Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 6-12, 2015

SciPy 2015 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

Microsoft (Azure)

LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory

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 Plus Sponsors

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Founded in 2013, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is a central hub of research and education at UC Berkeley designed to facilitate and nurture data-intensive science. People are at the heart of BIDS. We are building a community centered on a cohort of talented data science fellows and senior fellows who are representative of the world-class researchers from across the UC Berkeley campus and are leading the data science revolution within their disciplines.

Our initiatives are designed to bring together broad constituents of the data science community, including domain experts from the life, social, and physical sciences and methodological experts from computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics. While many of these individuals rarely cross professional paths, BIDS actively seeks new and creative ways to engage and foster collaboration across these different research fields.

University of Washington - eScience Institute

As available data grows exponentially, researchers must apply computational and data management approaches to their research. Access to computer science expertise is key to this endeavor. Our eScientists act as matchmakers, helping research scientists apply the most appropriate technology to their research. The eScience team consists of individuals with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, bio-engineering, bioinformatics, data management techniques, and computer science.

New York University - Center for Data Science

The Center was established to help advance NYU’s goal of creating the country’s leading data science training and research facilities, and arming researchers and professionals with tools to harness the power of big data. The Center’s faculty members and scientists are established experts in the field of data science. Their interests are primarily in mathematical statistics, computational statistics and machine learning, optimization and large-scale computation, system design for large-scale data science, and several application areas, such as artificial intelligence, computational biology, computational economics, or quantitative methods in social science.

Gold Sponsors


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.

The D.E. Shaw Group

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since its organization in 1988 by a former Columbia University computer science professor, David E. Shaw, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on financial innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff. Our investment activities are based on both mathematical models and our staff’s expertise, and our multi-disciplinary approach combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, sector expertise, and finance. We offer the benefits of being one of the world’s largest, most established alternative investment managers, with a world-class technology infrastructure, deep research capabilities, and programs that facilitate the ongoing growth and internal mobility of staff. We have a long history of looking for candidates who aren’t conventional “financial types,” and our culture doesn't fit the typical corporate mold.

Jump Trading

Jump Trading has been at the forefront of quantitative trading since its founding 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 450 people with offices located in Chicago, New York, London, and Singapore.  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.


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 produces products and services that connect experts with their data. Our open source and commercial offerings surround the use of Python for large-scale data analysis and scientific computing. Our popular products include the Anaconda Python distribution, (Instant-On Anaconda), and Everything). Continuum also offers commercial versions as part of the Anaconda Platform to serve the complex needs of enterprise customers deploying Python at scale. We are also working on cutting edge open source projects, including Blaze (scalable Python), Numba (Python LLVM compiler), and Bokeh (Pyhton interactive web plotting).

Silver Sponsors

Tartan Solutions (PlaidCloud)

PlaidCloud provides people with impactful analysis tools on demand. Our tools provide the ability to use Python for user defined processes as well as reporting and exploring information using iPython Notebook, all in a secure and private environment.

PlaidCloud embraces the reality that insightful data lives on-premise behind firewalls as well as being freely available in the cloud. We know good quality data is a journey, not a given. Our tools allow the integration of information from multiple sources and formats with the ability to handle extensive data cleansing and business rule application leading to rapid insight.

Square Root

We are Square Root, an Austin-based tech startup and a leading enterprise SaaS provider. CoEFFICIENT, our flagship product, is a cloud based platform that leverages data to help large retail networks improve performance. Today, some of the biggest players in automotive and retail use our product to optimize their daily operations. Since 2013, we've received a number of awards for our business growth and unique culture, including being named an Inc. 5000 company, the 7th best small company to work for in Texas by Texas Monthly, and a top local startup by the Austin A-List. Most recently, we were named the 15th best small company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune magazine.


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 visualization, medical imaging, computer vision, quality software process, data management, and informatics. 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


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.

Mu Sigma

Mu Sigma is a category-defining Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics company helping enterprises institutionalize data-driven decision-making. Mu Sigma's unique interdisciplinary approach and cross-industry learning drive innovation in solving high-impact business problems across marketing, risk and supply chain. With over 3500 decision scientists and experience across 10 industry verticals, Mu Sigma has been consistently validated as the preferred Decision Sciences and analytics partner. Mu Sigma provides an integrated decision support ecosystem of products, services and cross-industry best practice processes transforming the way decisions are enabled in enterprises for more than 140 Fortune 500 clients. Visit


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.


Sandia National Laboratories

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.

O'Reilly Media