Technopark to host Python Conference

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Tvm: The first ‘Scientific Computing with Python’ conference in India, Scipy.in 2009, will be held at the Technopark from December 12th to 17th, 2009. Scipy.in is a conference providing opportunities to spread the use of the Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India. The theme of the conference will be “Scientific Python in Action” with respect to application and teaching and the keynote speaker is Travis Oliphant, the creator and lead developer of numpy.

Spicy.in hopes to provide the attendees an unique opportunity to interact with the “Who’s who” of the Python for Scientific Computing fraternity and learn, understand, participate and contribute what is happening in the realms of Scientific Computing using Python. Attendees of the conference and participants of the sprints planned will be able to access and review the tools available, apart from learning domain-specific applications and how the tools apply to a plethora of application problems. One of the goals of the conference is to combine education, engineering and science with computing through the medium of Python and thereby extrapolate on how powerful Scientific Computing is in various fields and among different communities.

The organisers of the event are  Jarrod Millman, Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley (USA)(Conference Co-Chair), Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India (Conference Co-Chair) and FOSSEE Team. The conference is hosted in Kerala by the Society for the Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) with support from the Kerala State IT Mission and the SIG-FOSS of the Computer Society of India.

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