Anaconda with Peter Wang

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About this Episode

Eric Anderson (@ericmander) welcomes Peter Wang (@pwang) for a conversation about the Python ecosystem and the open-source communities that have built it. Peter is the creator of Anaconda, the near-essential Python distribution for scientific computing that makes managing packages a lot more manageable. In today’s episode, Peter offers a unique and powerful perspective on how to make the economics of open-source work for everyone.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The paradox of the PVM and Python’s packaging difficulties
  • How Guido van Rossum implied permission for Anaconda and the open-source Python movement
  • Python as the lingua franca of a new professional class
  • Looking to Roblox for inspiration for a scientific computing creator community
  • Giving back to open-source communities through the NumFOCUS Foundation


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