September Talknight: Python + Quantum Computing = πŸ’–

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Join us for September Talknight at Galvanize!

Main Talk: Python + Quantum Computing = πŸ’– by Sarah Kaiser

Talk Description:
Quantum computing is an exciting and growing field. To realize quantum applications, we need a new generation of programmers ready to leverage quantum technologies. As one of the most actively used languages in scientific computing, Python lets us reduce barriers to engaging new learners in quantum computing.

In this talk, Sarah will introduce quantum computing hands-on, and will show how Python can be used to work new quantum programming languages like Q#, an open-source high-level language for quantum computing from Microsoft. Using Python and Q# together, Sarah will demo core quantum computing, and will share resources on how you can get started learning and developing for a quantum computer, and how you can join the growing quantum community!

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Sarah Kaiser has spent much of her career developing new quantum hardware in the lab, from satellites to hacking quantum cryptography hardware. Communicating what is so exciting about quantum is her passion, and she loves finding new demos and tools to help enable the quantum open source community to grow. When not at the keyboard she loves kayaking, laser cutting everything (safe), and writing books about engineering for kids. She is currently a Research Engineer at Pensar Development in downtown Seattle.

+ Lightning Talks:
"Finding musical common ground with Python and Spotify" by Shubha Rajan

Schedule*:
6:00 - 6:30: Arrive, Eat, Network
6:30 - 6:35: Announcements
6:35 - 6:50: Lightning Talks
6:50 - 7:25: Python + Quantum Computing = πŸ’–
7:25 - 8:00: more networking!

*subject to change

Thank you to our venue host this month, Galvanize, and food and beverage sponsor, Algorithmia!