Storytelling Saturday – June 4, 4-5pm, Adyar, #Chennai

start: Jun 04, 2016 04:00PM
End: Jun 04, 2016 05:00PM

Venue: The ilovereadin’ Library, Ground Floor, no 9, 4th Street, Venkateswara Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020


Join us for a storytelling session for kids aged between 10 and 15. Tellers are Karthika, Aaquib, Naresh, Mehernaz, Soda.

*Bonus: There are a bunch of second hand books for sale also!

Details: Jun 04 2016 04:00 PM – Jun 04 2016 05:00 PM at The ilovereadin’ Library, Ground Floor, no 9, 4th Street, Venkateswara Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020

Click here for the event page on Facebook.

Registration is compulsary. Please choose your ticket below. (Showing only available tickets.)

event managed by Karthika 8122074423 Mehernaz 8122074407

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[chennai.rb] [ANN][Commercial] FizzBuzz: programming workshop for Ruby beginners – June 4, 10-1

start: Jun 04, 2016 10:00AM
End: Jun 04, 2016 01:00PM

Venue: Grey Matter Academics, S Boag Rd, Parthasarathy Puram, T Nagar, Chennai 600017


FizzBuzz is a programming workshop for Ruby beginners. You’ll learn to solve programming puzzles using the Ruby programming language, and have some fun while doing it.

We’ll start with a simple FizzBuzz implementation, and then move through a few more difficult problems – all the way up to to writing Fuzzy Search eventually

The goal is to enable you tackle programming interviews using Ruby, and to also demonstrate the power and elegance of Ruby.


Some programming experience, in any language
A laptop with Ruby installed.

Fees: Rs. 300
(to be paid at the venue)

Date and Time: Saturday, 4th June 2016. 10 am – 1 pm

Venue: Grey Matter Academics, S Boag Rd, Parthasarathy Puram, T Nagar, Chennai 600017

About the Trainer:
Abhishek Yadav is an active member of the Ruby community in Chennai, and has conducted several Ruby and Rails workshops over the past few years.


The workshop shall be a series of lectures and coding sessions (mentioned as Practical here)

Lecture: Basics
puts, p
Define a method

Practical 1:
Add two numbers
Add two numbers with method calls
Check even/odd in method

Lecture: looping
loop, break

Practical 2:
Squares of numbers
Sum of squares

Lecture: IO
Command line input (ARGV)
File reading

Practical 3:
Sum of squares upto ‘n’

Lecture: Array, String, Range
Array (<<, each, map, size, max, uniq, index, detect, bsearch, sort)
String (split, join, chars, size, +, reverse, upcase, downcase)
Range (.., each, to_a)

Practical 4:
Largest no. in array
2nd largest no.
Sum of digits in a number
Check if no. is prime

Lecture: blocks, complexity, misc
nil, false and truthyness
Time and space complexity

Practical 5:
Prime nos. optimized
Longest lines

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#Durga #Puja in #Bengal by Probal Ray Choudhury, Monday, June 6th, 5:30 PM, ARKAY, MYLAPORE, #Chennai

start: Jun 06, 2016 05:30PM
End: Jun 06, 2016 08:00PM

Venue: Arkay Convention Center, 146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

Description: Tamil Heritage Trust


Durga Puja in Bengal
Kalau Asvamedha: Autumnal Celebrations of the Great Goddess in Vangadesa


Probal Ray Choudhury
at 5.30pm on Monday, June 6th, 2016
Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic:

In Bengal, ‘Durga Puja’ is the people’s national festival. Each and every Bengali, in some manner or the other, joins in the celebrations venerating the Great Goddess, during Her annual autumnal home-coming. Today, it is also celebrated worldwide by the Bengali-speaking Hindu community. Though the festival has a history spanning over a millennium, it gained its premiere stature during the last 200-300 years. The festival also contributed enormously during the country’s freedom struggle. The revelry, rivalry and longing for the Great Goddess of Bengal, and the fervour of the celebrations surrounding Her annual festival, often remain unmatched. This presentation will endeavour to map the unprecedented achievements, power and glory, and nostalgia of the most important public event of Bengal, under which the social, political, economic, and religious identity of the Bengali Hindus take shape. In doing so, it will also undertake a re-look and re-think at the popular historical narratives surrounding this massive festival of the people of Bengal.

