Jupyter receives the ACM Software System Award

Two of our alumni, Matthias Bussonier and Sylvain Corlay, received the prestigious ACM Software System Award 2017 for taking a part to the Project Jupyter.

The 2017 ACM Software System Award

In May, 2018, it was announced that Project Jupyter has been awarded the 2017 ACM Software System Award, a significant honor for the project. It joined an illustrious list of projects that contains major highlights of computing history, including Unix, TeX, S (R's predecessor), the Web, Mosaic, Java, INGRES and more.

Among the recipients of the award - leaders who were selected by their peers for making a significant contribution - are Matthias Bussonier and Sylvain Corlay, two former students of ENS Paris-Saclay.

What is Jupyter ?

Project Jupyter is a non-profit, open-source project, born out of the IPython Project in 2014 as it evolved to support interactive data science and scientific computing across all programming languages.

The Jupyter notebook and JupyterHub, which are two open source tools developped by this broad collaboration, have become a de facto standard for data analysis in research, education journalism and industry. Today, more tan 2 billions Jupyter notebooks are on GitHub, from technical documentation to course materials, books and academic publications.

A prestigious technical award

The ACM Software System Award is presented "to an institution or individual(s) recognized for developing a software system that has had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both. The Software System Award carries a prize of $35,000. Financial support for the Software System Award is provided by IBM".