Started this initiative with ORSI (Operations Research Society of India) - Bangalore chapter.
As the applications of Operations Research are endless, all of us keep finding new challenges at work where we apply seasoned concepts like linear programming, column generation, heuristics, well the list is long. There is also a deluge of solvers in the market, like GUROBI, CPLEX, XPRESS, MATLAB, AIIMS…, the list is long again. Thus, there is a lot of learning, often by trial-and-error, that we all go through in this process. This is an informal forum (with content like INFORMS) in Bangalore where we can share such lessons with folks of OR background, and meet to discuss the theoretical and practical advances in the field of OR.