About the Speaker:

Probal Ray Choudhury is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Education and Indic Studies at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University) in Coimbatore. He is a Bengali, and hails from Kolkata, where his family has been living for four centuries and still continues with their ancestral festival of Durga Puja every autumn – a tradition that begun in ca.1610. Having born and brought up in that tradition, he also shares a keen interest and passion in Durga Puja like most other Bengalis. His research interests lie in the study of indigenous Indian polity and history of Indian education. His popular writings in Bengali and English, and book reviews, are often published in Vedanta Kesari, Prabuddha Bharata, Udbodhan and other popular magazines.

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S. Kannan –; 98414-47974
R. Gopu –, 98417-24641
T. Sivasubramanian –, 98842-94494

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Special Lecture: Prof. Swaminathan on his interests, Sat, 10 am, June 4th, 2016, ARKAY, #Mylapore #Chennai

start: Jun 04, 2016 10:00AM
End: Jun 04, 2016 01:00PM

Venue: Arkay Convention Center, 146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

Description: Tamil Heritage Trust and Madhuradhwani


Professor Swaminathan speaks on his interests
at 10 am on Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Speaker and Topics:

I had been the profession of education, teaching mainly mechanical engineering, but in life I have been a serious student all my life. Looking at not only engineering education, but education as such and life, in general, I think I have conducted a number of experiments. At the request of some of my friends I, past 75, am attempting to present myself.

‘Aims of education’ were the main theme and I have tried to reach young minds at IIT-Delhi for more than three decades. I would like to touch upon this phase briefly. Over a period of time a number of areas I came to obsessed with for study for self-enlightenment. The paintings of Ajanta (the earliest and the best Indian and Indian Asia ever had), the art at Mamallapuram (exhibiting the Pallava grace) and Pudukkottai (a museum of temple architecture) were the most important.

While participating teaching a course ‘Art and Technology’ in IIT-Delhi, one among the topics I attempted to expose the students to was ‘Sound of Sanskrit’, which became a great attraction for me later, and ended up in a 5-part series under the title ‘Oral Tradition of Sanskrit’.

My attempt taking the wealth of Tamil inscription to school students grew into a mammoth 11-part serial covering ancient writing of Sumeria, Egypt, China, Meso-America and India, the scientific script Korean, esoteric scripts like Siddham and Tibetan and Arabic calligraphy.

Multi-directional inquiring into music covering historical, sociological, scientific and aesthetic aspects has been another passion with me. I have been enjoying occasional talks in public.

I feel that a beginner in school must start with the social studies of his village/town to graduate to his district, his state, his country and the world in succession. Towards this there is need for ‘Compiling a cultural atlas’ of Tamilnadu. I would like to present my ideas on this topic. Should we not surround ourselves with our own history and culture? How about ‘culture-scaping’, has been one among my dreams.

I have been collecting printed materials on all subjects of interests from my school days, which I have put in numerous albums, involving collation, sorting, arranging, cataloguing, pasting and indexing. I have no idea what their value is. The hobby immensely helped me in appreciating the unity in diversity of Indian culture and felt satisfied of doing something ‘historic’. In course of time this is nostalgically exhilarating. But for the other? It is a question mark!

Some of the topics of collections are: Personalities (A collection gives the life and philosophy of some great people); Gandhi; People & places (Indian Heritage, Southern Heritage, India Alive, Delhi); Companion volume of picture albums (Vintage India, Taj and Delhi, Places of historical interest, Our Heritage – Indian Sculpture, Miniature Paintings, Thanjavur Paintings, Kalamkari, Patik & Worli paintings, Madhubani etc; Calligraphy; Development of Scripts); Modern Indian art scene this includes both appreciation and criticism along with albums of paintings; Music and dance; Humour (a collection of about 5000 cartoons of OV Vijayan, RK Laxman, Sudhir Dhar, Abu etc); Olympics paper cuttings from 1960 Olympics; Society and development issues; India, that is, Bharat; Environment; Livelihood issues.

