Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 11-17, 2016

SciPy 2016 Sponsors

Institutional Sponsor

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Enthought provides scientific and analytic software, training, and consulting solutions utilizing Python. The Enthought Canopy software platform includes an integrated analysis and application development environment plus a Python distribution with over 200 pre-compiled core scientific and analytic libraries such as SciPy, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and IPython.

In 2014, Enthought introduced Enthought Training on Demand, an online learning library of Python training modules developed for scientists, engineers, and data analysts. The company also provides live Python training classes and consulting solutions for enterprises in industries such as finance, energy, aerospace, consumer products, and biotechnology.

The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with additional offices in Cambridge, UK, and Mumbai, India. For more information visit

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Platinum Sponsors

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Driven by the vision of our founders, we enable lasting, meaningful change through sustained, scientifically sound philanthropy. We appreciate our role as society’s venture capital, making bold investments and taking considered risks, to attain significant results that can improve the future. We seek to achieve through philanthropy what Gordon Moore accomplished for the world of computing: to create an ever more powerful engine of progress in society.

Gold Sponsors


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.

Clover Health

Clover Health is reinventing the health insurance model by using its data and analytics platform to identify at-risk members and partner with providers to accelerate care coordination, improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable costs. Built with technology at its core, Clover aggregates and structures data from a wide range of sources – from primary care providers and lab results, to customer service interactions and home visits – for continuous, real-time monitoring. Clover is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit


The HDF Group

The HDF Group is proud to sponsor SciPy 2016, and to support the Python community that is doing so much to advance science and engineering.

The HDF Group’s unique suite of technologies and services address problems of how to organize, store, discover, access, analyze, share, and preserve data in the face of enormous growth in size and complexity. We are grateful to the many Python developers and users whose applications and tools enhance the effectiveness and usability of HDF for our users.

The HDF Group is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the needs of users in ever-changing computational environments, while at the same time maintaining its commitment to ensure the accessibility of data stored in HDF for the future. Please visit our website at


At JetBrains, we have a passion for making people more productive through smarter software. Today JetBrains makes some of the most intelligent and powerful IDEs in the market. Our products are used by millions of developers worldwide, and you’ve probably heard of some of them: IntelliJ IDEA for Java, enterprise and web development; ReSharper for .NET; PyCharm for Python; CLion for C++, as well as other smart tools for individual developers and teams. We are also the creators of Kotlin, a new JVM programming language.


DE Shaw & Co

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since its organization in 1988 by a former Columbia University computer science professor, David E. Shaw, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on financial innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff. Our investment activities are based on both mathematical models and our staff’s expertise, and our multi-disciplinary approach combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, sector expertise, and finance. We offer the benefits of being one of the world’s largest, most established alternative investment managers, with a world-class technology infrastructure, deep research capabilities, and programs that facilitate the ongoing growth and internal mobility of staff. 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.

Quantlab Financial, LLC

Quantlab Financial, LLC is a dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets, and supports a very successful proprietary trading organization. Founded in 1998, Quantlab is an established presence and one of the pioneers in quantitative investment management with a track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions. In simple terms, we are similar to a hedge fund, but have no outside investors enabling us to be much more stable. We invest heavily in bleeding edge technologies, seeking to optimize performance and minimize latency throughout our trading systems. We’re located in Houston, TX, Boston, MA, the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK.


We're a company of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Success is measured against the possible, not the probable. For today’s pioneers, that’s exactly why there’s no place on Earth they’d rather build than Amazon.


Capital One

Capital One started with a simple principle – attract talented people and give them the opportunity to be great. Founded in 1988, we harnessed the power of big data to create customized products that disrupted the credit card industry. Over the years, our associates have used our information-based strategy to build a great company, bringing breakthrough banking products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. Today, with more than 65-million customers and 40,000 associates worldwide, our Cloud-enabled infrastructure, Open Source culture, and leading-edge data and analytics platforms are fueling Capital One’s position as a digital leader.

Silver Sponsors

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion is turning disease research and drug discovery into a data science problem. We've so far collected over 40 TB of high-res images of human cells, some diseased, some healthy. We comb this data to find promising treatments for rare genetic diseases. There are more than 5,000 untreated rare genetic diseases, which together affect nearly ten million people in the US alone. Each of these diseases affects too few people for traditional pharmaceutical companies to approach them, so we're building a way to seek treatments for hundreds of these diseases in parallel.

Statistics, machine learning, data science, data engineering, and deep learning are at the core of what we do, we use the python stack and produce Jupyter notebooks prolifically, and we're actively looking for the best to join us at the edge of the mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Mu Sigma

Mu Sigma is a category-defining Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics company helping enterprises institutionalize data-driven decision-making. Mu Sigma's unique interdisciplinary approach and cross-industry learning drive innovation in solving high-impact business problems across marketing, risk and supply chain. With over 3500 decision scientists and experience across 10 industry verticals, Mu Sigma has been consistently validated as the preferred Decision Sciences and analytics partner. Mu Sigma provides an integrated decision support ecosystem of products, services and cross-industry best practice processes transforming the way decisions are enabled in enterprises for more than 140 Fortune 500 clients. Visit

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.

Descartes Labs

Descartes Labs is a New Mexico-based startup applying artificial intelligence to satellite imagery to better understand our planet. Our first focus is in agriculture, where we are building advanced models that better predict the output of commodity crops corn, soy, and wheat globally. To build these models, we ingest and process petabytes of data.


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.

Microsoft Azure

Jump Trading

Jump Trading has been at the forefront of quantitative trading since its founding 15 years ago. We pride ourselves on being an industry leader that quietly sets the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. With a strong track record of success through all market conditions, the firm has grown to over 450 people with offices located in Chicago, New York, London, and Singapore. At Jump, we enjoy a casual workplace atmosphere and a flat organizational structure. You will enjoy the upsides of a startup, but have the stability of an established company. Our founders not only encourage, but expect employees to explore new ideas and develop innovative solutions. We are looking for brilliant, motivated, and intellectually-curious individuals with backgrounds in programming, mathematics or quantitative analysis to join our elite teams.


At AOL, our mission is to simplify the internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. We connect people through our products and experiences across a growing community of over 700 million global unique users in 22 global markets. To do this, we build brands that are household names like The Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch among many others backed by the world’s best and largest adtech - AOL Platforms. We are bursting with new ideas and dreaming without limits. At AOL, we have the tools, reach and resources to mobilize the future. And we make it all happen through cutting edge, open-source technologies.



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 high-performance computing, visualization, medical imaging, computer vision, software process, and data management and analytics.  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


Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit or follow @autodesk.


The USGS is focused on some of the most significant issues society faces, in which natural science can make a substantial contribution to the well-being of the United States and the world. The USGS is constantly seeking better software technology to support its mission in characterizing and understanding complex Earth and biological systems through research, modeling, mapping, and the production of high quality data on the United States natural resource infrastructure.


Media & Community Sponsors


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.

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.

O'Reilly Media

Programando Ciencia

PyDelhi - Python Delhi User Group

So what is PyDelhi

  • a volunteer organization
  • a group of technically inclined students, professionals and teachers and entrepreneurs
  • who want to learn something new
  • having a common primary interest in the python programming language