Building a Stronger Open Source Python Data Community

April 26 – 28, 2023

PyData's worldwide educational program of NumFOCUS, hosts over 220 meetups with a vibrant community of nearly 230,000 participants. It promotes the sharing of innovative practices and technologies in data science, utilizing languages such as Python, Julia, and R. PyData events, ranging from tutorials to talks, cater to all skill levels, highlighting new features and applications.

Who is coming?

Zander Matheson
Zander is a seasoned data engineer who has founded and currently helms Bytewax. Zander has worked in the data space since 2014 at Heroku, GitHub, and an NLP startup. Before that, he attended business school at the UT Austin and HEC Paris in Europe.

The venue


Building 33, 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Apr 25, 2023, 4:30 PM (PST)panel

Building a Stronger Open Source Python Data Community: Trends, Gaps, and Collaborative Contributions

The theme of the panel will center around 3 topics:

  • Data industry trends,
  • Python industry trends
  • The state of open source software.

What are the current trends in the broader data ecosystem and where are there gaps in the Python ecosystem in comparison? Next, we will move on to open source. How can we promote a more sustainable open source ecosystem, how can we incentivize developers and organizations to fill the gaps in the Python ecosystem, and what are their opinions on commercial open source software. To round out the discussion, we will move on to contributing to open source, how folks can get involved and what projects should do to encourage people to get involved.

The complete session recording is available for viewing 👇

  • Zander Matheson
  • Katrina Riehl
    President NumFOCUS Board of Directors | Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown University
  • Stefan Krawczyk
    CEO, DAGWorks
  • Hamel Husain
    Founder, Parlance Labs
  • Juanita Gomez
    Community Lead, Scientific Python