytime, at your own pace in a language of your choice, without any help from
domain experts. Workshops can also be availed for batch learning by any institute in the country. This service is offered by the dedicated Events Team of the project.

Visit for more details on past workshops.
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U.S. Geological Survey

Kitware Inc.

Kitware is an advanced technology, research, and open-source solutions provider for research facilities, government institutions, and corporations worldwide. Founded in 1998, Kitware specializes in research and development in the areas of visualization, medical imaging, computer vision, quality software process, data management, and informatics. Among its services, Kitware offers consulting and support for high-quality software solutions. Kitware is headquartered in Clifton Park, NY, with offices in Carrboro, NC; Santa Fe, NM; and Lyon, France. More information can be found on

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.


Creare performs a wide range of engineering design, development, and testing services for clients in both the Government and private sector. Our work involves development of novel sensors, thermal analysis, fluid dynamics, wireless data collection, signal and image processing, optics, design of novel machines, and embedded data processors. Creare’s systems are in use on the Hubble Space Telescope, on the Martian surface, on military aircraft and ships, in clinics around the world, Government labs, and by our commercial clients.

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine strong software development skills, a solid foundation in engineering, and a desire for highly creative work. Our location in Hanover, NH provides the ideal place for those who love the outdoors and small town living in New England.

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PyLadies Austin

PyLadies Austin is a social/professional group for female Python programmers at every experience level. We are a group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.

Center for Open Science

The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia. COS is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge. Operating with a technology start-up atmosphere and mindset, the COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, and is collaborative, high energy, and dedicated to openness. COS has three primary activities: Infrastructure Development, Community Building, and Metascience. Visit the COS website to get more information about COS goals and activities from the COS strategic plan, to see how COS and its projects are being presented in the media, or to find two scholarly articles by the founders outlining a vision of scientific utopia for research communication and research practices.

Women Who Code

Women Who Code is a global organization dedicated to inspiring women to pursue and excel in technology careers. We tripled in 2013 and now have more than 10,000 members in 13 countries. We are known for our free weekly technical study groups and larger monthly events including tech talks, hack nights, and career trainings. More than 100 top tech companies including Square, KPCB, Kainos, Heroku, Yelp, and many more have sponsored events for the popular and growing organization.