Scalable Pandas Meetup No. 3: A Modin Overview

Jul 21, 2022 2 min read

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Scalable Pandas Meetup No. 3: A Modin Overview image

Post-event Update (8/5): Watch the recording of the meetup here!

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We’re really looking forward to our third Scalable Pandas Meetup!

  • What: Alejandro Herrera (Solution Architect at Ponder, former AI/ML Solution Leader at C3.ai) will teach us about Modin, an open-source tool with 3.5 million downloads that lets you parallelize your pandas code by simply changing your import statement to “import modin.pandas as pd.” After describing what Modin is and how it works, Alejandro will walk us through an example and take questions.
  • When: Thursday, July 28th, 10:00 – 10:45 AM PT.
  • Where: Online (Zoom).
  • How: Sign up here to join our mailing list! We’ll send you the Zoom registration info.

This meetup is the third in a series of conversations centered around how you can leverage pandas at scale. The Scalable Pandas meetup is a forum dedicated to developers, data scientists, and data engineers to share their stories, practical advice, examples, and best practices around scaling pandas workflows.

For the recording of our last meetup, see here.

What is the focus of these meetups?

  • To learn about the technical challenges and existing solutions for making pandas performant with large dataframes and complex workloads.
  • To discuss and envision next-generation solutions to those problems so that more enterprise-quality, production-level work can be done with the pandas API.

Who is the intended audience of these meetups?

We welcome all pandas users, enthusiasts, gurus, masters, who are ready to take their pandas skills to the next level with a community of like-minded peers. Our content will be geared towards intermediate and advanced pandas users, especially those who find themselves:

  • Using pandas with data larger than 500 MB
  • Crafting their own custom workflows to parallelize pandas
  • Leaving the pandas ecosystem to do things that pandas should be able to do
  • Agreeing to duel (joust, etc.) ruffians who besmirch the honor of pandas!

We’re excited to see you on Thursday! Sign up for our email list here!

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