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Newsletter March 2019

06 Mar 2019 | Julia Computing

Julia Co-Creators Receive James H. Wilkinson Prize: Julia co-creators Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski and Viral Shah Received the James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19). Jeff, Stefan and Viral delivered a talk titled ‘Solving the Two Language Problem in Numerical Computing’.

JuliaTeam Vision: Stefan Karpinski published a blog post about Julia Computing’s vision for JuliaTeam. JuliaTeam is an enterprise solution that makes it as easy to use and develop Julia packages inside your company as it is in the open source world. JuliaTeam integrates with your corporate authentication systems and eliminates the headaches of installing and using public Julia packages behind a corporate firewall. JuliaTeam also gives IT and management insight and control over what packages developers are using, helping ensure quality and security.

Upcoming JuliaTeam releases will include these features as well:

  • Read and search docs for all internal and external packages in a single place

  • Create and manage private package registries

  • Publish and test private packages as easily as public ones, making sure new versions work seamlessly with all the other versions of packages that your teams are using

  • Benchmark your code to make sure it runs as efficiently as possible and stays fast

  • Download a summary of licenses of all the software you depend on

JuliaTeam makes Julia development at your company as easy, effective and fun as open source.

For more information, contact us.

JuliaDB: JuliaDB is a Julia Computing database product designed for big data. Features include just-in-time compilation, parallel computing, flexible type storage, fast UDFs and a fast CSV parser. JuliaDB in Julia 1.0 is a new blog post from Julia Computing’s Josh Day describing some of these features.

The Julia Project and Its Entities: Stefan Karpinski published a blog post about Julia and some of the entities that support Julia.

JuliaAcademy: Julia Computing’s training offerings continue to expand. JuliaAcademy is the Julia Computing training platform for 3 types of learning: self-directed, online instructor-led and in-person onsite training.

JuliaAcademy courses include: Intro to Julia, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Julia, Parallel Computing in Julia, Deep Learning with Flux, Optimization with JuMP and Machine Learning with Knet.

JuliaAcademy provides:

  1. Self-directed training - all online, learn at your own pace

  2. Instructor-led online training - live two-day courses taught by Julia Computing instructors

  3. In-person training - contact us at [email protected] to schedule customized in-person training for your organization

Register now for instructor-led online courses:

Growing a Compiler - Getting to Machine Learning from a General Purpose Compiler: Julia Computing’s Keno Fischer and Jameson Nash presented “Growing a Compiler - Getting to Machine Learning from a General Purpose Compiler” at the Compilers for Machine Learning (C4ML) workshop at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO 2019) and published a blog post on the same topic.

JuliaCon 2019: JuliaCon 2019 will be held July 22-26 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Call for Proposals and Early Bird Ticket Sales are open now.

  • JuliaCon is looking for sponsors and university partners in diversity. Sponsorship is available at several levels and benefits include prominent mention and logo placement at JuliaCon and in JuliaCon conference materials and Website, an opportunity to present to JuliaCon participants, presentation space during the conference and registration for JuliaCon attendees. Past JuliaCon sponsors include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Microsoft, Maven, Invenia, Julia Computing, Capital One, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Gambit Research, Tangent Works, Amazon, Alan Turing Institute, Jeffrey Sarnoff, EVN and Conning.

  • Financial assistance for registration and travel is available for those who require assistance in order to attend if they are Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students, accepted speakers or attendees who increase the diversity of the Julia community. Financial assistance is limited, so please apply now if you are eligible and if you require financial assistance to attend JuliaCon.

JuMP-dev Annual Workshop: The third annual JuMP-dev workshop takes place March 12-14 in Santiago, Chile.

Geostatistics with GeoStats.jl: The International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) annual conference Aug 10-16 in State College, PA will feature a short course on Geostatistics with GeoStats.jl led by Júlio Hoffimann Mendes (IBM Research).

ODSC East: ODSC East is the world’s leading applied data science conference, with 350+ hours of expert-led, hands-on talks and workshops on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, machine vision, data visualization and more. Network with 7,000+ peers, demo new platforms from top companies and boost your career, April 30 to May 3, in Boston. Use code ODSC_JuliaCon to sign up.

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • TechRepublic: Julia’s Big Plan to Break into Enterprise: What’s Next for the Fast-Growing Programming Language

  • JaxEnter: Julia Takes the Stage while PHP Continues its Five-Year Slump

  • YourStory: Eye on Success: AI and Business Impact through Collaborative Ecosystems for Startups

  • PacktPub: Creating a Basic Julia Project for Loading and Saving Data [Tutorial]

  • PackPub: How to Make Machine Learning Based Recommendations Using Julia [Tutorial]

  • Analytics India: Top 5 Online Resources To Learn Jupyter Notebook

  • Heise: JuliaTeam verspricht Unternehmen mehr Kontrolle beim Programmieren mit Julia

  • ZDNet Japan: プログラミング言語の「Julia」、1年の成長を示す数字が明らかに

  • The Register: Website Programming? Pffft, So 2011. Python’s Main Squeeze Is now Data Science, Apparently

  • ZDNet: The Rise of Julia, Brexit Woes, Tech Investment, and Digital Transformation

  • Technotification: 5 Best Easy-To-Learn New Programming Languages

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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. Julia has been downloaded more than 3 million times and is used at more than 1,500 universities. Julia co-creators are the winners of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. 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.

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.

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Newsletter March 2019
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