About Our Sponsors


IBM Emerging Technologies


IBM leverages emerging technologies to address real and current business needs of our clients. We do this by understanding the current landscape of emerging technologies and by keeping our eyes firmly on the technological horizon--and by listening to our clients, early adopters, and thought leaders to understand how those technologies and concepts can be utilized today.


Continuum Analytics


Continuum Analytics develops Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python. Continuum’s Python-based platform and consulting services empower organizations to analyze, manage and visualize big data - turning massive datasets into actionable insights and business value. Built on proven open-source technology and easily integrated within existing IT environments, Anaconda allows organizations to make critical business decisions based on their data quickly, easily, inexpensively, and with flexibility. Without having to worry about how to access their data, organizations can free up resources to solve actual problems. Continuum’s founders and developers have created or contribute to some of the most popular data science technologies, including NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, IPython, and many others. To learn more about the Anaconda platform, training and consulting services, visit continuum.io.


Renaissance Computing Institute


We bring the latest cyber tools and technologies to bear on pressing problems. We work with scientists who study critical issues from the genetic causes of cancer to the impacts of climate change. We form research teams that involve faculty members at universities across North Carolina and the U.S. and that are positioned to bring major research projects to North Carolina.




MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. We provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights.

Our data science team is responsible for supporting the company’s mission and products by processing hundreds of thousands of events per second for marketers. The team uses natural language processing to derive consumer sentiment and interest from web consumption. Our data scientists then predict consumer behavior by applying machine learning algorithms to data on a massive scale and accurately forecast media bid prices in real-time auctions through dynamic linear models.


The National Consortium For Data Science


The National Consortium For Data Science (NCDS) is a collaboration of leaders in academia, industry and government formed to address the data challenges of the 21st century. The NCDS was founded as a mechanism to help the U.S. take advantage of the ever increasing flow of digital data in ways that result in new jobs and industries, new advances in healthcare, transformative discoveries in science, and competitive advantages for U.S. industry.

Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau


A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. The national accolades it's earned as a place to live, work, and play only prove what anyone who's been here has already experienced – and experience is the key.
Come to Durham and find something new: art, history, food, events, you name it. Experience Durham, Fresh Daily. Read DCVB's position on HB2 at http://www.durham-nc.com/?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=durham-cvb.com#sthash.Z3WIxyYE.dpuf.


Issuer Direct Corporation


Issuer Direct Corporation (ISDR) is a market leader and innovator of Disclosure Management Systems and Cloud–based Compliance Technologies. The Company’s flagship technology platform – the Disclosure Management System (DMS) – is a secure cloud based workflow compliance collaboration system for compliance and communications professionals. Today, Issuer Direct works with several thousand compliance professionals and corporate issuers worldwide.

Laboratory for Analytic Sciences


The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) is an academic-industry-government partnership housed on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Our focus is on multi-disciplinary, translational research: we want to develop new analytic technology and analysis tradecraft and transition it to practice. We focus on the science, methods, tools, and principles that help us use “big data” to achieve decision advantage for the Intelligence Community.

Data In Science Technologies


On-demand, HPC services help you reach success much faster. Data in Science Technologies (DST) architects and manages your HPC system operationally as well as identifies and resolves trouble areas as they occur. We strive to nullify the miscommunication between various stakeholders such as the end users, IT teams, and system managers to ensure successful deployment. Our collaborative approach and technical design increases the amount of research your organization can perform.

Mellanox Technologies


Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services.

Caktus Group


For Django web application development done right. Since 2007, we’ve built business and social good solutions that have impacted more than 70 million people. We provide custom development, team augmentation, and discovery workshops. Clients include UNICEF, Discovery, Mozilla, and UNC.

South Big Data Innovation Hub


Big Data is a prominent, rapidly emerging discipline with far-reaching scientific and economic potential, yet there remains a gap in the translation of BD research findings into economic growth and end-user impact. To exploit the full potential of BD, the NSF hubs endeavor to foster innovation through collaboration, diversity, education, and workforce development.




Inmar develops technology and uses advanced data analytics to make commerce work smarter. To achieve this, our promotions, supply chain and healthcare platforms connect offline and online transactions in real-time for some of the world’s largest retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries. We use a diverse technology suite to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions and provide clients and the market with insights from the data to meet the evolving needs of shoppers, patients and businesses.

Python Software Foundation


The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit https://www.python.org/psf/membership.


Triangle Python Users Group


Python users in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro) North Carolina region meet meet weekly around the Triangle for featured speaker talks and project nights. We welcome you to join us. We are a small, fun-loving band of Python® zealots trying to learn more. We have a very loose organization, charge no dues, and range from newbies to gurus. We are focused on improving the usability of Python through self-education and outreach as a mutual aid society.

Research Triangle Analysts


Research Triangle Analysts is a unique forum for data enthusiasts in the Research Triangle of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding area). Our mission is to promote the use of data techniques to enable meaningful analysis and effective communication for the benefit of the community. We want to provide a unique resource among analytical collaborative networks – with a focus on the methods and outcome rather than the tool.

NCSU Institute For Advanced Analytics


The Institute for Advanced Analytics has been preparing data savvy professionals for leadership in a digital world since 2007. Our mission is to produce the world’s finest practitioners of analytics — individuals who have mastered complex methods and tools for large-scale data modeling, who have a passion for solving challenging problems through teamwork, who are guided by intellectual curiosity, honesty and integrity, and who strive to attain the highest level of professionalism through continuous self-improvement.

PyLadies RDU


Pyladies are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. Follow us on Twitter: @pyladiesrdu

Python of the Piedmont Triad Users Groups


PYPTUG promotes and advances computing, electronics, and science in general in North Carolina using the Python programming language through workshops and project nights where you can learn, get help and mentor others. PYPTUG makes you, the artist, the engineer, the investor, the manager, the programmer, the scientist, the teacher, better at your job.

SouthEast LinuxFest


The SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Open Source Software. It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux and Open Source Software. SELF is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!

Hub City Python


Hub.py promotes the Python programming language in the Upstate of South Carolina. Emphasis is on providing computer science education (via Python) to really good problem solvers living in rural areas as part of http://hub-ology.org

Python Forensics, Inc.


Python Forensics, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on the collaborative development of open source investigative technologies using the Python programming language. We invite you to join us!

The Iron Yard Durham


Our educational resources provide a solution at the juncture of supply, demand, business and a broken education system. We are committed to training the highest-quality technology professionals in the world, both in skill and in character. Our mission is to connect with people pursuing the craft and lifelong adventure of technology and help equip them with the skills they need to both get started and progress throughout their careers.

All Things Open


All Things Open is a two-day technology conference taking place in downtown Raleigh, NC USA on October 26 and 27. The focus is open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. It is the largest open technology event on the east coast of the United States. More than 2,000 technologists and decision makers from all over the world will attend and participate. In addition, more than 180 sessions and 150 speakers will be featured on 37 tracks.



he Center for Open Science is a non-profit aimed at improving transparency, openness, and reproducibility in scientific research.