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David Cournapeau has been using python since 2005, first for automating builds and then data analysis. He has been a regular numpy contributor since 2006, and was the release manager for both numpy and scipy for a few years. He also started what would become the scikits learn project.
He holds a MsC from Telecom Paristech in EE, a MsC from Paris VI in acoustics/signal engineering applied to Music, and a PhD in the domain of speech recognition from Kyoto University.
Greg trained as a computational neuroscientist, putting people in brain scanners to try and understand why they forget things.
He co-founded Memrise.com in 2008, which has helped millions of people learn 100s of languages 10 times faster than staring at a textbook.
In 2013, he rebooted as a data scientist at The Guardian, and is now working on a deep learning toolbox.
I'm a former academic, who set up a small consultancy to do all things data ... in Python!. The last year has been a very active with a visualisation project in Kivy for Verdande Technology, a bottle NLTK and scikits-learn "Rapid Review" sentiment analysis system for www.tripdatabase.com, a recommender system for a biotech startup and a bunch of visualisations for the mastodonc big data consultancy. My job takes me to all areas of Data Science, but the one constant that underpins it all is Python.
All the necessary notebooks/data/html files are available from http://www.thoughtfultech.co.uk/blog/matrix-completion-for-users-and-items.html
Mike Müller has been using Python as his primary programming language since 1999. He is a Python trainer and the CEO at Python Academy (www.python-academy.com).
He teaches a wide variety of Python topics including "Introduction to Python", "Python for Scientists and Engineers", "Advanced Python" as well as "Optimization and Extensions of Python Programs".
He is the chairman of the Python Software Verband e.V., a PSF member, a PSF community service award holder, User Group co-founder. He chaired EuroSciPy 2008 and 2009 as well as PyCon DE 2011 and 2012, and is chair of EuroPython 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Simon received his B.S. in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Simon is an experienced scientific software developer in a range of fields, from clinical research to mining.