Archive for September, 2010

Pycon india 2010 – Great experience and exposure

Me,Jaganadh and Biju went to bangalore on sept 24 th friday night.Saturday we reached there and found a hotel to stay.It was “Rain bow” near City Market.It was a nice place actually.Saturday we went to MSRIT for the first time.

On the first day jaganadh’s talk on BioNLP at leature hall-1.we all were there in the hall.Unfortunately his laptop did not respond to the projector and he used my laptop for the presentation.So he could not be able to  show the demo.I faced similar problem of projector with my laptop.Almost all fedora / linux systems faced the same issue..

Next talk was Biju’s semantic web programming on saturday afternoon.He prepared well for the talk and was intended to show the live demo of semantic web programming.But unfortunately he also faced the projector problem.That talk was very informative and there were much audience filled in lecture hall-2.He did a great job.

My talk was on Sunday afternoon.So i got much time for the preparation.But i am afraid that if such a projector problem occurs then how can i handle it.So after lunch on sunday i checked my laptopn connected to the projector in lecture hall-2 ,same did not detected.then i replaced my laptop with jaganadh’s laptop and installed all the Python dependencies which i needed to run my Python program demo.

At 2.45 PM my talk started.And i completed my talk at 3.30.some questions were raised from the audience.Yea fortunatley i clarified it.Fortunately i showed them a demo of 3 machine learning algorithms.My intention was just give a brief introduction about the theoretical part and give more emphasis on the practical implementation.

One thing i noticed in Pycon was all guys are in to core python.They wanted to know about the new Python API’s ,Python tips,integrated technologies etc..

I am mentioning this because our approach was different actually.We are working in Natural Language Processing,machine Learning,Semantic Web type of applications and interested in Python.Obviously our approach to Python is not like others.We are trying to expose these types of innovative ideas and how can we implement these ideas using Python.Much of these topics are only on papers.

We are not in Python core development and our only intention was to introduce these artificial intelligence concepts and show we can implement these concepts in Python.

It was a great experience and exposure to us actually.