I had been looking forward to JupyterCon 2017 for many months, but when the time came I was unable to attend. However, I did participate in the excellent JupyterCon Sprint on Saturday Aug 26 – a beautiful day in New York. And I watched the highlights for the conference.

Settling down at the JupyterCon Sprint sponsored by Bloomberg

At the sprint, we were organized into groups at different tables in the large room according to our interests, e.g., JupyterLab, JupyterHub, user interfaces, documentation, and GitHub. We were given a long list of candidate items to work on such as JupyterLab extensions, prototypes, website, help materials etc. People with particular expertise were sought, e.g., Yarn, to work on particular activities. A user interfaces expert was made available to us throughout the day. Participants could move around the room as their interests developed. There was a corner with intense activity. It was marked “dependency hell”. Great refreshments and snacks were available. We all took a lunch-break and dined independently or in groups.

Technology experts, community leaders, and founders from the various areas of Jupyter helped the participants make progress, e.g., Fernando Perez, Brian Granger, Jason Grout for JupyterLab and Kyle Kelley for nteract. For the first-time candidate contributors, a “contributing 101” introductory session was available. The participants joined the Jupyter Gitter, got advice on problems, and had their successful GiHub pull requests merged.

Thank you Jupyter Leaders and Bloomberg (sponsors for the sprint) for a wonderful day. You too can join the Jupyter community and start contributing. I can’t wait for JupyterCon 2018, August 21–24, in New York City.

At the JupyterCon Sprint
On the way to the JupyterCon Sprint

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