We are very pleased to have Bloomberg as Diamond Sponsor for EuroPython 2020. Without sponsors like Bloomberg, we wouldn’t be able to make the event affordable.
You will be able to visit their sponsor exhibit rooms and take the opportunity to chat with their staff to learn more about the large Python eco-system they have built internally and how they are collaborating with the Python community.
Please find below a hosted blog post from Bloomberg.
Bloomberg ❤️ Python
is building the world’s most trusted information network for
financial professionals. Our 6,000+ engineers are dedicated to
advancing and building new systems for the Bloomberg Terminal to
solve complex, real-world problems. We trust our teams to choose the
right technologies and programming languages for the job, and, at
Bloomberg, the answer is often Python. We employ an active community
of more than 2,000 Python developers who have their hands in
everything from financial analytics and data science to contributing
to open source technologies like Project
the company, Python is a truly community-driven effort. To make
Python useful within the context of Bloomberg’s financial software,
engineers across the organization contributed modules, which expose
existing Bloomberg libraries and facilities to the Python language.
Today, our Python Infrastructure team is responsible for supporting
all of our Python engineers and providing critical infrastructure and
libraries to make sure everyone across the firm has a top-notch
experience programming in Python. This team provides a cross-platform
Python runtime, exposes core Bloomberg libraries and facilities, and
works closely with our Python Guild to empower and support our
internal Python community. In addition, our Developer Experience
(DevX) team works hand-in-hand with the Python Guild to create and
maintain packaging and deployment tools and best practices to enhance
our engineers’ productivity.
number of our engineers are active contributors to the Python
community (and regular speakers at Python conferences worldwide). At
Bloomberg, you’ll find multiple PSF Fellows, a CPython core
developer, as well as maintainers
of numerous open source Python projects, including virtualenv
(PyPA), tox (PyPI),
(matplotlib utilities for the visualization, and visual analysis, of
financial data), and bqplot,
an interactive plotting and charting library intended to be used with
Jupyter notebooks and ipywidgets.
We also employ two members of the Project Jupyter Steering Council,
both of whom were recognized with the ACM Software System Award in
2017. One of our software engineers and data scientists has also
written a book on data science, Python and Pandas. Bloomberg has also
published and maintains a number of open source projects developed
with Python, including attrs-strict
Don’t miss the talks that a couple of our Python engineers will be giving during this year’s EuroPython 2020 Online:
- Thursday, July 23rd @ 12:00 CEST – Lessons from the Trenches: rewriting and re-releasing virtualenv (Bernat Gabor)
- Thursday, July 23rd @ 16:15 CEST – Social distancing from your system’s dependencies: An API’s Story (Olga Matoula)
- Friday, July 24th @ 13:45 CEST – Growing a Python community at an enterprise scale (Marianna Polatoglou and Mario Corchero)
is proud to support the Python community. Not only are we corporate
sponsors of the Python Software Foundation and numFOCUS, but we are
also regular sponsors of conferences such as PyCon US and EuroPython,
PyBay, PyGotham, SciPy. We have also hosted PyLondinium
and the CPython Core Developer Sprint at our office in London, as
well as Open Source Weekends and PyPA sprint events around the globe
to improve Python packaging tools.