Dear fellow Jovyans,

We’re just weeks away our first Jupyter community conference, JupyterCon. It will take place from August 22nd to 25th (and Sprints 26th), in the beautiful city of New York, at the Hilton Midtown, a spectacular location just steps from Central Park, Times Square, MOMA.

If you haven’t registered yet there’s still time. There are a number of pass options to choose from including 2, 3, or 4 day passes. Discounts are available for students, academic instructors, and government and non-profit employees. Don’t qualify for any of those? We have a special 20% discount for you, just use the code JUPCORE20 when you register.

What is JupyterCon?

The four day event will feature two days of training and tutorials and two days of Keynotes and Sessions. Topics include the Jupyter platform’s core architecture, kernels, extensions & customizations, usage and application of Jupyter Notebooks, as well as sessions on Jupyter’s development and community from the core Jupyter team.

We’ve left plenty of time for networking, including attendee receptions, Speed Networking, Poster Sessions, community group meetups, as well as the chance to meet some of the speakers in small group settings. Check out the event page. The core Jupyter team will also be present and ready to answer your trickiest questions about the Jupyter platform and what’s in-store for the future.

The preconference starts on Monday 21st with a Solar Eclipse from 1:23pm to 4:00 pm in NYC.

A fantastic line-up of speakers

JupyterCon is chaired by Fernando Pérez, creator and BDFL of Jupyter, and Andrew Odewahn, CTO of O’Reilly.

Some of the speakers joining us at JupyterCon include:

  • Lorena Barba from the George Washington University
  • Nadia Eghbal from GitHub
  • Wes McKinney from Two Sigma Investment
  • Safia Abdalla from the nteract project
  • Rachel Thomas from
  • Brett Cannon from Microsoft / the Python Software Fundation

These are only a few of the speakers joining us. We are looking forward to hearing how Jupyter is being used in education, finance, machine learning, and what the future holds for the Jupyter ecosystem. See the full line-up here.


Sprints are happening on Saturday 26th, if you want to come hack on Jupyter and related project get more information on the GitHub JupyterCon repository. You do not need to have registered to the main conference — but you must registered via Eventbrite even if you have already register for the main conference.

Financial aid

We had a number of really good applicants for financial help, and the selection process was tough. If you have not been selected this time, don’t be discouraged and we hope to see you at the next JupyterCon.


We will have a special “Jupyter for Teaching & Learning BOF“ organized by Lorena Barba And Robert Talbert on Thursday at 7pm. This BOF is for anyone interested in using Jupyter for teaching and learning. Topics for discussion include incorporating Jupyter in the classroom, using Jupyter tools like nbgrader and JupyterHub, connecting with other Jupyter educators, and more. For more information and to let us know you’re interested in participating, please see this flyer and fill out the Call for Participation form at

Solar Eclipse

If you are coming from outside of the United States please remember to be in NYC on the 21st from 1:23pm as there is a (partial) solar eclipse in NYC, which ends at Do not forget your eclipse glasses!


This is our first JupyterCon! We do welcome feedback and will be looking for help to organize another one next year. Please contact us if you are interested in helping organizing the next conference.

We’ve partnered with O’Reilly Media to develop the JupyterCon conference. O’Reilly Media is a long-time supporter of the project and active publishers in the Python/Data Science space. O’Reilly has extensive experience running conferences and we’ve been working with them for the past year to bring you a great inaugural JupyterCon.

I also want to thank the members of the Jupyter Con committee as well as the Jupyter Community Members and the team at O’Reilly Media, and all our sponsors for making this conference possible.

You can learn more on the conference website