Rachael Madsen
Software Architect, Optimal Design Software LLC

Rachael has been using her mathematics degree in software development for more than 35 years. Her experience ranges from compiler design to terminal and computer emulation software, from database design and administration to medical diagnostic software, from nationwide order management and inventory control to workflow management for a web-based business. In the process, Rachael has helped many people understand the advantages of using mathematics in their software designs.

Sessions

Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Rachael Madsen (Optimal Design Software LLC), Beverly Block (Optimal Design Software LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
In today’s market, even a small startup has to pay attention to licensing, intellectual property, and liability. We will share what we’ve learned in the process of building a 2-person company to develop custom software for a gaming convention. Topics covered will include legal issues and considerations in designing a small program with the potential to grow into a larger product. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Rachael Madsen (Optimal Design Software LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 9 ratings)
The Traveling Salesman Problem is a classic example of an NP-Complete task that is much more difficult than it seems on the surface. There are a number of algorithms available for solving it. In this session, we will look at different options for implementing complex mathematics within Python. We will evaluate the different options in relation to the specific algorithms used. Read more.

Sponsors

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