Jupyter recognized by premiere computing society

We are proud to announce that the 15 members of the Steering Council of Project Jupyter, a fiscally sponsored project of NumFOCUS, have been awarded the 2017 ACM Software System Award.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), annually presents the award to an institution or individual(s) recognized for developing a software system that has had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both. The Software System Award carries a prize of $35,000, with financial support provided by IBM.

Proof of the great things that can be achieved by an open development team

“Jupyter’s role as a pioneering software system has been recognized by the premiere computing society. It is a well deserved award and proof of the great things that can be achieved by an open development team,” said Andy Terrel, NumFOCUS President. “NumFOCUS is proud to be part of the story helping create an environment for their success.”

“NumFOCUS is proud to be part of the story helping create an environment for Project Jupyter’s success.”

In receiving the ACM Software System Award, Jupyter joins the ranks of an illustrious list of projects containing major highlights of computing history, including UnixTeXS (R’s predecessor), the WebMosaicJavaINGRES (modern databases) and more.

Officially, the recipients of the award are the fifteen members of the Jupyter steering council as of November 2016, the date of nomination — the largest team ever to receive this award. Listed in chronological order of joining the project, they are: Fernando Pérez, Brian Granger, Min Ragan-Kelley, Paul Ivanov, Thomas Kluyver, Jason Grout, Matthias Bussonnier, Damián Avila, Steven Silvester, Jonathan Frederic, Kyle Kelley, Jessica Hamrick, Carol Willing, Sylvain Corlay and Peter Parente.

A longer post is available on the Project Jupyter Blog exploring the history of the project and the meaning of the award. The official announcement of the 2017 ACM Software System Award is available on the ACM website.

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