Wes McKinney
 

Wes McKinney

Apache Arrow PMC Chair and Co-Creator | CEO/Founder @ Ursa Computing

Wes McKinney is an open source software developer focusing on analytical computing. He created the Python pandas project and is a co-creator of Apache Arrow, his current focus. He authored two editions of the reference book, Python for Data Analysis. Wes is a member of The Apache Software Foundation and also a PMC member for Apache Parquet. He is now the CEO of Ursa Computing, a new startup working on accelerated computing technologies powered by Apache Arrow for data science languages like Python and R.