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Platinum Sponsor


The enterprise-grade infrastructure of Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Team Services provides a set of collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, making it perfect for scripting languages like Python. Microsoft tools also provide deep insight into your data. Backed by Anaconda Python distribution, users can introduce their own scripts into an Azure Machine Learning workflow. Azure Machine Learning Studio comes equipped with close to 200 of the most common Python packages including those for data science like Pandas, NumPy, and SciPy.

Gold sponsors


Rapid.Space is a high performance, low cost and ethical cloud provider. It was founded in 2018 by Nexedi, the No 1 publisher of Enterprise Free Software in Europe. Rapid.Space is based exclusively on Free Sofware and Open Hardware ‘(Open Compute Project) produced by circular economy. A hosted Open Compute server with 20 Xeon cores, 256 GB RAM, 4TB SSD and 10 Gbps LAN is priced less than 200€ per month. All source code used in Rapid.Space infrastructure is public. Everyone can audit it and contribute to it.


Wifirst has developed the leading super high speed WiFi platform. It operates several hundred thousand intuitive, secure, high-performance connected spaces in Europe and Africas.

Wifirst has established itself as the no. 1 provider of managed WiFi in the Hospitality & Student accomodation market through constantly adapting its solution to meet the growing demands of users.

Major players like AccorHotels, The Ascott, The French National Student Service (CROUS) and Nexity Studea have all entrusted Wifirst with meeting their connectivity needs.

Wifirst also supports the French army, providing WiFi services to defence bases in France as well as to theatres of operations overseas. Lastly, Wifirst plans to speed up its growth by targeting the major bank, insurance and retail networks.

  • 650,000 units covered
  • 7,000 sites equipped in 2430 cities
  • 130,000 WiFi access points monitored
  • over 16,000 TB of data exchanged per month and collected on Wifirst owned and operated carrier grade, fully redundant core network.

Silver Sponsors


Abilian is an innovative open source software vendor in the emerging collaboration and business-oriented social networking market.


Dolead’s unique technology uses semantic (for creating an managing advertising campaigns from a database containing 1 billion+ keywords in 26 languages), algorithmic, comportemental statistics and ML to optimise the whole digital conversion funnel.

Our main tech stack: python 3.5 µservices deployed on 100+ AWS servers, MongoDB/ES/Redis, Ansible/Prometheus, React/Redux.

Following our growth, we just raised 13M to double our tech team and expand to the USA.

Come join us!


JetBrains delivers intelligent software solutions that make developers more productive by simplifying their challenging tasks, automating the routine, and helping them adopt the best development practices. PyCharm is the Python IDE for Professional Developers by JetBrains providing a complete set of tools for productive Python, Web and scientific development, available in three editions. The free and open-source PyCharm Community Edition is perfect for pure Python coding. PyCharm Professional Edition is designed for professional Python and Web developers.


Logilab is an IT company specialized in advanced and scientific computing.

By building on its expertise center, Logilab is able to implement software solutions and to propose high value services and trainings in such fields as advanced and scientific computing and knowledge management.

Logilab’s expertise center has specialized in the use of several tools (Python, C, C++, etc.) and techniques (software engineering, agile project management, multi-paradigm programming, statistics, logic, etc.) and applies them to advanced computing (data analysis, numerical problem solving, simulation, etc.) and knowledge management (content management systems, workflow automation, database aggregation, indexation tools, documentation management, etc.).

Logilab’s training sessions are designed for engineers willing to enhance their computer science skills. They cover a wide range of topics (Python, XML, SaltStack, Object Oriented design and programming, C++, agile project management, etc.) and are always fine tuned to best suit the needs of attendees.

Logilab is an actor in the Free/Open Source Software community. The company favors solutions built on Free/Open Source Software when they meet the needs of the end users, and guarantee the required stability of the systems. Some of the internal developments of the company are released as open source on Logilab’s free software projects site http://www.logilab.org/

Saint-Gobain Research Paris

Saint-Gobain Research Paris is one of eight major cross-business research centers that serve all the Activities of Saint-Gobain. These research centers maintain and develop at the highest level of skills and technologies for the Group. Their size and multi-disciplinary facilitate effective interaction with the academic world, a watch and anticipation on scientific advances and the recruitment of talents.

  • More than 470 employees
  • 19 nationalities
  • 38% of women

About Saint-Gobain: Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

  • €40.8 billion in sales in 2017
  • Operates in 67 countries
  • More than 179,000 employees


STAT4DECISION is a French data science company. We offer training and consultancy in data science, data mining and engineering. From tailored training to online training, our highly qualified trainers are specialized in various domains such as Python, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Spark… To help you in your projects with Python, take advantage of our consulting services.

Media Partners


Le magazine du développeur et de la programmation informatique.


Systematic Paris Region

The French SYSTEMATIC PARIS-REGION competitiveness cluster brings together 600 key players in the Paris region working in the field of software-dominant systems and focusing on markets with a strong social dimension. Based on 5 key areas - Automotive & Transport, Free and Open Source Software, Security & Defence, Systems Design and Development Tools, Telecoms - the goal of the cluster is to develop the regional economy and boost the competitiveness by leveraging innovation, training and partnership opportunities.

Since 2009, Systematic deploys its technologies towards new markets, including “ICT & Sustainable Cities” and “ICT & Health” which are at the heart of the 21st century challenges and whose development increasingly relies on the know-how of Systematic members.

Since 2005, Systematic has developed 258 R&D projects representing a total R&D investment of €1.2 billion including €450M funded by the French Government, its economic development agencies and from the Paris-Region local authorities.



Abilian is an open-source software vendor proposing innovative solutions for your enterprise or organization. We operate in the Enterprise 2.0, information management and business processes sectors. With Abilian’s solutions, your enterprise will become more creative, reactive, open and, in one word, competitive.

Other Supporting Organisations


Born in 1984, EPITA (from the French Ecole pour l’Informatique et les Techniques Avancées : School of Computer Science & Advanced Techniques) has been steadily gaining a reputation of excellence among multinational companies, which often recruit our students before the end of their studies. At EPITA, computing and information technologies are considered fundamental subjects and are always placed in the context of students’ future managerial role and within the perspective of their position of responsibility. Scientific studies complement this training to broaden and complete the scientific culture vital to the future engineer.


Créée en décembre 2004, l’AFPy (Association Francophone Python) a pour but de promouvoir le langage Python, que ce soit auprès d’un public averti ou débutant. Pour ce faire, des évènements sont organisés régulièrement au niveau local et d’autres évènements à un niveau plus général.


The mission of NumFOCUS is to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, open code development, and reproducible scientific research. We accomplish this mission through our educational programs and events as well as through fiscal sponsorship of open source data science projects. We aim to increase collaboration and communication within the scientific computing community.


PyData brings together both users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The goals are to provide data science enthusiasts, across various domains, a place to discuss how best to apply languages and tools to the challenges of data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.



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