COIN-OR Events on Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday)

by Matt Saltzman on October 12th, 2009

Many of you know about the COIN-OR project, which publishes and supports open-source software for operations research.  The project is managed by the COIN-OR Foundation, a non-profit corporation, and the Web infrastructure is hosted by INFORMS, at http://www.coin-or.org.

If you wonder what open-source is about, or you’re interested in the software packages, stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and share some chocolate coins and conversation.  Everyone interested in the project’s business is welcome to attend the membership meeting today (Monday) 12:30-1:30 in Convention Center 25A.

If you’re interested in celebrations, the awarding of the COIN-OR Cup will take place tonight at the Rock Bottom Brewery (401 G Street) 9:00-11:00.  The Cup is awarded to a significant application of or contribution to the COIN-OR toolkit.  The winner will be announced at the aforementioned business meeting.  The celebration is sponsored by IBM.

If you are interested in COIN-OR technology, there are sessions in MB51, MC13 and MD13, and an open forum in TB13.

If you want to know more about open source in general, Robin Lougee-Heimer will give a tutorial in WB59.

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