The much-anticipated release of Julia 1.0 was celebrated at JuliaCon 2018. The release was live-streamed and the video is available on YouTube. The blog post announcing the release is available in English, Spanish and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)..
Julia Computing announced a new product called JuliaTeam during JuliaCon 2018. JuliaTeam is an enterprise solution that works seamlessly behind your organization’s firewall and allows you to develop, install, manage and control public and private packages.
Do you have an application or proposal using Julia with Tensor Processing Units (TPUs)? We want to partner with you to support and showcase Julia applications on TPUs. Please contact us for details.
NumFOCUS is providing a $3,000 grant to adapt BlockBandedMatrices.jl to add support for General Array Backends (GPU). The grant will fund the contributions of Mayeul d’Avezac, Senior Research Software Engineer in the Research Computing Service at Imperial College London. Sheehan Olver is the package developer.
Julia Computing’s Avik Sengupta and Mike Innes will be leading an Elegant Machine Learning Workshop with Julia and Flux at the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) in London Sept 19-22. Register before Sept 7 for 30% off, and use the code JULIACON when you register for an additional discount.
For the first time ever, China became the number one country for Julia downloads. During the two weeks after Julia’s 1.0 release, China accounted for more than 34% of all Julia downloads, followed by the United States at 22%, Japan at 5%, Germany at 4%, the United Kingdom at 3% and more than 140 other countries.
The 2018 Julia Community Prizes(and a $1,000 award) were awarded to
Tim Besard, for extending Julia natively to GPUs
Katharine Hyatt, for enhancing Julia’s test suite and documentation
Chris Rackauckas, for developing JuliaDiffEq and community engagement
Elliott Saba, for design and stewardship of Julia’s binary infrastructure
DynamicalSystems.jl was awarded the DSWeb 2018 Software Contest Prize. DynamicalSystems.jl is a software library for the exploration of chaos and and nonlinear dynamics written entirely in Julia. DSWeb Dynamical Systems Software aims to collect all available software on dynamical software theory. The project was launched 20 years ago at the University of Minnesota Institute for Mathematics and its Applications as part of the Emerging Applications of Dynamical Systems special year.
Julia co-creators Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah and Alan Edelman and core developer Keno Fischer hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Wednesday Aug 15. This Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) has more than 41 thousand views and more than 300 comments which can be read here.
Advances in Engineering Software is producing a Julia special issue, now open for submission. The submission deadline is October 15, 2018.
Hosted by University College London, JuliaCon 2018 was the biggest and best JuliaCon yet. More than 130 JuliaCon 2018 videos are available on YouTube including:
There are 34 Julia Meetup groups worldwide with 7,147 members. If there’s a Julia Meetup group in your area, we hope you will consider joining, participating and helping to organize events. If there isn’t, we hope you will consider starting one.
Penn State University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) is looking to hire a Postdoc Researcher and Assistant Research Professor with Julia experience.
Do you work at or know of an institution looking to hire Julia programmers as staff, research fellows or interns? Would your employer be interested in hiring interns to work on open source packages that are useful to their business? Help us connect members of our community to great opportunities by sending us an email, and we’ll get the word out!
There are more than 200 Julia jobs currently listed on Indeed.com, including jobs at Google, Facebook, IBM, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, Comcast, Zulily, National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brown, Princeton, Columbia, Notre Dame, MIT, University of Chicago and many more.
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Julia is the fastest high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and many other domains. Julia solves the two language problem by combining the ease of use of Python and R with the speed of C++. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort. For example, Julia has run at petascale on 650,000 cores with 1.3 million threads to analyze over 56 terabytes of data using Cori, the world’s sixth-largest supercomputer. With more than 1.8 million downloads and +101% annual growth, Julia is one of the top programming languages developed on GitHub. Julia adoption is growing rapidly in finance, insurance, machine learning, energy, robotics, genomics, aerospace, medicine and many other fields.
Julia Computing was founded in 2015 by all the creators of Julia to develop products and provide professional services to businesses and researchers using Julia. Julia Computing offers the following products:
Julia users, partners and employers hiring Julia programmers in 2018 include Amazon, Apple, BlackRock, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Comcast, Disney, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Ford, Google, IBM, Intel, KPMG, Microsoft, NASA, Oracle, PwC, Uber, and many more.