Valerio Maggio

Valerio Maggio is a Researcher, a Data scientist Advocate at Anaconda, and a casual "Magic: The Gathering" wizard. He is well versed in open science and research software, supporting the adoption of best software development practice (e.g. Code Review) in Data Science. Valerio is also an open-source contributor, and an active member of the Python community. Over the last twelve years he has contributed and volunteered to the organization of many international conferences and community meetups like PyCon Italy, PyData, EuroPython, and EuroSciPy. All his talks, workshop materials and random ramblings are publicly available on his Speaker Deck and GitHub profiles.


Q&A panel for data science newbies
Cheuk Ting Ho, Vaibhav Srivastav, Jodie Burchell, Valerio Maggio

Are you just getting started in the world of data science and feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information on various packages, models, and techniques? Perhaps you're finding it challenging to decide which visualization package to use or which tools to begin with. Maybe you're puzzled by the distinctions between pip and Conda, or you're feeling bombarded by all the news about AI and large language models.

Worry no more! Join us for this Q&A session, where a panel of data science experts will be there to address all of your pressing questions. This session is designed to create a relaxed and welcoming environment for complete beginners in the field, offering guidance on topics that might be causing confusion.

Terrace 2B
Hitchhickers Guide to D&D ๐Ÿ‰
Valerio Maggio

This talk is meant to be an hitchhickers guide to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) for programmers.
We will leverage on our wit and intelligence to explore a very perilious dungeon ๐Ÿง™ , where a venomous dragon is hiding in the shadows ๐Ÿ‰ .
Thanks to a magical potion in an ancient flask, our wizardly skills have been enhanced with Pythonic capabilities ๐Ÿ making us the most powerful and geeky magician of the realm.
These new acquired power revealed unprecedented strategies (i.e. algorithms ๐Ÿ™ƒ) that will guide us through the maze avoiding all the traps and pitfalls โš”๏ธ, and will help us maximising the power of our fire magic โ˜„๏ธ to finally slay the dragon.

If you would like to know more about this new Pythonic spell, and the secrets it unveiled, or if you're simply interested in new graph algorithms that can run balzingly fast maximising your CPU capabilities, this is the talk for you!

PyData: Software Packages & Jupyter (2023)
South Hall 2A