EuroPython 2020: Introducing our Diamond Sponsor Bloomberg

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.


EuroPython 2020 Team

Bloomberg ❤️ Python

Bloomberg 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 Jupyter.


Within 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.

A 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 and auditwheel (PyPA), tox (PyPI), mplfinance (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 and PowerfulSeal.

Don’t miss the talks that a couple of our Python engineers will be giving during this year’s EuroPython 2020 Online:

Bloomberg 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.

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