Thursday 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. in Room 23

Data science and Engineering at Shopify

Chris Fournier, Françoise Provencher


Shopify’s workshop will be a series of two 45 minute tech talks on our use of Python and its ability to make commerce better for everyone. Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform where entrepreneurs can design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels. With a decade worth of data, we are able to build products using Python that help our entrepreneurs run their businesses everyday. We'll hear about how Python is particularly useful when it comes to understanding our user base by sifting through tons of data from Françoise Provencher and about how PySpark can be used to reliably process data to feed reports, dashboards, and products from Chris Fournier.