I will be bringing all my collections to the hall. Though I have no idea how useful it would be for others, I may just attempt as part of ‘archiving myself’!

The program includes lunch. So, please email me if you are attending. Email:

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Python May Meetup

start: May 28, 2016 03:00PM
End: May 28, 2016 05:30PM

Venue: The Institute Of Mathematical Sciences, IV Cross Road, CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113, India

Description: Date & Time

28rd May 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm


Ramanujan Auditorium,
C.I.T Campus, 4th Cross Street,
Tharamani, Chennai.

Location map:

Introduction to PySpark (20 min)
Introduction to Celery (20 min)
Networking Tea Break (30 min)
Code Optimisation in Python (20 min)
Lightning Talks (20 min)
Discussion (20 min)

Introduction to PySpark

Speaker: Tanigaiarassane

Spark concepts
Python functional programming constructs
map, reduce, filter etc
pySpark programming – with some examples.

Introduction to Celery

Speaker: Shanmuga

Cases when number of tasks are submitted to task queue which needs to be processed asynchronously Celery saves the day. Celery distributes and coordinates the tasks over multiple workers (may be running on different machine). It also scales well with addition/removal of workers on the fly to handle those occasional burst work load between long periods of calm.

With the flexibility to support multiple message brokers and custom extension for various modules it addresses a wide variety of retirements.
Code Optimization in Python

Speaker: Ashok

I am referring to the following 2 links. They have some good material.

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Python Coding Dojo

start: Apr 30, 2016 09:00AM
End: Apr 30, 2016 12:00PM

Venue: Zilogic Systems Pvt Ltd, No.15, IV Main Road, Kamaraj Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, India

Description: The event is something new, and I guess people are a bit skeptic about it. People are sending in mails, along the lines of “Can I attend this event, I am an experienced Python programmer?”, “I am a newbie, is the event for me?” First, let’s reiterate the event format.

The gathered members propose topics / programs to work on
One program is selected from the proposed topics, through voting
People are then divided into 4 groups of 5 people each (selected in random)
The group works on the code for about 1.5 hours
Each group is then given 15 min to present their code, and get review feedback

Now I will try to answer the question, “Is the event for me?”

If you are Python newbie, who has just started learning Python, the event will involve writing medium sized Python programs. You will learn by watching other experienced programmers code, contributing your bit to the coding, understanding why people use one construct over the other, etc.

If you are a seasoned Python programmer, you can learn a lot from a Coding Dojo, as well. You will learn by answering newbie questions. The questions will force you to think deeper, about why you do things in a certain way, the advantages / disadvantages of a particular approach, etc.

Both categories of people will mutually benefit from each other. It’s a win-win for everybody. So hurry up and sign-up for the event at !

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Chennaipy Python April Meetup

start: Apr 23, 2016 03:00PM
End: Apr 23, 2016 05:30PM


Description: Date & Time

23rd April 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm


New No 114 (Old No 248), Royapettah High Road,
Royapettah, Chennai

Location map:

Trash of the Titans (20 min)

Machine Learning with Python (20 min)

Networking Tea Break (30 min)

Web Scrapping with Scrapple (20 min)

Ansible mode in Emacs (20 min)

Lightning Talks (20 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Trash of the Titans

Speaker: Bhaskar

The talk will cover the following topics:

GC concepts
GC in Ruby
GC in Python
GC in Java
GC in Erlang.

My hope is that the polyglot audience will engage in a lively discussion, each arguing the merits of their pet languages.
Machine Learning with Python

Speaker: Manish

The plan is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts of machine learning, tools in python for machine learning and explanation of algorithms for Linear Regression and Classification along with a live demo.
Web Scrapping with Scrapple

Speaker: Alex Mathew

An introductory talk on web scraping, and how basic patterns in web scrapers have been generalized in Scrapple. It will be a live demo of some basic web scrapers/crawlers for some sites like xkcd and ESPN, and how these have been abstracted to create configurable web content extractors using Scrapple.
Ansible mode in Emacs

Speaker: Shakti Kannan

This talk will introduce Ansible minor mode, ansible-doc and company-ansible back-end in GNU Emacs. I shall also address Literate DevOps in this context.

