Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 10-16, 2017

SciPy 2017 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.


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.

Gold Sponsors

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


DataCamp is an online interactive education platform that focuses on building the best learning experience specifically for Data Science. Our courses on R, Python and Data Science are built around a certain topic, and combine video instruction with in-browser coding challenges so that you can learn by doing. Today, over one million data science enthusiasts have already taken courses by top instructors from universities such as Duke University and library authors like Bryan Van de Ven. You can start every course for free, whenever you want, wherever you want.

DE Shaw

The D.E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $41 billion investment capital as of January 1, 2017, and offices in North America, Europe and Asia.  Since our founding in 1988, our firm ahs earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management and the quality depth of our staff.  We have a significant presence in the world's capital markets, investing an in a wide range of companies and financial instruments in both developed and developing economies.

Our culture rewards analytical rigor and adherence to the highest possible ethical and legal standards, and we've cultivated a collegial work environment that promotes collaboration disciplines, geographies, and investment strategies.  Our firm has been built in part by attempting to do what other companes might consider impossible, or never imagine at all.  A single transformative idea that ultimately works—for a new business, a new trading model or an improved back office, a new trading model, or an improved back office process is worth a dozen ideas that lead nowhwere.  We've learned that when an extraordinary team sets extraordinary goals, astonishing breakthroughs can be expected.

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.


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.

Jump Trading

Jump Trading has been at the forefront of quantitative trading since its founding more than 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 500 people with offices around the world. 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.


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.


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.


Roche Sequencing Solutions (Santa Clara) is a nanopore-based sequencing company dedicated to making genetic testing easy and affordable. We are developing a revolutionary, low cost, DNA sequencing technology that can be used to improve the lives of people in a wide variety of applications including the timely screening of newborns for diseases and the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases.


Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about, all around the world. From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, from big events to everyday interests. If it's happening anywhere, it's happening first on Twitter. Twitter is where the full story unfolds with all the live commentary.

Two Sigma

We are Two Sigma. We imagine breakthroughs in investment management, insurance and related fields by pushing the boundaries of what open source and proprietary technology can do. In the process, we work to help real people. Through our investors, we support the retirements of millions around the world and help fund breakthrough research, education and a wide range of charities and foundations. Our engineers, data scientists and modelers harness data at tremendous scale, using machine learning, distributed computing and other technologies to build powerful predictive models. Come build with us!

Silver Sponsors


AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Underpinning this philosophy is an unrelenting commitment to excellence in technology — powering our insights and analysis. This unique combination has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

Continuum Analytics

Anaconda is the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python, the fastest growing data science language with more than 13 million downloads to date. Continuum Analytics is the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, empowering leading businesses across industries worldwide with solutions to identify patterns in data, uncover key insights and transform data into a goldmine of intelligence to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Anaconda puts superpowers into the hands of people who are changing the world. Learn more at


The HDF Group is proud to sponsor SciPy 2017 and support the Python community that is doing so much to advance science and engineering. We are grateful to the many Python developers and users whom contributed applications and tools that greatly enhanced the effectiveness and usability of HDF5 within our software ecosystem. The HDF Group is a non-profit firm that believes in advancing state-of-the-art open source data management technologies while ensuring long-term access to the data to better support our dedicated user community.

We do this by ensuring high quality software that addresses user needs and takes advantage of innovations in the data management fields. We partner with our community to uncover insights on their needs and the challenges facing them. This lead us to develop, improve, and build HDF5 -a high performance software library and data format that has been adopted across multiple industries and is the de facto standard in the scientific & research community. In addition to our unique open source HDF5 software suite, The HDF Group provides software add-ons, connectors, support services, and consulting to address problems of how to organize, process, preserve, and share data in the face of enormous growth in size and complexity.



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

Lab7 Systems

Lab7 Systems’ vision is to reduce the level of hands-on data management by bioinformaticians, scientists, and IT teams who are struggling with the massive amounts of data that are being generated by modern analytical technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, cellular imaging, fMRI, and others. We understand that there is a critical need to develop a tool that will integrate the disparate and often disjointed scientific software toolkit that is being used, and thereby free up the valuable human resources who are currently tasked with doing this. We are all scientists from each of our core constituencies who have at one time or another faced the same issues, so we bring this intimate knowledge to our development process.

National Instruments

NI ( empowers engineers and scientists with a software-centric platform that incorporates modular hardware and an expansive ecosystem. This proven approach puts users firmly in control of defining what they need to accelerate their system design within test, measurement and control. NI’s solution helps build high-performance systems that exceed requirements, quickly adapt to change and ultimately improve the world.


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.


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.