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Newsletter - November 2018

09 Nov 2018 | Julia Computing

Did you know that Google Cloud TPUs Now Speak Julia?

Google.ai lead Jeff Dean took note:

More information is available in Automatic Full Compilation of Julia Programs and ML Models to Cloud TPUs by Julia Computing co-founder and CTO Keno Fischer and Senior Research Engineer Elliot Saba.

In other Julia news:

Julia Computing is participating in upcoming Julia meetups including:

  • Cambridge, MA: Julia SPLASH Meetup with Viral Shah and Jameson Nash (Julia Computing), Cambridge Area Julia Users Network (CAJUN) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Nov 7
  • London: Julia and Big Data - Aviva, Spark, Hadoop, Hive with Malcolm Sherrington (AMIS Consulting), Avik Sengupta (Julia Computing) and London Julia User Group at Microsoft Reactor Nov 12
  • Budapest: Bemutatjuk a Juliát with Avik Sengupta (Julia Computing) and Budapest Julia User Group at Cursor Insight Nov 21

For a more complete up-to-date list of events featuring Julia, please visit https://juliacomputing.com/events/

Julia Computing announced a Call for Proposals for Diversity and Inclusion grants up to $4,000, generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. If you have an idea to increase diversity and inclusion in the Julia community, we want to hear from you.

The new JuliaPro has been completely re-architected with faster, easier downloads and fewer bugs and glitches. Click here to learn more.

JuliaBox also benefited from a major upgrade. Click here to learn how you can get more power, memory, speed, disk space, RAM, priority support, an autograder for classes and more for as little as $7 per month for academic users or $14 per month for non-academic users.

JuliaTeam is an enterprise solution that works seamlessly behind your organization’s firewall, resolves proxy server issues and facilitates package development, installation, management and control.

Julia training is available online and offline from Julia Computing, including Intro to Julia, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and customized courses at every level. Registration is available here. Live instructor-led online courses include:

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • Analytics India: Julia Users Can Now Rejoice, Google Cloud Has Powerful Capabilities to Support the Language
  • Analytics India: 6 Tech Giants Who Are Building Robust AI Developer Ecosystems in India
  • Synced: Google Cloud TPUs Now Speak Julia
  • Arxiv: Automatic Full Compilation of Julia Programs and ML Models to Cloud TPUs
  • Packt: Julia for Machine Learning. Will the New Language Pick Up Pace?
  • Nature: Why Jupyter Is Data Scientists’ Computational Notebook of Choice
  • EconomicTimes: All About ‘Old’ IT Skills: Why Indian Techies Don’t Need to Panic Just Yet
  • Datanami: Jane Herriman, Director of Diversity and Outreach for Julia Computing, Joins NumFOCUS Board of Directors
  • MarkTechPost: Programming Languages for Machine Learning: Julia
  • Times of India: India Runs on Red Hat, the Company IBM Is Buying for $34 Billion
  • TechRepublic: 急成長中のプログラミング言語「Julia」–MIT教授に聞く人気の理由と今後の展開
  • Technotification: 10 Easy Programming Languages To Learn For Beginners
  • ZDNet: Apache Spark Creators Set Out to Standardize Distributed Machine Learning Training, Execution, and Deployment
  • HPCWire: The Linux Foundation Awards 31 Open Source Training Scholarships
  • Tactical Business: Numerical Analysis Software Used Extensively in Fields such as Computing and Engineering Pushes Growth
  • Irish Tech News: The Linux Foundation Announces 31 Open Source Training Scholarship Awardees
  • TechSina: 他创造了集众多编程语言优势于一身的Julia
  • Root: Proč Incanter Vznikl a z Jakého Důvodu By Nás Mohl Zajímat?
  • Forbes: Ready For A Career Makeover? These Skills Will Land You A New Collar Job
  • MarkTechPost: Do You Want to Become a Machine Learning Engineer?

Julia Blog Posts

Upcoming Julia Events

Recent Julia Events

Julia Meetup Groups: There are 37 Julia Meetup groups worldwide with 8,584 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.

Julia Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

Do you work at or know of an organization 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 170 Julia jobs currently listed on Indeed.com, including jobs at Accenture, BlackRock, Boeing, Conning, Dow Jones, CBRE, McKinsey, Huawei, Instacart, IBM, NBCUniversal, comScore, Disney, Gallup, Mathematica, Zillow, Facebook, National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Columbia University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of South Florida, Washington State University and Brown University.

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About Julia and Julia Computing

Julia is the fastest high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other scientific and numeric computing applications. 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, one of the ten largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world. With more than 2 million downloads, 1,900 registered packages, 41 thousand GitHub stars and +101% annual download 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.

To learn more, please visit the Case Studies section on the Julia Computing Website.

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, Netflix, Oracle, PwC, Uber, and many more.

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