Swathanthra 2014 at Thiruvananthapuram

Swathanthra 2014, the 5th International Free Software Conference, partnered by SPACE, took place from December 18th to 20th at Thiruvananthapuram with the theme ‘Free Software for a Free World’. The penultimate day of the conference featured a session called Freedom on the Cloud, with discussions on issues related to cloud computing, surveillance and privacy, chaired by SPACE Executive Director Arun.

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Introduction to Programming for Teacher Educators and Researchers at Thiruvananthapuram

From December 15th to 18th 2014, a 4-day training program was organized at Thiruvananthapuram in association with Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of the Department of Education, University of Kerala, in which thirty teacher educators and researchers participated. The program covered Claymation (creating animation using clay) and Programming for Beginners.

Free software training for Tribal Rights

From December 1st to 3rd 2014, a training program on basic GNU/Linux was conducted at Wayanad in association with MSSRF CAbC and Adivasi Development Action Council. Twelve members of the Adivasi community (five females and seven males) participated, and the topics covered included Basic GNU/Linux Desktop, Text Editor, Libre Office Writer and Internet. The objective of the program was to familiarise members of the Adivasi community with basic computer skills such as typing and using the mouse, word processing, Internet browsing and Email.

Providing Insight to Autistic Children [Indian Express News on 3rd Dec 2014]

Gone are the days when parents of autistic children had to run from pillar to post to get help to bring their child into the mainstream. They knew that diagnosis and intervention at the right time would help their children. But how to intervene after diagnosis was the big question. Allaying every fear, new technology has come into their midst like a messiah, thanks to ‘Insight’, a Thiruvananthapuram-based firm which has revolutionised the rehabilitation of autistic children.

Context Free Art - Making art with simple code

Digital art uses digital technology for artistic creations and presentations. The field in general, covers areas of painting, sculpture, audio/music, video/cinema, publishing, textile designing, animation etc. Digital art is the intersection of computer programming, mathematics and art.

 

Context Free Art(CFA) is a free software for for generating digital art in the form of 2-d images. Based on a simple set of rules, software creates imageries. These rules can be combinatorial and/or iterative. You can generate new shapes from exisiting shapes. Beautiful and compilcated shapes including fractal images can be generated using these simple rules.

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