Anna loves working at the intersection of tech and people and currently works for Elastic on the Community team. She is a director of the Python Software Foundation, PyCon US staff member, Django Girls organizer, and co-leader of PyLadies London. In her free time she loves speaking at conferences and mentoring future speakers. Anna is very passionate about diversity, community outreach, and mental health. She believes that the world needs more kindness for “everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about so be kind. Always.”
Sylvain Corlay is the founder and CEO of QuantStack. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics from University Paris VI. As an Open Source Developer, Sylvain contributes to Project Jupyter in the areas of interactive widgets and language kernels and is a steering committee member of the Project. Besides Jupyter, Sylvain contributes to a number of scientific computing open-source projects such as bqplot, xtensor, and ipyleaflet. Sylvain founded QuantStack in September 2016. Prior to founding QuantStack, Sylvain was a Quant Researcher at Bloomberg and an Adjunct Faculty member at the Courant Institute and Columbia University. Beyond QuantStack, Sylvain serves as a member of the board of directors of the NumFOCUS foundation. He also co-organizes the PyData Paris Meetup.
Brandon works to improve developer productivity at Dropbox, which deploys several of the world’s largest Python applications. His talks and articles work to uncover the tacit knowledge that leads experienced programmers to craft simple, testable code. Other favorite topics include amateur astronomy, UNIX tradition, and ASCII art.