[Fsf-friends] Invitation to Sage Days 25, India

Anoop Jacob Thomas anoopjt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 18:14:00 IST 2010

 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/

[#1] http://www.sagemath.org/tour.html
[#2] http://www.sagenb.org/

Sage Days India Team,
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