Ten Things You Didn't Know About Jupyter
Dr. Tony Fast,
Data Lead at Code for Atlanta
Project Jupyter is a growing ecosystem of free, open source scientific software for interactive computing, consisting of millions of users and over a million notebooks on GitHub. Jupyter's Notebook, and related experiences, are becoming standard interfaces for scientists and engineers. The notebook interface is impacting the broader landscapes of research, computing, and teaching where 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.
Within organizations, Jupyter notebooks are commonly used to exchange ideas and build knowledge bases across diverse disciplines. The talk will highlight recent case studies in Jupyter transforming classroom education, massive collaboration in physics, and the entire multimedia experience of learning.
Tony Fast is a modern scientist with over a decade of experience analyzing unstructured data for cross functional teams in research, business, and security. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University and has B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University. Tony currently explores the intersection of applied engineering and computer science, trying to understand how open access 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 is a data lead at Code for Atlanta; he was a co-founder of PyData Atlanta.