Thursday, November 1 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom, Atlanta, Ga
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GVU Center Brown Bag: Tony Fast, "Project Jupyter and the Rise of Literate Computing"

Abstract:

Project Jupyter is a growing ecosystem of free, open source scientific software for literate and interactive computing.  Jupyter's Notebook, and related experiences, are becoming standard interfaces for scientists and engineers in physical and social sciences.  The notebook interface is impacting the broader landscapes of research, computing, and teaching where communicating data and code are essential; the stakeholders span industry, academia, and philanthropy.  

This talk will review the history of Project Jupyter as scientific software born from the Scientific Python (SciPy) community.  Since its inception, the community has extended Jupyter to work with over 50 different languages and provided new options for interactive development, research and presentation, including JupyterLab, the next generation of the Notebook.  In the broader open source community we find Jupyter tools for grading, batch processing, app development, documentation, tests, and even source code.

Notebook interfaces compose literate documents that provide the ability to share human and machine readable knowledge within organizations across diverse disciplines.  This talk will highlight recent case studies in Jupyter transforming classroom education, massive collaboration in physics, data-driven journalism, and the entire multimedia experience of learning.

Speaker Bio:

Tony Fast is a modern scientist with over a decade of experience analyzing unstructured data for cross functional teams in research, business, and security.  Currently, he works as an open source consultant assisting organizations in connecting their technology to the scientific Python community.  He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University and has B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University.  Tony’s research explores the intersection of applied engineering and computer science, trying to understand how open access and interactive computing will transform basic science for the next generation workforce. Tony is actively building diverse communities around open source scientific software technologies in Metro Atlanta.  Tony currently organizes the Atlanta Jupyter User Group and PyData Atlanta.

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