PyTN Profiles: Chris Fonnesbeck and Django Software Foundation

Speaker Profile: Chris Fonnesbeck (@fonnesbeck)

Chris Fonnesbeck is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He specializes in computational statistics, Bayesian methods, meta-analysis, and applied decision analysis. He originally hails from Vancouver, BC and received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

On Saturday February 22nd at 3:15 PM, Chris will be presenting on Bayesian Statistical Analysis with PyMC.

Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is the de facto standard computational approach for Bayesian modeling and estimation. PyMC implements a suite of MCMC sampling algorithms in Python and provides a simple, intuitive and extensible way to specify and fit models. Additionally, PyMC provides facilities for output summarization, plotting, goodness-of-fit and convergence diagnostics.

Sponsor Profile: Django Software Foundation (@djangoproject)

The Django Software Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit organization with the mission to promote, support, and advance the Django Web framework. The DSF supports the development of Django by sponsoring sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events, and protects the intellectual property of the Django project.

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