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Newsletter January 2020

06 Jan 2020 | Julia Computing

As of Jan 1, 2020, Julia has been downloaded more than 12.95 million times - an increase of 77% in just one year. Julia use and popularity grew by double digits last year on every one of the 30+ metrics we track, including those listed below.

Cumulative Julia Growth Statistics Total as of Jan 1, 2019 Total as of Jan 1, 2020 Growth
Number of News Articles Mentioning Julia or Julia Computing 253 468 +85%
Discourse Views (Julia Forums) 12,656,734 22,920,570 +81%
Julia Downloads (JuliaLang.org + Docker Hub + JuliaPro) 7,305,737 12,950,630 +77%
Published Citations of Julia: A Fast Dynamic Language for Technical Computing (2012) + Julia: A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing (2017) 1,048 1,680 +60%
YouTube Julia Language Channel Views 1,013,276 1,562,223 +54%

Julia Computing Pharmacometrics Webinar Featuring PumasAI and Pumas.jl: Julia Computing is hosting a free one hour Webinar on Friday Jan 24 from 12-1 pm EST (US) to discuss pharmacology modeling using Pumas.jl. The Webinar is led by Vijay Ivaturi, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy who initiated and leads the Pumas project. Please click here to register.

Alan Edelman’s Sidney Fernbach Award Presentation on the ‘Power of Language’ Now Available on YouTube: Alan Edelman accepted the Sidney Fernbach Award at SC19 with a presentation on the ‘Power of Language’. This presentation is now available on YouTube. Alan is co-creator of Julia, co-founder and Chief Scientist at Julia Computing, director of the Julia Lab at MIT and Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT. He was awarded the Sidney Fernbach Award for “outstanding breakthroughs in high-performance computing, linear algebra, and computational science and for contributions to the Julia programming language.”

JuliaCon 2020 Deadlines: JuliaCon 2020 will take place July 27-31 at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) in Lisbon, Portugal.

  1. JuliaCon 2020 Call for Proposals: JuliaCon 2020 proposals are due March 7, 2020. Proposal types include talks, lightning talks, minisymposia, workshops, posters and ‘Birds of a Feather’ breakout sessions. Please review submission guidelines, prepare and submit your proposal no later than March 7, 2020. Mentorship is also available for new presenters.

  2. Financial Assistance to Attend JuliaCon 2020: If financial assistance will impact your ability to attend JuliaCon 2020, please apply no later than March 7, 2020.

  3. Early Bird Ticket Discount: Early Bird Tickets are available for purchase now through April 20, 2020. Please purchase your tickets early to take advantage of discounted pricing.

  4. JuliaCon 2020 Call for Volunteers: JuliaCon runs on volunteers! Please consider signing up to volunteer. JuliaCon volunteer opportunities include:
    • Mentors for new speakers
    • Proceedings reviewers
    • Talk submission reviewers
    • Financial assistance application reviewers
    • Local/onsite volunteers
  5. JuliaCon 2020 Sponsors: JuliaCon relies on the support of sponsors. Click here for more information about becoming a JuliaCon sponsor.

Julia #1 Most Exciting New Language for Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics scientist Albert Vilella conducted a survey and identified Julia as the #1 most exciting new language for bioinformatics.

Parallel Computing and Scientific Machine Learning: MIT instructor Chris Rackauckas has published his lecture notes on parallel computing and scientific machine learning. Lectures include introductions to Julia, scientific machine learning, code optimization, high performance computing, parallelism, ordinary differential equations, automatic differentiation, differentiable programming, GPU computing, neural networks and more.

Julia for High Schoolers: Julia Computing co-founder and CTO (Tools) Keno Fischer participated in a Skype a Scientist session with students at Athens High School in Athens, Alabama. Keno discussed programming languages, supercomputers, and how to get started on programming as a high school student.

Julia On the March: James Warner asks “Is Julia Set to Take Over Python the Same Way Python Took Over Java?” Click here to read more.

Getting to Know Julia at 36th Chaos Communication Congress (36C3): Michael Herbst presented Getting to Know Julia at the 36th Chaos Communication Congress (36C3) in Leipzig. Click here to read more about the workshop and access workshop materials.

Julia Computing Enterprise Solutions: Contact Julia Computing for more information about putting Julia to work for your organization, deploying Julia more efficiently, effectively and at scale.

  • JuliaSure: JuliaSure provides enterprise support and indemnity for organizations using Julia.

  • JuliaTeam: JuliaTeam provides enterprise governance including private and package development, deployment, management, security, support and indemnity.

  • JuliaRun: JuliaRun allows you to scale Julia deployment from a single machine to dozens or hundreds of nodes in a public or private cloud environment, including AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.

JuliaBox 30 Day Free Trial: JuliaBox is now available with a 30 day free trial. JuliaBox is the fastest and easiest way to start using Julia right away with no download required. Register today to start your 30 day free trial.

JuliaBox Academic Discount: Hundreds of students and faculty at universities around the world use JuliaBox for classroom instruction and learning. Use free and open source materials to design your own course using Julia. JuliaBox starts at just $7 per month including a 50% academic discount. Sign up online or contact Julia Computing to take advantage of the academic discount or for more information.

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • InsideHPC: Julia Computing and GPU Acceleration

  • HPCWire: Julia Computing to Use Machine Learning and Differentiable Programming for Energy Applications

  • InsideHPC: Joe Landman on How the Cloud is Changing HPC

  • Economic Times: Code Decode - Newer Challenges for Professional Coders

  • Analytics Insight: Top 10 Data Science Programming Languages for 2020

  • Robots: Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Programming Languages You Must Learn In 2020

  • Go Abekawa’s Go Global: Interview with Tanmay Bakshi

  • TechBeacon: 14 Data Scientists You Should Follow on Twitter

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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 300 Julia jobs currently listed on Indeed.com, including jobs at Accenture, Airbus, Amazon, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Barnes & Noble, BlackRock, Capital One, CBRE, Charles River Analytics, Citigroup, Comcast, Conde Nast, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Disney, Dow Jones, Facebook, Gallup, Genentech, General Electric, Google, Huawei, Ipsos, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Match, McKinsey, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Nielsen, Novartis, OKCupid, Opendoor, Oracle, Pandora, Peapod, Pfizer, Raytheon, Spectrum, Wells Fargo, Zillow, Brown, BYU, Caltech, Dartmouth, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Louisiana State University, Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, Penn State, Princeton, UC Davis, University of Chicago, University of Delaware, University of Kentucky, UNC-Chapel Hill, USC, University of Virginia, Argonne National Laboratory, Federal Reserve Bank, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, State of Wisconsin and many more.

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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 12.95 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 and the 2019 Sidney Fernbach Award. 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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