Build decision models with confidence: Working with testing in optimization
When: Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Cottonwood 4
Accessibility: Free and open to all conference registrants
Presenter: Tiffany Bogich
Staff: Ryan O'Neil, Carolyn Mooney, Joe Melliere, Chris Keyser, Ashley Simone, Haley Eshagh
Nobel Prize winner Dr. John Mather once said, “If you do not test it, it will not fly.” These words ring true in the world of testing optimization apps. How does one model perform compared to another? How do solutions change as you add or remove constraints? Based on a number of scenarios, how do I grow or adapt my operations? Does a model or optimization solver perform the way I’d expect before deploying it to production? How does a model or solver perform when faced with real-world data? And this is the short list of questions. However, setting up, implementing, and maintaining a testing framework is often a bespoke buildout or relegated to an aspirational project to get to one day.
This workshop will walk you through different types of testing and get you hands-on with an optimization testing toolkit that aims to make testing table stakes for any optimization workflow.
Recommended pre-workshop steps:
1. Create a free Nextmv account at https://cloud.nextmv.io/signup
2. Download and install Nextmv’s developer tools at https://cloud.nextmv.io/template/routing