SciPy.in 2009 logs in

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Tvm: The International Conference on Scientific Computing with Python, SciPy.in 2009, got off to a techy start today at Technopark Trivandrum with Dr. Travis Oliphant, VP, Enthought Inc. (USA) and the architect of NumPy inaugurating the 6-day long event.

Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Travis Oliphant started off with the history and evolution of Python and NumPy. His talk also dwelt on the beginnngs and applications of SciPy and elaborated the contributions of various programmers over the last decade.He also made the delegates aware of the immense possibilities and potential of SciPy. He concluded his keynote address with the hope that India would contribute significantly to the further evolution of SciPy.

R Narayanan, ex VP, TCS noted how programming paradigm has changed over the years with the coming of high level programming languages. He said that these paradigms have made programming easier and accessible to people from various disciplines.

Jarrod Milliman, Director (Computing), UC Berkeley’s Neuroscience Institute; Prof. Elizebeth Sherly, Director, IIITM-K and Dr. Prabhu Ramachandran, FOSSEE, IIT-Bombay were those present.

The programme from December 12 – 17, 2009 at Technopark in Trivandrum, comprising of two days each of conference, tutorials and sprints. The tutorial will further be constituted of two parallel tracks – one for the general public and one targeting teachers in collegiate education. The complete schedule can be found on their website. The programme is also being webcast live at http://giss.tv:8000/scipy.ogg (Note: Firefox 3+ or VLC is required to view the webcast.)

This conference is organized by the FOSSEE project funded by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development’s National Mission on Education (NME) through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) jointly with 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.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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