Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today launched its Anaconda Skills Accelerator Program (ASAP). The new professional development residency program, led by a team of world class experts, is highly selective and brings together scientists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers to tackle challenging real world projects. Participants will use advanced technology and pragmatic techniques across a broad set of technical areas including—data management, analytic modeling, visualization, high performance computing on multi-core CPUs and GPUs, vectorization and modern distributed computing techniques such as Spark and Dask.

Professional Development Residency Program Propels Scientists, Physicists, Mathematicians and Engineers into Data Science Careers

AUSTIN, TX—March 7, 2016—Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today launched its Anaconda Skills Accelerator Program (ASAP). The new professional development residency program, led by a team of world class experts, is highly selective and brings together scientists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers to tackle challenging real world projects. Participants will use advanced technology and pragmatic techniques across a broad set of technical areas including—data management, analytic modeling, visualization, high performance computing on multi-core CPUs and GPUs, vectorization and modern distributed computing techniques such as Spark and Dask.

“One of the greatest challenges affecting our industry is the disconnect between the data science needs and expectations of enterprises and the current skills of today’s scientists, mathematicians and engineers,” said Travis Oliphant, CEO and co-founder of Continuum Analytics. “Fostering true data science experts requires more than traditional training programs. Continuum Analytics’ ASAP empowers professionals with the necessary technology and hands on experience to tackle big data challenges and solve the data problems that are inside every organization today.”
 

Participants emerge from this residency program as Certified Anaconda Professionals (CAP), enabling them to manage challenging data science and data engineering problems in business, science, engineering, data analytics, data integration and machine learning.

Advantages to CAP Designation

  • Consulting and placement opportunities with Continuum Analytics clients

  • Membership to the CAP Alumni Association

  • Individual subscription to premium Anaconda packages usually only available as part of Anaconda Workgroup or Anaconda Enterprise

  • Complimentary one year subscription to priority Anaconda support (only available for companies who put their teams of three or more through the program)

  • A 50 percent discounted pass to the annual Anaconda conference

For additional information about the Continuum Analytics’ ASAP, qualifications and process, please visit: http://continuum.io/asap.

About Continuum Analytics

Continuum Analytics is the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading, modern open source analytics platform powered by Python. We put superpowers into the hands of people who are changing the world.

With more than 2.25M downloads annually and growing, Anaconda is trusted by the world’s leading businesses across industries – financial services, government, health & life sciences, technology, retail & CPG, oil & gas – to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Anaconda does this by helping everyone in the data science team discover, analyze, and collaborate by connecting their curiosity and experience with data. With Anaconda, teams manage their open data science environments without any hassles to harness the power of the latest open source analytic and technology innovations.

Our community loves Anaconda because it empowers the entire data science team – data scientists, developers, DevOps, data engineers, and business analysts – to connect the dots in their data and accelerate the time-to-value that is required in today’s world. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services.
Continuum Analytics’ founders and developers have created or contribute to some of the most popular open data science technologies, including NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, pandas, Jupyter/IPython, Bokeh, Numba and many others. Continuum Analytics is venture-backed by General Catalyst and BuildGroup.

To learn more about Continuum Analytics, visit w​ww.continuum.io.​

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