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Episode #34: Continuum: Scientific Python and The Business of Open Source

Published Tues, Nov 17, 2015, recorded Mon, Oct 26, 2015.

What if you built a product that dramatically improved how hundreds of free, open source Python libraries worked together, gave it to the world for free, and then built a thriving business on it? It's the open-source dream really, isn't it? In this episode, we talk with Travis Oliphant from Continuum who did exactly that!

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Travis on twitter: @teoliphant
Guide to NumPy: 2nd Edition Book:

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Travis Oliphant
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. Since 1997, he has worked extensively with Python for numerical and scientific programming, most 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.

As CEO of Continuum Analytics, Travis engages customers in all industries, develops business strategy, and helps guide technical direction of the company. He actively contributes to software development and engages with the wider open source community in the Python ecosystem. He has served as a director of the Python Software Foundation and as a director of NumFOCUS.

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