To Berlin and back…
Last week I wrote about how excited I was to be attending Wintersim 2012, so I thought I better fill you in on what happened when I got there!
Where to start?! Wintersim was great, I loved every minute of it and Berlin is a really nice city.
As soon as I landed I got thrown straight into conference proceedings. There was so much going on, 17 rooms in total, all with talks happening simultaneously, and that’s not even including the poster presentations or the exhibit hall, which were also full of things to see.
The conference was great. This was my first year, and having never been before I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was really interesting. Simulation is being used to carry out so many different types of projects with great results.
I spent lots of time at our booth talking to partners and users, finding out what they were doing with our software. It was great to meet face to face with everyone, and we’ve definitely gained some new ideas as a result.
CTO Frances Sneddon presented her talk on Tuesday about new ideas and approaches to building great simulations and it was really well received by those that attended.
We also managed to fit in just a little bit of sightseeing! We visited a traditional German market, which was amazing; it had lots of handmade crafts and was beautifully lit up and decorated. Then we quickly visited the Brandenburg gate and took a walk to the Reichstag, both of which were really interesting to see.
Next year Wintersim is in Washington DC, and I’m sure it will be even bigger and better than this year’s conference. Will we see you there?!