Anaconda Welcomes Python Thought Leaders to Advance Technical Frontier

Russell Keith-Magee and Antonio Cuni will support the company’s trajectory as a data science leader in Python

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anaconda Inc., provider of the world’s most popular data science platform, today announced the appointments of two long-time Python leaders, Russell Keith-Magee and Antonio Cuni.

Russell Keith-Magee has been a part of the Python open-source community for almost 20 years. He joined the core team of the Django Project in 2005, later serving as President of the Django Software Foundation from 2010 to 2015. Keith-Magee founded the BeeWare Project in 2014, a project designed for developing tools and libraries for cross-platform native user interfaces in Python and expanding the availability of Python to mobile and browser platforms. In addition to his work across the Python community, Keith-Magee has worked at several startup companies like Wotnews, Hunted Media and TradesCloud throughout his career.

“Anaconda has a long history of being an active participant in and contributor to the Python open source community, serving as a model for how a company can be commercially successful while maintaining the collaborative spirit of open source,” said Keith-Magee, Principal Software Engineer Team Lead at Anaconda. “I look forward to my future with Anaconda as I help the organization become more deeply involved with my true passion: advancing the Python community.”

For the past 15+ years, Antonio Cuni has been a core developer of PyPy, a fast, compliant Python interpreter. Cuni notably co-founded HPy, a project providing a new API for extending Python in C. He is passionate about writing tools from developers for developers, such as Pdb++, fancycompleter, and vmprof, and is a creator, maintainer, and contributor of numerous open source projects.

Cuni, Principal Software Engineer Team Lead at Anaconda, remarked, “Joining Anaconda provides an excellent opportunity for me to shape the future of Python. I look forward to supporting Anaconda’s HPy efforts, which is vital for the long-term survival of Python, in addition to focusing on more advanced projects that will strengthen Anaconda’s market-leading position.”

“As the demand for Python accelerates, we’re committed to advancing Anaconda’s innovation to meet that demand, which is why we’re thrilled to welcome Russell and Antonio to our team,” said Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda. “Each comes with diverse perspectives on advancing our Python community presence, in and out of the cloud, and supporting our company’s evolution. Today, Anaconda is experiencing a momentous phase of talent, product, and business growth as we help make data science innovations a reality for millions of users.”

To learn more about Anaconda and our growing team, visit our careers page.

About Anaconda

With more than 25 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform and the foundation of modern machine learning. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade tools are the leading solution for securing and managing commercial uses of Python, and enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and building a smarter, better world.


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