What is PyData?

PyData.org is the home for all things related to the use of Python in data management and analysis. This site aims to make open source data science tools easily accessible by listing the links in one location. If you would like to submit a download link or any items to be listed in PyData News, please let us know at: [email protected]


PyData conferences are a gathering of users and developers of data analysis tools in Python. The goals are to provide Python enthusiasts a place to share ideas and learn from each other about how best to apply the language and tools to ever-evolving challenges in the vast realm of data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

We aim to be an accessible, community-driven conference, with tutorials for novices, advanced topical workshops for practitioners, and oppor- tunities for package developers and users to meet in person.

A major goal of PyData events and conferences is to provide a venue for users across all the various domains of data analysis to share their ex- periences and their techniques, as well as highlight the triumphs and potential pitfalls of using Python for certain kinds of problems.

PyData is organized by NumFOCUS with the generous help and support of our sponsors. Proceeds from PyData are donated to NumFOCUS and used for the continued development of the open-source tools used by data scientists If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the PyData team contact us at: [email protected]

PyData News

PyData Boston Warm-Up in NYC

Jul 13, 2013
The New York Python Meetup Group is having a PyData Boston Warm-Up Thursday, July 18 at 7 pm. It will be held at Percolate HQ, 107 Grand Street. This is a great chance for the speakers from the New York area to rehearse their presentations and get feedback from those attending. Thanks to the New York Python Group for organizing this event!

Cathy O'Neil Will Give Keynote on 7/28

Jul 10, 2013
We are thrilled to have Cathy O'Neil, Senior Data Scientist at Johnson Research Labs, as the 2nd keynote speaker for PyData Boston! Cathy has also worked as a quant for D.E. Shaw and RiskMetrics. She is co-authoring a book titled "Doing Data Science" to be published this fall by O'Reilly. Check out her blog at mathbabe.org.

Schedule Now Posted!!

Jun 19, 2013

Schedule posted here


May 31, 2013

Proposals for talks and tutorials will be accepted through June 3. If you need additional time to prepare your brief abstract and bio, you may submit your topic now and send your abstract and bio by June 7. If you would like to see the tutorials and talks from the last PyData conference in Silicon Valley, go to pydata.org and click on past conferences. Please let us know if your talk is at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

Send all proposals to: [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

First Keynote Speaker Announced

May 30, 2013

We are excited to announce that Travis Oliphant will be one of the keynote speakers for PyData Boston! Travis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Continuum Analytics and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for NumFOCUS. He has worked extensively with Python for numerical and scientific programming, most notably as the primary developer of the NumPy package, and as a founding contributor of the SciPy package. He is also the author of the definitive "Guide to NumPy".