Joris Van den Bossche
I am a core contributor to Pandas and Apache Arrow and maintainer of GeoPandas. I did a PhD at Ghent University and VITO in air quality research, worked at the Paris-Saclay Center for Data Science, and currently, I am a freelance software developer and teacher and working for Ursa Labs.
Shapely 2.0: an improved foundation for GeoPandas and the Python geospatial ecosystem
Shapely, the python package providing an easy Python interface for working with geometries, is getting an overhaul. Improved bindings to GEOS using fast, vectorized functions will help to substantially improve the performance of GeoPandas.