The last time I was this glued to the TV was the 2o08 Presidential Election… but Friday night I was eager for some news. Would I be able to attend the INFORMS 2011 Analytics Conference – or would I be furloughed and staying at home? As the news broke of an averted government shutdown (for now) – I jumped for joy – Chicago here I come! Rather, here I am!
I have a full set of technology workshops I’m looking forward to on Sunday. This year I have picked workshops that are “outside” my usual line of work. I hope that the new things I learn are quickly applicable to my work “back at the ranch”.