PyData Eindhoven 2022


Conference Overview

We welcome attendees with wide varieties of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds to create a diverse and compelling learning opportunity. Users, contributors, and newcomers can share experiences and learn from one another to solve hard problems and grow a stronger community.

Presentations will be given live with opportunities for questions and answers to facilitate a more engaging experience and a deeper discussion. Presentations will come in a variety of formats, such as workshops, talks, and panel discussions to create diverse learning experiences.

About PyData

PyData is an educational program of NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States. PyData provides a forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to) Python, Julia, and R.

We aim to be an accessible, community-driven conference, with novice to advanced level presentations. PyData tutorials and talks bring attendees the latest project features along with cutting-edge use cases.


The mission of NumFOCUS is to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, open code development, and reproducible scientific research. We accomplish this mission through our educational programs and events as well as through fiscal sponsorship of open source scientific computing projects. We aim to increase collaboration and communication within the data science and scientific computing community.

NumFOCUS is a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States.

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Organizing Committee

Michiel VerburgMichiel Verburg
Michiel Verburg
Michiel VerburgData Scientist, Abibia
My first encounter with data science was through my studies in Computer Science and Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During my master program, I applied deep learning in the field of facial micro-expressions recognition, and for my thesis I did an analysis on behavioral data of shelter dogs in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Dutch Association for the Protection of Animals (De Dierenbescherming). I have always believed in using technology for the greater good, and am now a firm believer of the fact that data science has the potential of solving important societal issues.
Andy SavaAndy Sava
Andy Sava
Andy SavaSoftware Engineer
Working as a software engineer with a personal interest in data science. Energetic and impulsive with a knack for digital art, volunteer at Dutch Association for the Protection of Animals (De Dierenbescherming), passionate but also sometimes quick-tempered, who is trying their best to improve themselves and help others with their journeys.
Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Gareth ThomasCo-Founder of VersionBay
Gareth Thomas is one of the Co-Founders of VersionBay with the vision to empower companies to make the most of their software stacks. He is mainly responsible for Business Development, Sales and Marketing. Gareth is very passionate about technology and is fueled by enthusiastic new ideas and thoughts. The decision to start VersionBay is due to his continuous will to embrace change, to adapt and to live life with no regrets. One of the most marking moments in his life was when he traveled alone to New York. While walking in the streets of Manhattan he realized that anything would be possible if you really want it. He started his career after graduating in 2005, as a MSc. Electrical Engineer – specialized in Control Theory from Instituto Superior Técnico (now known as Técnico Lisboa).
Koen de RaadKoen de Raad
Koen de Raad
Koen de RaadFounder and Data Scientist at Eyedle
My name is Koen de Raad, founder and data scientist at Eyedle. Eyedle is specialized in delivering computer vision solutions for image collection, analysis, and streaming in multiple industries. Personally I’m especially interested in the application of deep learning for the detection of objects in images. Next to that I’m motivated to create value using the power of data science. In my free time I like to run through the woods or play a game of tennis.


PyData has an engaged and respectful community made up of people from all over the world. We are committed to creating a productive, professional, and inclusive environment for everyone. All community members are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference, all conference events and online forums. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced.


Our commitment to the PyData community is to create an inclusive and respectful conference environment that invites participation of people from all backgrounds. We welcome a diverse attendance to foster deeper discussions and build a stronger community.