We are pleased to announce James Powell as the third Keynote Speaker
of PyCon India 2020.
James Powell is a professional Python programmer and enthusiast. He
started working with Python in the finance industry building reporting
and analysis systems for prop trading front offices. He currently
works as a consultant building data engineering and scientific
computing platforms for a wide-range of clients using cutting-edge
open source tools like Python and React. He also offers a variety of
corporate training courses and coaching sessions in all areas of
In his spare time, he serves on the board of NumFOCUS as co-Chairman
and Vice President. NumFOCUS is the 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports
all the major tools in the Python data analysis ecosystem (incl.
pandas, numpy, jupyter, matplotlib, and others.) At NumFOCUS, he helps
build global open source communities for data scientists, data
engineers, and business analysis. He helps NumFOCUS run the PyData
conference series and has sat on speaker selection and organizing
committees for over two dozen conferences. James is also a prolific
speaker: since 2013, he has given over seventy conference talks at
over fifty Python events worldwide.