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Today at SciPy 2016, Bloomberg joined Continuum Analytics and Project Jupyter to reveal the new JupyterLab platform so that early adopters can help test the alpha release. JupyterLab creates a more desktop-like experience on the Web, rivaling expensive software suites that allow programmers to use familiar tricks like keyboard shortcuts, tabs and configurable editor layouts.
Increasing participation and diversity in open source software projects is critical to yielding unique and innovative solutions says Bloomberg Regional Engineering Manager, Christine Flounders. This is driving the company to sponsor this year’s WISE International Open Source Award to recognize female contributors of open source projects.
It was clear from the outset that GHC/1, the Grace Hopper Celebration held in London on June 22, wasn’t your average tech event. Women were the clear majority, and the order of the day was encouraging them to persevere in the industry with purpose, excitement and a sense of greater possibility.
On September 25, 2016, Bloomberg’s third annual Data for Good Exchange aims to advance the promising field by focusing on the theme of “better governance.” Papers presented at the Exchange will address ways that data science can be applied to solve public interest problems in areas such as justice and fairness, economic development, security and safety and public service delivery.