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Wes McKinney

Creator of Python pandas
Director of Ursa Labs

Since 2009, I have been developing open source data analysis software. My primary objective has been improving user productivity, increasing performance and efficiency, and enhancing data interoperability. I am best known for creating the pandas project and writing the book Python for Data Analysis. Since 2015, I have been focused on the Apache Arrow project. In 2018, I founded Ursa Labs, a not-for-profit open source development group in partnership with RStudio, to focus on building shared data science infrastructure based on Apache Arrow. In 2018, I became a Member of The Apache Software Foundation