Tuesday, 29 April 2014

What's new this month?

Thought it was about time for another post.  April has been a bit quite due to being on a course and then spending a lovely fortnight in bonnie Scotland.

The course I went on was 'Introduction to O.R.' that was run by The O.R. Society.  Having come into this role from a non O.R. background this course was really useful for getting a good understanding of O.R., examples of how it can be applied and getting practical experience of using various techniques.  I would thoroughly recommend it!

Tomorrow I'm heading down to London for the Analytics event: Developments in advanced analytics and big data.  Promises to be a great day.  I will be at The OR Society desk with info about Pro Bono O.R. so if you are attending please do come and say hello.

The Pro Bono projects are going along well and we have now started projects with Morecambe Bay CU and are in the process of selecting volunteers for Depaul UK, Medway Youth Trust and Workers Educational Association.

If you know of any third sector organisations that could benefit from Pro Bono O.R. then please direct them to the webpage http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/Probono/Probono.aspx

Additionally if you or someone you know would like to become an Pro Bono O.R. volunteer please do get in touch felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com