Welcome to an ORSSA (Operations Research Society of South Africa) initiative within the Western Cape (Stellenbosch) Chapter. Following on the success of the Lean Analytics - ORSSA JHB and PTA Meetup group, we decided to start a Western Cape Meetup to engage with Stellenbosch and Cape Town-based enthusiasts.
This group welcomes anybody with an interest, or expertise, in Operations Research, Statistics, Data Mining, Computer Science, or related disciplines. These events are a forum for people to network and share expertise or passion (or even struggles) related to any of these fields, be it quality improvement, cost reduction, analytical insights, process optimisation, etc. The field of Operations Research, together with the related disciplines of Statistics, Data Mining, Computer Science, and Mathematics, attempt to address these challenges in an increasingly complex and changing environment.
These events are a forum for people involved in Operations Research and Data Analytics to make contact with others who share a common curiosity and passion for the fields in which they work. The format is based on a lightweight meeting structure called Lean-Coffee which require no formal preparation by participants. We simply discuss the issues raised by those attending. So just bring yourself and some topics in your mind (no pressure), whether you are professional, a student, or simply curious about the science of making things better. You will also hear about upcoming national and chapter ORSSA events, as well as feedback on topics being raised by similar meet-ups held in other chapters.