As probably THE only college student at the conference who’s NOT attending the IPC, an error which we’ll toss up to a communication snafu between myself and my university, I decided to come to the conference anyway, on my own dime. Today I’m will be attending some of the software sessions to learn about the software the professionals use.
I just left the presentation by Maximal Software on Optimization Modelling with MPL and Python. Cool thing about it was seeing how the software is used. I was orginally hesitant to register for the software sessions because I thought they would be geared more towards practitioners and the sessions might be a bit over my head. But, NO SO! It was nice seeing the software and how it’s used. And, being developer, the model setup seemed very easy to understand.
I also plan on sticking my head into the IPC session later today. Anyone else who’s here are also a Analytics and IT hybrid, look me up. Also, here’s hoping I meet up with the other folks here from the University of Dayton!