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PyCon 2021 Welcomes 8 Early-Stage Companies To Startup Row

2021 marks the tenth year that PyCon has granted booth space to early-stage startups that use Python in new and interesting ways. And what a decade it has been! Startup Row has given over 100 companies a platform to share what they're working on with the Python community, and the past ten years of Startup Row shows off the technical diversity and depth of the Python ecosystem. Ranging from data science and visualization, to many flavors of back-end tooling, productivity and communication platforms, super-niche software applications, and even a couple of hardware ventures, the flexibility of the Python language and its uses are on full display on Startup Row. Startup Row at PyCon 2021 Without further ado, here's the Startup Row lineup at PyCon 2021 (in alphabetical order): Bit.io is a cloud database company which allows data teams and data enthusiasts to upload, query, and share data repositories internally or with the world. Dagster is a data orchestration tool for machine l
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Building a multi-tenant content-based recommender with automated training

The Salesforce team is looking forward to meeting you remotely at PyCon 2021! In the meantime, check out this case study on how they solved the challenge of assisting customer service agents in finding answers to customer problems. Problem Statement and Background The problem we are tackling here is assisting customer service agents in finding answers to customer problems accurately and fast. To answer customer questions, customer service agents typically rely on Information Retrieval (Search) systems fetching data from heterogenous data sources. These customer questions are often long text and not well-suited for a search system to handle as-is. To that end, we built a content-based recommendation system that matches incoming customer questions, in the form of a customer case or ticket, to the knowledge article that will help address the customer issue. Approach The system we built machine learns on a customer’s data corpus and returns the best matching articles when customers ask the

Join Us for the PyLadies Auction

It is 2021! PyCon is almost here, and we are bringing the PyLadies auction to you this year! Yes, that is right. It will be in your living room or office or deck, wherever you decide to join us. Four words. Live. Virtual. Interactive. Auction. Yes, that is right. And not one, but two virtual events! We will kick off the event on Saturday, May 8, which is the weekend prior to the conference. During this event we will celebrate Pyladies over the past year (or two, because y’all know we lost a year). Then the auction will wrap up on the Saturday evening of PyCon, where items will begin to close one by one. Painting created and donated by Naomi Cedar Bidders will have one week to bid on some pretty awesome items. As you know the auction does not disappoint. With the auction items that have started to come in, we do not expect this year to be any different. Everything from amazing custom handmade fractal quilt to custom Python and Pyladies art. And just like previous auctions, there

A message to the Python community from our new Visionary Sponsor: Microsoft!

Microsoft has been a Keystone PyCon sponsor for the past 3 years and is now proud to become a Visionary Sponsor for this year’s edition. They’re excited to share what’s new with Python at Microsoft, as well as their plans for the virtual PyCon experience this year. Check below to see what they have to say! We’re thrilled to be once more sponsoring PyCon. the event the Python team at Microsoft most looks forward to every year. Although we’re sad we still can’t see each other in person, with this year’s virtual edition we can connect with folks from all around the world, and that is truly amazing.    We’ve been working on many exciting new things over the past year, building and improving tools that can support you for all needs and in all phases of your Python development. We’re listing here a few of the things we're delighted to share out with the Python community, but we hope to talk more about them with you all during PyCon. With the goal of empowering Python development across t

Google Cloud: Speed up Python development with Cloud Code and your IDE

Google Cloud is thrilled to sponsor PyCon 2021! This is a bittersweet PyCon as we wish we could meet all you skilled Python developers in person, but we know bringing together Python developers in this virtual environment will lend itself to creative collaboration and education! Google Cloud provides many features to make Python development more streamlined. These capabilities allow Python developers to: Find libraries optimized for Python Run workloads anywhere Manage JupyterLab notebooks Find, diagnose and x complex issues Our Python team is always working on ways to ease the development journey for Python developers. Google Cloud has the tools Python developers need to build cloud-based applications. Our tools allow you to build apps quicker with SDKs and in-IDE assistance. Then, scale them as big or small as you need on Cloud Run , Google Kubernetes Engine ( GKE ) , or Anthos . As developers, your IDE is the most comfortable place fo