[Chicago] Fwd: Brian Ray -- Founding Organizer ChiPy

Don Sheu dinaldo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 14:52:57 EDT 2017


On Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 10:45 AM Ross Heflin <heflin.rosst at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1000
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> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Don Sheu <dinaldo at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Don Sheu <don at sheu.com>
>> Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:18 AM
>> Subject: Brian Ray -- Founding Organizer ChiPy
>> To: psf-fellow at python.org
>>
>>
>> Dear Members of PSF Fellow WG,
>>
>> On the occasion of Brian Ray's resignation as an organizer of ChiPy after
>> 14 years of service, I'd like to put forth his nomination as a PSF Fellow.
>>
>> Brian over 14 years ago founded ChiPy with Chris McAvoy
>> <https://medium.com/@brianray_7981/brian-ray-chipy-resignation-ff6f77d6637c>
>> sitting at a table at Goose Island Brewery. During that 14 years, ChiPy has
>> grown to include over 8000 members. Out of the alumni there's been
>> significant Pythonistas like John Hunter, Aaron Swartz, Harper Reed, and
>> Adrian Holovaty.
>>
>> Early Matplotlib was demonstrated at ChiPy. Adrian Holovaty first shared
>> Django at a ChiPy meeting. Brian helped Harper Reed at Threadless to move
>> the entire company to prioritize Python in its technology. Harper would go
>> on to join the Obama for America campaign as CTO in 2012. Atlantic
>> Magazine's article by Alexis Madrigal credited Harper with winning the 2012
>> election against Romney.
>>
>> Brian's produced a lot of Python over the years. He built the core
>> product for Textura responsible for most of its revenue. Oracle purchased
>> Textura for $663m. At Cerner, he advised on Python best practices. When
>> Deloitte put Python professionals up for the assignment, Brian was the
>> first professional Cerner accepted after over 30 interviews.
>>
>> Currently Brian's expanding and improving Deloitte's use of Python
>> specifically in use for analytics and Machine Learning. He is influencing
>> how this company of 84,890 professionals view Python.
>>
>> Think recognizing Brian Ray as a PSF fellow would be a nice retirement
>> gift after 14 years of buying pizza for 8000 Pythonistas.
>>
>> Brian's email is brianhray at gmail.com
>>
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>> Don Sheu
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>> My Python user group convenes every month 2nd Wednesdays
>> http://www.meetup.com/PSPPython/events/232708762/
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>> My Python user group convenes every month 2nd Wednesdays
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