Sunday, January 6, 2008

AMS Meeting Part 1

I am completely exhausted right now, having put in a huge amount of time with little sleep during the last few days writing 3d graphics code for Sage (with Robert Bradshaw), making the Sage-2.9.2 release (with Michael Abshoff), printing fliers, tutorials, and preparing DVDs (with my brother) for the massive joint AMS meeting where there will be a Sage exhibit booth.

Our booth with have a huge banner that says "Creating a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab."
An Austrian named Harald Schilly did most of the work creating this poster.

I have no clue what to expect during the next few days. I've never run an exhibit booth before; I'm a mathematician not a "vendor", and my product is free. This should be very interesting. I've been to numerous AMS meetings before, and every booth I remember is commercial... TI, book publishers, math games, Maple, Mathematica, etc.

4 comments:

  1. Hello,

    If I was attending AMS (and I'm not), I would want some sort of a "quick start" for Sage and probably some references to current users of Sage. The user stories would give me an idea of what Sage is used for, how it differs to the user from Ma*, benefits and costs of migrating to Sage, etc...

    Good luck! Trade shows are always capable of surprises,

    John Guin

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  2. Well, I wouldn't describe the AMS, MAA, and other organization exhibits as "commercial".

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