What is the PyData Global?


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.

Following each session, a recording will be posted to attendees for continued viewing. At the conclusion of the Summit, all presentations will be posted on YouTube.

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.

To learn more about PyData, visit pydata.org.

Organizing Committee

Logan KilpatrickLogan Kilpatrick
Logan Kilpatrick
Logan KilpatrickSr. Technology Advocate - PathAI & Developer Community Advocate - The Julia Language
Logan is on the Board of Directors at NumFOCUS and the Chair for PyData Global. He leads advocacy at PathAI and in the Julia ecosystem.
Conrad HoConrad Ho
Conrad Ho
Conrad HoGeneral Chair of PyData Global, Co-Founder of Talent Co-Op
Conrad is Co-Founder of Talent Co-Op, a venture studio co-operative and talent builder. He was previously a Partner at PythonAnywhere (acquired by Anaconda, Inc). Conrad has been involved with PyData Global since its inception in 2020, and is also an organizer for PyData London and PyData Hong Kong. He is on the advisory board of Python Ghana, and is an exhibited photographer, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and United States Chess Federation National Master.
Desmond BrownDesmond Brown
Desmond Brown
Desmond Brown
Desmond Brown is a passionate and enthusiastic individual who loves to solve problems using science and technology. He is currently on a pathway doing a double major in Computer Science and Physics at Georgia State University. Desmond also works remotely at Talent Co-ops as a Team Lead Software developer. He mentors and coaches beginners in science and technology (mostly coding) in his free time and plays piano to release stress.
Steven KellSteven Kell
Steven Kell
Steven Kell
Steven is the marketing committee chair for PyData Global 2022, along with the marketing committee for IT Gulf Coast based out of Pensacola, Florida. He is passionate about trying to merge the worlds of data science and Cybersecurity.
Sophia YangSophia Yang
Sophia Yang
Sophia Yang
Sophia Yang is a Senior Data Scientist at Anaconda, Inc., where she uses data science to facilitate decision-making for various departments across the company. She volunteers as a Project Incubator at NumFOCUS to help Open Source Scientific projects grow. She is also the author of multiple Python open-source libraries such as condastats, cranlogs, PyPowerUp, intake-stripe, and intake-salesforce.
Sou-Cheng Terrya Choi, Ph.D.Sou-Cheng Terrya Choi, Ph.D.
Sou-Cheng Terrya Choi, Ph.D.
Sou-Cheng Terrya Choi, Ph.D.General Chair of PyData Global 2022
Sou-Cheng is a Principal Data Scientist at the SAS Institute Inc. and a Research Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During her free time, she serves as an active organizer of PyData Chicago and an open-source developer of QMCPy, a Python scientific library for quasi-Monte Carlo methods. In 2022, she was a winner of the OnConferences’ Top 50 Data and Analytics Professional Awards.
Dave GersonDave Gerson
Dave Gerson
Dave GersonDEI Co-chair PyData Global, Group insights and analytics manager, YouTube Shorts Global
David is a data scientist and insights leader within Google where he supports the marketing and growth of YouTube Shorts around the world. Dave has been a member of PyData since 2014.
Chong Shen NgChong Shen Ng
Chong Shen Ng
Chong Shen Ng
Chong Shen Ng is a lead data scientist at T-DAB.ai, where he specializes in developing edge ML solutions for clients. He is also an experienced academic in computational physics and high-performance computing. Since 2020, he has actively participated in global PyData events and was recently volunteering for PyData London 2022. His passion is connecting data science with applied physics and distributed computing.
Sanket VermaSanket Verma
Sanket Verma
Sanket Verma
Sanket is a data scientist based out of New Delhi, India. He likes to build data science tools and products and has worked with startups, government and organisations. He loves building community and bringing everyone together and is Chair of PyData Delhi and PyData Global. Currently, he's taking care of the community and OSS at Zarr as their Community Manager.
When he’s not working, he likes to play the violin and computer games and sometimes thinks of saving the world!


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.