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Derwen (pronounced "DAIR-oo-en" /ˈdɛr-u-ɛn/)
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A private California corporation, D-U-N-S number 116589020, UEI V2BZETFGMH96

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We look differently at problems faced in common w.r.t. Data/AI:
themes, issues, governance, risk, people, projects, near-term scenarios.

By appointment only.



Derwen, Inc., is a full-stack engineering firm focused on open source integration to support AI applications in enterprise at scale. Our mission is to bridge between open source communities of practice in artificial intelligence, and the enterprise customers who need to work with them. Core competencies include: software development in Python/C++, graph data science, machine learning, distributed systems, cloud computing, hardware acceleration, human-in-the-loop solutions for NLP, and especially how to develop communities of practice for open source software. Derwen, Inc., is a partner of Earth Sciences Information Partners (ESIP).

Our team is 100% distributed/remote, diverse in background, schedule is flexible, meetings are rare, mentoring is encouraged, and compensation is high. We prefer to work in relatively small teams of highly capable, interdisciplinary experts. There are no degree requirements.

For more details about joining Derwen, please see our current job listings. Have your portfolio of participation in GitHub, StackOverflow, and other communities of practice ready for discussion.

Note that our organization is neither a consulting firm, nor a product company, and we are not funded through Venture Capital.



Areas of expertise include:

  • AI applications at enterprise scale
  • open source integration
  • graph data science
  • natural language processing (NLP)
  • distributed systems
  • software development in Python, Cython, C++
  • AI in manufaturing
  • leveraging hardware acceleration
  • performance analysis and optimization
  • metadata management
  • data management strategy
  • reinforcement learning
  • mathematical optimization
  • parallelizing algorithms
  • human-in-the-loop solutions
  • developing communities of practice
  • industry analysis reports
  • tech conferences: hands-on tutorials, keynotes, PMC/co-chair

Our team has provided services on behalf of:

Lightbend Coleridge Initiative NYU Databricks BASF
Datahack Deutsche Bundesbank Manning Publications Big Things Conference Nike
Project Jupyter 8x8 Ditchley Foundation Domino Data Lab Computable Labs
NumFOCUS Anthem Insurance Gradient Flow Red Bull Deep Learning Analytics
Kubuntu Focus United Nations Knowledge Graph Conference LinkedIn Towards Data Science
NOAA KeyBank KUNGFU.AI IBM Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
O'Reilly Media Universidade da Coruña Amplify Partners InfoWorld NLP Summit
Ray Project Connected Data World Recognai PyData US Department of Defense
Primer AI NVIDIA Starburst Data Orange Telecom USDA

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