Mountain View, CA – Upwork, the world’s largest marketplace for freelancers, reports that for the first time, Julia development is among the 20 hottest job skills for which companies are hiring. Julia’s debut on the quarterly Upwork index reflects year-over-year growth in demand for Julia developers of more than 170%.
Julia Computing CEO and Julia co-creator Viral Shah explains, “Since the launch of Julia 1.0 last year, demand for Julia programmers has exploded as employers seek to leverage Julia’s superior performance and ease of use. Today, Julia programmers work in hundreds of different fields, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, self-driving vehicles, 3D printing, finance, energy, insurance, bioinformatics, cryptography, macroeconomic modeling, cancer genomics, augmented reality, precision medicine and central banking.”
About Julia and Julia Computing
Julia is the fastest high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other scientific and numeric computing applications. Julia solves the two language problem by combining the ease of use of Python and R with the speed of C++. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort. Julia has been downloaded more than 3.2 million times and is used at more than 1,500 universities. Julia co-creators are the winners of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. Julia has run at petascale on 650,000 cores with 1.3 million threads to analyze over 56 terabytes of data using Cori, one of the ten largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world.
Julia Computing was founded in 2015 by all the creators of Julia to develop products and provide professional services to businesses and researchers using Julia.