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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

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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:

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

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