Travis E. Oliphant is a Founder and CEO/CTO of Quansight, a company that grows talent, builds technology, and discovers new products while sustaining open-source communities by helping companies gain actionable, quantitative insights from their data. Travis previously co-founded Anaconda Inc. (was Continuum Analytics) and served as its CEO. He continues as a Director of Anaconda, Inc. Since 1997, he worked with Python for numerical and scientific programming, 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".
Mr. Oliphant was an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU from 2001-2007, where he taught courses in probability theory, electro-magnetic, inverse problems and signal processing. He also served as Director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab, where he researched satellite remote sensing, MRI, ultrasound, elastography and scanning impedance imaging. From 2007-2011, Travis was the President at Enthought, Inc. Travis has worked with Fortune 50 companies in finance, oil-and-gas and consumer-products. He has been involved in all aspects of the contractual relationship, including consulting, training, code-architecture and development. He engages customers, develops business strategy and guides technical direction of projects. He actively contributes to software development and engages with the wider open source community in the Python ecosystem. Travis has a Ph.D. from the Mayo Clinic and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Ashi is a visual poet who has been telling stories with code and words since she was a child—perhaps before. She has worked at seven-person startups, fought fires in the trenches of SRE at Google, and spent the last three years teaching at coding bootcamps. She now works as a senior software engineer at GitHub, where she hopes to dissolve the walls between us and our tools. She is learning to regard every moment, and the creatures within them, with love.
Maryam runs research at TapRecruit, a NY-based startup that is developing tools to implement evidence-based talent management. TapRecruit's research program integrate recent advances in NLP, data science and decision science to identify robust methods to reduce bias in talent decision-making and attract more qualified and diverse candidate pools. In a past life, Maryam was a cancer scientist where she researched how growing organs 'know' they've reached the right size. She is originally from Melbourne, Australia. Outside of work, she enjoys woodworking, and teaches laser cutting.