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Rolling Thunder Talks in June - third talk added

From: Tom P.
Sent on: Friday, June 8, 2012 2:51 PM
Hi All,

I wanted to announce that in addition to our ZeroMQ and Cython talks in June, we will also have a third talk by Michael Catalano-Johnson on "The Zen of Python in Scientific Computing." An abstract and bio for that talk has been posted on-line and for convenience now follows:

The Zen of Python in Scientific Computing

Python owes some of its success to design principles that should be a model for those developing the current generation of computing tools.  I'll go over some of these ideas, why they are important, and how things go awry when we fail to respect them.  Examples and anti-examples will be presented from python as well as other environments in common use in scientific computation.

Michael Catalano-Johnson (MCJ) has been a quantitative research associate at Susquehanna International Group (SIG) in Bala Cynwyd for the past eleven years and a python user for at least as long, using it for analyzing empirical data, automating routine tasks and prototyping option pricing models.  When not working directly on business problems he campaigns for good software (and data analysis) design and practices.

I also wanted to let you all know that if you plan to drive to SIG, there is ample free parking. If you are coming to SIG from the city, the 44 Bus can be picked up at 30'th Street (right next to the train station) and will drop you off right in front of SIG.

RSVP is now open. I look forward to seeing you all on 6/27.

Best,
Tom

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