AnacondaCon 2018. Kale Franz. Anaconda solved one of the most headache-inducing problems in data science—overcoming the dependency nightmare—through the power of conda. Powering Anaconda Distribution at its core, our open source, cross-platform package and environment manager is beloved by data scientists because it enables them to easily install and manage their favorite packages from Python and other languages. In addition, data scientists can create virtual conda environments, in which they are free to install Python, pip, and any number of other packages. This means a data scientist can easily flip between projects using Python 2 and Python 3, for example. Kale will demonstrate these key features and many more.