Special Guest: Brian Granger


This month, we have a special guest, Brian Granger.

Project Jupyter for User-Centered Data Science

Abstract Project Jupyter is an open-source project that exists to develop software, open standards, and services for interactive and reproducible computing. The main application developed by the project is the Jupyter Notebook, a web-application that allows users to create documents that combine live code with narrative text, mathematical equations, and visualizations. Since its creation in 2011, the Jupyter Notebook has become a widely-used, open standard for developing, sharing, communicating, and reproducing computational work in scientific computing and data science.

In this talk I will discuss how Jupyter emerged out of Python’s scientific computing community and describe the main ideas upon which Jupyter is founded, along with their motivation and concrete examples of how they work out in practice. These examples will be drawn from the broader usage of Jupyter, as well ongoing work on JupyterLab, JupyterHub, Altair and Binder.

Speaker Bio Brian Granger is a Physics Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is the co-creator of Project Jupyter, the widely used open-source interactive notebook application, and Altair, a statistical visualization library for Python. He is an advocate for open-science, open-data and open-source software.


LinkedIn, Unify Meeting Room 950 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale.

Meeting Details

Meeting Schedule:

  • 7:00 pm Food and Announcements
  • 7:15 pm Talk starts
  • 8:30 pm Networking
  • 9:00 pm Event ends