A word from Alexys, our CTO
At Numberly, we’ve been using Python for over a decade. The versatility of the language and its rapid adoption by our tech teams has helped us transition from a startup to a larger company.
As a European tech company, it quickly felt important for us to engage with the European community of what became our language of choice (and dare we say, a common tongue for our diverse, international teams) ).
In 2013 we went to Florence to attend to our first EuroPython conference.
At that time, Python for the web was getting stronger and asynchronous programming using gevent was paramount. This experience has allowed us to discover that we were using the exact same technical stack as other players from other industries who faced similar problems as us (Spotify among them). We engaged in very interesting conversations and shared tips with a wide range of people.
After such a great experience it felt natural and important for us to support our community and its diversity by sponsoring the EuroPython conference. We’ve been doing it since 2014 (Berlin) so EuroPython 2019 was the 6th edition that we sponsored!
EuroPython also matches our “tech is made by people” motto: over the years we have made a lot of friends there and we are happy to meet them every year. There are also a lot of first time attendees that we get a chance to discuss with and welcome as EuroPython has become larger (it is now pretty stable at 1200 attendees approximately).
Through the years, we’ve witnessed the rise of Python in the data communities… and I hope, contributed to it. It’s both fascinating and exciting for us to see how the EuroPython talks trend shifted from web related topics to DevOps topics and is now reaching a peak on data science related subjects!
We feel very privileged because our own challenges match exactly those trends even if that’s not so surprising. After all: web + devops + data are the pillars of what we do at Numberly!
It is also important for us to contribute back to the projects and communities we have the chance to work with.
As a data company operating in the digital ecosystem, we build and run a lot of web services and large data processing pipelines which are both very sensitive to availability and latency. So we have been sharing our own experience in those fields by giving talks at the conference for a few years now.
Since diversity (in all its forms!) is vital for us, we are engaging with and participating in other tech conferences. We thus encourage every tech at Numberly to attend conferences as well as to give talks because that’s what conferences are about to us: meeting, learning and sharing!