This award is presented to a team (either formal or informal) that consistently delivers on the company mission, understands the impact and importance of all aspects of the business, and exemplifies the qualities and output of a high-functioning team. The team members consistently demonstrate being humble, hungry, and smart.
This team was selected for at least the following activities that benefit all aspects of the business:
Repeated, successful delivery on an important project at a major customer that has led the way for product sales and future contract-based work with the customer
Internal work on Enterprise Notebooks to fix specific problems needed by a customer
Continued coordination with Repository to enable it to be purchased by a large customer
Erik’s work on helping with Dask
Trent’s work on getting Anaconda installed at customer sites ensuring successful customer engagement
The team’s initial work on productizing a successful project from their consulting project
Coordinated the build and delivery of many client specific conda packages
Mission, Values, Purpose (MVP) Award
This award is given to an individual who exemplifies the mission, values, and purpose of Continuum Analytics.
When Peter and Travis first organized the company values with other leaders we each separately envisioned several members of the Continuum Team that we thought exemplified what it meant to be at Continuum. Stan was the top of all of our lists.
Stan knows what it means to empower people to change the world. As a scientist he worked on improving neutrino detection, contributing to the experiment that was co-awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The Numba project has flourished under his leadership both in terms of project development as well as ensuring that funding for the project continues from government, non-profits, and companies. Stan shows the quality-first and owner-mentality of true craftsmanship in all of the projects he leads which has caused his customers to renew again and again. Stan also exemplifies continuous learning all of the time. In one example, he learned how to build a cluster from several Raspberry Pi systems — including taking the initiative to attach an LCD display to the front of each one. His “daskmaster” has been a crowd favorite in the Continuum booth at several events.
This award recognizes individuals who consistently demonstrate that customers matter and we will succeed to the degree that we solve problems for and support our customers and future customers.
Derek, Atish, and Ian put customers first every single day.
Derek and Atish follow-up from all of our marketing events and are often the first contact our customers have with Continuum. They have the responsibility to triage opportunities and determine which are the most likely to lead to sales in product, training, and/or consulting. They are pursuing many, many customer contacts far above industry averages and doing it while remaining positive, enthusiastic, and helpful to the people they reach.
Ian Stokes Rees has gone above and beyond to serve customers for the past year and beyond. He is always willing to do what makes sense. He filled in as a sales engineer as well as an implementation engineer as needed. He has worked tirelessly for Citibank to ensure success on that opportunity. He has single-handedly enabled Anaconda and SAS to work together. At multiple conferences (e.g. Strata) he is a tireless and articulate advocate for Anaconda ,explaining in detail how it will help our clients.