Two Sigma, Quantitative Hedge Fund, Renews Support for Open Source Scientific Computing

NumFOCUS is proud to announce that Two Sigma, a Gold level Corporate Sponsor, has renewed their financial support for a second year.

“Two Sigma is thrilled to continue our sponsorship of NumFOCUS, an organization we have immense respect for. The products that NumFOCUS supports are critical to our lines of business,” said David Palaitis, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Two Sigma. “Being able to invest in these products as a portfolio is a unique value proposition for us. With a single donation, we can support data science tools we depend on, contribute to diversity and inclusion in scientific computing, and strengthen our relationship with a passionate community of open source advocates. “

“With a single donation, we can support data science tools we depend on, contribute to diversity and inclusion in scientific computing, and strengthen our relationship with a passionate community of open source advocates. “

Two Sigma has worked to support the NumFOCUS community in a variety of ways. They were Platinum Sponsors of PyData NYC and PyData Seattle in 2017 and have been actively involved in volunteering with the NumFOCUS Diversity & Inclusion in Scientific Computing program for over a year.

“Two Sigma has been an ideal partner for NumFOCUS,” said Andy Terrel, NumFOCUS President. “They give their time, treasure and talent to the betterment of open source scientific codes. Together, we are able to build a more stable base for supporting these projects so critical to science.”

About Two Sigma

More than 1,400 people who believe the scientific method is the best way to approach investing. Ideas backed up with information. And improved by iteration. That’s Two Sigma.

At Two Sigma, we use Open Source Software, and we’re passionate about giving back to the programming community. We want to make sure that the OSS projects that we and so many others rely on will still be functional far into the future. Supporting OSS can take many forms: making substantial contributions to projects we use regularly, open sourcing tools we’ve developed in house, and financially sponsoring non-profits that contribute to a healthy open source ecosystem. That’s why we are a Corporate Partner of NumFOCUS. Two Sigma is proud to support NumFOCUS sponsored projects pandas and Jupyter.

About NumFOCUS Corporate Sponsors

NumFOCUS Corporate Sponsors are for-profit companies who drive their business success using our open source projects. Corporate Sponsors invest in the development and sustainability of the open source scientific data stack through their financial support of NumFOCUS. Many sponsors also allocate employee paid time to development work on NumFOCUS open source projects.