PyCon.DE 2017 and PyData Karlsruhe

The venue setup @zkmkarlsruhe for #PyCon.DE 2017 and PyData Karlsruhe is done. We are ready for liftoff tomorrow.

After 9 Month of preparation and planning the final venue setup at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is done. Tommorow PyCon.DE will open the gates.


The location at ZKM, the PyCon.DE and the Open Codes exhibition are such a great fit:

Artworks and scientific works based on digital as well as on analog codes are presented in the exhibition. The works visualize and explain the complex dynamics of codes, and the way in which they are increasingly shaping the way we live and perceive the world. The exhibition analyzes the ingress of codes into our lives, and the structures of knowledge they generate.

We have a wonderful schedule and are extremely proud of all our speakers and the great keynotes:

Prof. Dr. Susanne Mertens: Neutrinos: who are you and if yes how many?

Since 2008 Susanne Mertens is working on the experimental investigation of the elusive elementary particle, the Neutrino. With the two large-scale experiments, KATRIN and LEGEND, she explores their mass and the question of whether the neutrino is its own anti-particle. Beyond that, the group of Susanne Mertens is developing a novel detector system, to search for a new type of neutrino, the so-called sterile neutrino, which could make up a large part of the dark matter of our universe.

Matthew Rocklin: Dask: Next Steps in Parallel Python

Matthew Rocklin is an open source software developer focusing on efficient computation and parallel computing, primarily within the Python ecosystem. He has contributed to many of the PyData libraries and today works on Dask a framework for parallel computing. Matthew holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Chicago where he focused on numerical linear algebra, task scheduling, and computer algebra.

Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt: Artificial Intelligence: Differentiating Hype and Real Value

Michael Feindt is the brain behind Blue Yonder GmbH . His NeuroBayes algorithm was developed during his many years of scientific research at CERN. Michael is also a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and a lecturer at the Data Science Academy.

I really hope all attendees and participants of the PyCon.DE 2017 will have a great time in Karlsruhe, share knowledge, learn new stuff and meet lots of nice people.

Finally a big thank you to the orga team and all the on-site volunteers. PyCon.DE is a community conference and would not be possible without you!