COIN-OR at INFORMS Seattle
If you aren’t familiar with the COIN-OR project, it is an initiative to disseminate open-source software tools for the computational operations research community. The project started at IBM Research in 2000 and has been administered by an independent educational nonprofit foundation since 2004. We currently distribute about 70 individual projects, including general- and special-purpose solvers, modeling tools, libraries supporting development of those sorts of tools and other resources. Many of the tools interoperate and a collection of these is distributed as the Optimization Suite.
If this sort of thing interests you, as a user or as a developer, you might want to join us for a couple of events in Seattle on Monday.
- We won’t be exhibiting this year (so sadly, no chocolate coins…), but we will have our annual members and users meeting on Monday, October 21 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Convention Center 613, Level 6. Grab a sandwich (or a crepe from the kiosk outside the first-floor CC entrance) and bring it along.
- On Monday evening, we will meet to celebrate the 15th birthday of the COIN-OR Foundation (last March) and honor the winners of the 15th COIN-OR Cup, “the most coveted prize in computational OR.” We’ll gather at
Linda’s Tavern, 707 East Pine Street, Seattle, just a short walk from the conference neighborhood, starting around 8:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks on us, at least for a while.
Hope to see you there!
(Apropos of nothing related to INFORMS or COIN-OR, apparently, Linda’s tavern was the last place Kurt Cobain was seen alive.)