[Python-au] SyPy Aug 5th: Scripting real time 3D simulations - Mycosm Studio - Jeff Cotter + lightning talks + social sypy

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Thu Jul 29 01:50:05 UTC 2010

RSVP via http://anyvite.com/x5jz2ygcez

6:15: Arrive and enjoy munchies provided by Google Australia

6:30: Five minute lightning talks (open to all)

6:45 Main Talk - "Scripting real time 3D simulations - Mycosm Studio" - 
Jeff Cotter

8:00 Social networking and beers and dinner at the Harlequin Inn.

"Scripting real time 3D simulations - Mycosm Studio":

"This talk will give an overview of mycosm and it's embedded  
pythondevelopment environment that allows you to create real-time  
highfidelity 3D visualizations and simulation. Mycosm uses Python to  
notonly script behaviour, control, and interaction with external  
programsbut also as a means of fundamentally constructing the 3D  

We will go through some practical examples of programming mycosm  
anddiscuss it's potential uses. We will also discuss the advantages  
ofthe choice of python for this product."

Jeff Cotter:

"Jeff has an impressive record of innovation and software project  
management. As the head software engineer for Electro Optic Systems  
Pty Limited (EOS) he was instrumental in the design and development  
for the EOS Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) facilities in Japan and  
Australia. He was also the head software engineer behind the  
development of the software systems for:

	• A remotely controlled telescope observatory facilities for NASA  
(KECK observatory in Hawaii)
	• An astronomical observatory at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics  
	• The Western Kentucky University telescope facility in the USA.
One of Jeff's more significant projects was design and development of  
the software for operating the World's first optical space  
surveillance facility at Mt Stromlo for the tracking of space debris  
in Earth orbit. The software that Jeff and his team developed was  
integral to the operation of this facility which has successfully  
tracked debris as small as 10cm at over 2000km/h in space. This  
project was commissioned by the US Air Force and the Australian  
Department of Defence with the objective of implementing over 50 such  
facilities globally to track every piece of debris in the Earth's orbit.

Jeff's innovative skills and excellent design skills formed the basis  
for invention and development of the Simurbansoftware suite, now  
widely acknowledged as one of the most advanced 3D Direct X based  
visualisation engines in the world.

Since mid 2007, Jeff has led the R&D for "Mycosm" - the company's hi- 
fidelity multiplayer 3D simulation technology platform."

Further Details:

We will also have slots for 5 minute lightning talks. If you think its  
interesting and you're a pythonista then chances are we will to. Put  
together a few slides and bring it along.

*RSVP: Please RSVP on Anyvite to get your name on the door*

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Getting There: It's a 10min walk from Town Hall station over the  
pyrmont bridge (directions http://tinyurl.com/nedz98) or catch the  
light rail to the casino station.

Go to level 5 or if the doors are locked wait outside and look for  
smiley happy google people to let you in.

Free free to join us at the pub after/instead. Upstairs at the  
Harlequin Inn 152-156 Harris St, Pyrmont (http://bit.ly/81rLtH). The  
Harly has cheapish thai/burgers available for dinner.

If have any problems call Dylan Jay on 0421477460

Dylan Jay
Plone Solutions Manager. www.pretaweb.com
P +612 80819071   M +61421477460
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