Director, Ursa Labs
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 2 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 the director of Ursa Labs, an open source development group focused on data science tools for Python and R powered by Apache Arrow.