JupyterCon NYC, August 2017

Dear Jupyter Community,

It is my pleasure to announce that this year, we'll be having our first Jupyter community conference, JupyterCon. It will take place in late August in the beautiful New York City. You can learn more about the conference at the official JupyterCon website.

To accompany the conference launch, Brian and I drafted a "State of Jupyter" post that we hope you'll find useful:

For JupyterCon, we've partnered with O'Reilly Media, long-time supporters of the project and active publishers in the Python/Data Science space. O'Reilly has extensive experience running conferences and we're excited to work with them to bring a great conference to you. Andrew Odewahn, CTO of O'Reilly and I will be co-chairing the conference, and we hope you will be interested in participating with talk proposals, tutorials or attending to engage with your fellow Jupyter users and developers. We have a great program committee composed of a broad and diverse sample of our community, who will work with you to ensure you have a positive and productive experience submitting and preparing your talks, tutorials and activities.

This is a big milestone for our project, and for me personally. I never imagined that a tiny bit of Python config written more than fifteen years ago would take us here, and I want to extend my most sincere gratitude to every single one of you who makes this possible.

I also want to thank the entire team at O'Reilly for taking a risk with a project that has never held an event like this before. I'd also like to thank our funders, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Helmsley Trust, without whose support we would not be where we are. In fact, this conference is a part of our current grant deliverables.

Please spread the word, submit a proposal, and join us in NYC so we can have both a great event and a project that continues to grow and contribute to research, education, industry and more!