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A Chola Experience for Different Senses – Chapter 3, April 9, 5.30-8pm

start: Apr 09, 2016 05:30PM
End: Apr 09, 2016 08:00PM

Venue: Ashvita Bistro, 11,Bawa road,Alwarpet, Chennai, India

Description: A Chola Experience for Different Senses – Chapter 3
”Something for your eyes, ears, mind, tongue”

Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy presents an evening on Thiruvottiyur, Thiruvarur temples & Spooky Chola tombs

Tasting samples of ‘Adhirasam’ prepared by Chef Kamalika will be served to guests and she will present a short food talk.

Date: Saturday, 9th April 2016
Timing: 5.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Ashvita Bistro, No. 11, Bawa Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18
Entry Free: Slots will be allotted at venue on First come first serve basis.
Limited Seating Only.

More details, visit:

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Drupal Training in #Chennai on Global #Drupal Training Day – 9th April 2016, 9-7

start: Apr 09, 2016 09:00AM
End: Apr 09, 2016 07:00PM

Venue: IIT Madras Research Park, IIT Madras Research park, No. 1, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai 600113, Chennai, India

Description: Chennai Drupal Community Team announces Drupal 8 Training workshop on Global Drupal Training Day.

We would like to invite you to attend the Training Session on Drupal 8 located at IIT Chennai on April 9th, 2016 at 9:00AM. It is our honor to arrange a Drupal 8 training session for you.

Register early so that you can book a seat before the opportunity is lost. The charge for this training is 350 INR (for operational cost). Tickets are available on a First Come First Serve basis.

Special Offer for companies with 5 or more participants- The charges are 200 INR per participant.

Sessions as below,

Session Details Starting Duration Type Trainer(s)

Introduction 9:00 AM 15 min Shyamala

Site Building 9:15 AM 30 min Presentation

Break 9:45 AM 15 min

Live migration of 10:00 AM 165 min Hands On Vannia & Drupal7 to Drupal8 Sivaji

Lunch 12:45 PM 45 min

Drupal Theming 1:30 AM 210 min Hands On Kamal

Break 5:00 PM 15 minutes

Introduction 5:15 PM 1 hour Presentation
to Big Pipe

Mobile applications 6:15 PM 1 hour Presentation
with Headless Drupal

Please BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for the sessions as we will be having hands on. We will provide the Internet Connection.

For registering, sent a mail to gourab.mojumder at or call at +91 9962 068 016 / +91 044 4392 3800. Once you register, we will share the bank details for the payments.

Looking forward to your active participation!

Please Note: You need to arrange for your own food. There is a cafeteria when you can have your lunch.
Parking charges are 25 INR for 2 wheelers and 50 INR for 4 wheelers

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Chennai Geeks Apr 2016 Meet, 4-8pm, #Tidelpark #Chennai

start: Apr 09, 2016 04:00AM
End: Apr 09, 2016 08:00AM

Venue: Orangescape Technologies, Tidel Park, Chennai, India

Description: Agenda:
1. Introduction to Machine Learning
2. Career Options
3. Machine Learning Major Types
4. Case Study: Kaggle Titantic (Python)
1. Basic Understanding of Data
2. Visual Exploration
3. Basic Classification
5. Future Reference

1. Basic programming knowledge
2. You must bring your own laptop for this event, with the following installed
NumPy Library
IPython Library
Pandas Library
SciKit-Learn Library
SciPy Library
StatsModels Library
Patsy Library
Matplotlib Library

Speaker: MasterMind:

Prabu, Machine Learning engineer, FreshIQ, Freshdesk

Sudalai, Senior Data Scientist, Tiger Analytics,

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