[Baypiggies] Reminder: Talk on Scaling Pandas with Modin tonight

Jeff Fischer jeffrey.fischer at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 13:04:08 EDT 2022

At 7 pm tonight, we'll have a talk about Modin
<https://github.com/modin-project/modin> by its creator, Devin Petersohn.
Come join us!

We also have a last minute opening for a lightning talk (5 to 15 minutes).
If you are interested, contact me.

Main Talk: Scaling Up Your Pandas Workflows With Modin

Pandas is one of the most commonly used data science libraries in Python,
with a convenient set of APIs to help data scientists prepare, analyze, and
explore their data. However, despite its widespread adoption, pandas
suffers from severe memory and performance issues on moderately large
datasets. We present Modin (https://github.com/modin-project/modin), a
fast, scalable drop-in replacement for pandas. By changing just a single
line of code, Modin seamlessly speeds up pandas workflow on a laptop or in
a cluster. Modin has over 6.6k GitHub stars, 2.8 million downloads, and is
deployed at many data-centric organizations to accelerate dataframe

Speaker Bio: Devin Petersohn

Devin is the lead developer of Modin and the co-founder and CTO of Ponder.
Devin recently completed his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley RISE Lab, where he did
research on distributed systems for data science. As a part of this work,
he created Modin, a system for enabling scalable interactive data science.
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