Apache Arrow and the Future of Data Frames
Wes McKinney is an open source software developer focusing on analytical computing. He created the Python pandas project and is a co-creator of Apache Arrow, his current focus. He authored two editions of the reference book Python for Data Analysis. Wes is a Member of The Apache Software Foundation and also a PMC member for Apache Parquet. He is the director of Ursa Labs, a not-for-profit development group focused on data science tools for Python and R powered by Apache Arrow, built in partnership with RStudio. Previously, he worked for Two Sigma, Cloudera, and AQR Capital Management, and he was co-founder and CEO of the startup DataPad.