Swecha is organizing a five day workshop for students on
various Free Software technologies in such a way that they become free
software developers and make active contributions to the Free Software
community. Students from various Engineering colleges, MCA students and
any one who is interested in Free Software technologies can attend the
The 5 day workshop deals with training on - Preparing GNU Labs
(Free Software Labs), Scripting Languages which include Shell & Python,
Content Management Systems (Web Technologies) like Drupal and Graphic
Tools like Gimp, Inkscape & Blender.
Participants will be provided accommodation, food and transport. The
training camp will be held from June 30, 2010 to July 4, 2010 in Hyderabad
at MLRIT (Dundigal) with a 24 hour lab facility for the students.
Interested students may contact Mr. Sandeep - 9052993355
For more details please visit www.swecha.org
Venue: MLRIT, Dundigal, Hyderabad.
Sugar OLPC workshop in Goa 28th June - 2nd July 2010
gnowledge lab of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR will
be conducting a five day workshop on Sugar Platform on OLPC in Goa in
collaboration with Digital Bridge Foundation,and Nirmala Instititute
of Education, Goa, is organising a symposium on the Sugar Learning
Venue: Our lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa
If you know people in Goa, please send them this note. We need
volunteers with knowledge in GNU/Linux to help the school successfully
run this program. The third standard school students (about 97 of
them) will be given one OLPC each. The teachers and students of the
school will be attending this workshop.
Event details: http://lab.gnowledge.org/events/sugar-olpc-workshop-in-goa
Sage Days 25 - An Invitation
What is 'Sage Days'?
Sage Days is a confluence of present and prospective SAGE Users and
Developers. It is an opportunity to come together to share ideas,
brainstorm and hack on Sage.
Sage Days 25 is the 25th version of Sage Days, and is being organized in
Mumbai, India. In order to cater to an Indian audience and scenario, this
version has been tweaked slightly. Sage Days 25 has beginner level
tutorials, in addition to the usual talks and sprints, to help new users get
started with Sage and help promote the use of Sage in India.
What is Sage?
Sage is a free, open-source mathematics software system licensed under the
GPL. It combines the power of numerous existing open-source packages into a
common Python-based interface. It's mission is to create a "viable free open
source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab".
Sage has tools for a broad range of mathematical areas like Linear Algebra,
Calculus, Symbolic Math, Plotting, Rings & Groups, Graph Theory, Number
Theory and Cryptography. Essentially, "it can do anything from mapping a
12-dimensional object to calculating rainfall patterns under global warming"
- as Science Daily puts it . Eager to get started? Start here. [#1]
Apart from being feature rich, it's usability is one of it's greatest
strengths. Sage Notebook, a web-interface for all the math you'll ever want
to do, is really the killer feature! As the Sage Marketing page says, "The
SAGE GUI surely works on your computer box, because it just runs in
Firefox!". Try it Now! [#2]
Why should you attend?
Sage Days 25 is being attended by the creator and lead developer of Sage,
Prof. William Stein. It will also be attended by other developers of Sage.
This would be a great opportunity to meet and interact with them!
The conference will be attended by a plethora of enthusiastic people from
all over the country who use Sage or are interested in doing so. The
conference will also see the presence of many mathematicians interested in
software. Who knows, you may run into someone you'd want to collaborate
with, for your future work!
This event will be a great learning experience, if you are even remotely
interested in math and software for it!
When and Where?
Venue: IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, India
Dates: August 9-12, 2010
Tentative Schedule: http://fossee.in/sage_days/schedule/
Register Here: http://fossee.in/sage_days/registration/register/
Sage Days India Team,
FOSSEE, IIT Bombay.