About Our Sponsors

We're grateful to the following organizations, who've made a substantial contribution to North Bay Python 2018. Learn how you can join us on the Become a Sponsor page.


Python Software Foundation

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meet ups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit https://www.python.org/psf/membership.

Clover Health

Clover Health is a Medicare Advantage company reinventing the health insurance model by integrating technology into every aspect of its members’ healthcare. The Clover data and analytics platform uses continuous, real-time monitoring to prevent hospital admissions, reduce avoidable spending, and identify and better manage chronic diseases. Clover was co-founded by Vivek Garipalli and Kris Gale, who together bring a unique blend of healthcare and technology experience to accomplish the company’s mission of ‘improving every life.’


IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It's the kind of thing we've been doing for more than 100 years.



Heroku, a Salesforce company and industry pioneer in platform as a service (PaaS), enables developers to build and run applications entirely in the cloud, without the need to purchase or maintain any servers or software. With Heroku you can focus on your app, not your infrastructure.

Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

Citus Data

Citus is worry-free Postgres that is built to scale out. Made for SaaS and enterprises, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes data and queries across multiple nodes. Whether you need to scale out a multi-tenant app—or are building real-time analytics dashboards that require sub-second responses—Citus makes it simple to shard Postgres. Our Citus distributed database is available as open source, as enterprise software, and as a fully-managed database as a service.


As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. Every month, over 200 million people worldwide use Indeed in their job search. Our teams solve challenging problems with creative solutions to make this happen. We explore lots of ideas and iterate quickly, building quality products that scale. We embrace the use of great open source technology and develop our own solutions when appropriate.

We’re hiring software engineers, site reliability engineers, and quality engineers, in Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, Hyderabad, and Singapore. Visit http://indeed.tech and http://indeed.jobs to learn more.


Bloomberg technology drives the world’s financial markets. Nearly 5,000 technologists define, architect, build and deploy complete systems to fulfill the needs of leading financial market participants globally.

Here in our San Francisco office, we are driving the adoption of Python and its rich ecosystem of libraries to enable developers across Bloomberg to create products and services more efficiently. Our engineers are regular contributors to the IPython/Jupyter community through our work on bqplot, JupyterLab and IPython widget libraries and also frequently present at Python conferences across the globe.

Microsoft Azure

We are Microsoft’s Cloud Developer Advocates! We write, speak, and dream in code. Our global team is focused on making the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. Connect with us, write code with us, and let's meet up and talk cloud and all things developer!

Twitter: @azureadvocates


Founded in San Francisco in 2004, Yelp connects people with great local business. With communities in major metros across 32 countries and approximately 163 million rich, local reviews, Yelp is the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.

Our engineers come from diverse technical backgrounds and value digital craftsmanship, open-source, and creative problem solving. We have a talented group of extraordinary engineers that help one another grow and succeed.