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The State of Distributed Computing
There is an explosion of interest in distributed computing, fueled by exponential growth in data volumes, and promising new computational algorithms that routinely require thousands of cores. For many years now, Dask has been quietly transforming how the Python open-source ecosystem approaches distributed computing, and its adoption is entering a phase of rapid growth.

Join Anaconda Co-Founder and CEO, Peter Wang, and Coiled CEO and Dask Initial Author, Matthew Rocklin, on Tuesday, September 28, for a lively discussion about the state of distributed computing, including trends, pain points, and what's next on the horizon!

Sep 28, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Peter Wang
Co-founder and CEO of Anaconda
Peter has been developing commercial scientific computing and visualization software for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in software design and development across a broad range of areas. Peter’s interests in the fundamentals of vector computing and interactive visualization led him to co-found Anaconda. As a creator of the PyData community and conferences, he devotes time and energy to growing the Python data science community and advocating and teaching Python at conferences around the world.
Matthew Rocklin
CEO of Coiled and Initial Author of Dask
Matthew is an open-source software developer in the numeric Python ecosystem. He maintains several PyData libraries, but today focuses mostly on the Dask library for scalable computing. Matthew worked for Anaconda Inc for several years, then built out the Dask team at NVIDIA for RAPIDS, and most recently founded Coiled to improve Python's scalability with Dask for large organizations. Matthew has given talks at a variety of technical, academic, and industry conferences. A list of talks and keynotes is available at matthewrocklin.com/talks. Matthew holds a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in physics and mathematics, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Chicago. You can learn more about Matt on his website and blog.