Lindenmayer systems; modeling the natural world

Daan van Berkel

Short workshop - in English

Nature has beautiful forms: from the crescent waves on the ocean to the beautiful wings of certain butterflies; from the stripes and spots of animals to the branching and weaving of plants and trees.

All these patterns seem intricate and complex. Often they can be modeled in a simple and effective way. Sometimes this model lets you learn something about nature.

In this workshop, we will explore Lindenmayer systems, or L-systems. These systems allow you to model various natural forms such as plants, trees and certain algae. Furthermore, it offers a playground for certain type of fractals. You will learn how to model different shapes in an elegant and simple system.

So come and learn how to model your favourite forms of nature.

Primarily for: Developers, Tester/test leads, Project managers, Architects, UX specialists, Security professionals, Product developers, Managers, Scrum masters, Agile coaches, Designers

Participant requirements: The participants should be willing to explore new systems. A laptop with access to a browser would be great. Otherwise participants could pair up and work through the material together.