is at it
. You've seen Mike on Channel 9 before and you've probably used his
SWF to XAML converter
that he wrote a while back. His
latest side project
promises to be quite useful for conference owners who have the complex task of planning sessions for big technical events like PDC or TechED. In fact, Mike is the PDC08 content owner and this task falls squarely on his shoulders. Instead
of littering his office with Post-It notes that represent sessions, speakers, session times and locations, he decided to write an algorithm to solve his problem, specifically a genetic algorithm.
This is the first epsiode of a new series on Channel 9, Data Structures and Algorithms, that will focus on, well, data structures and algorithms
Each episode will feature an engineer at a whiteboard discussing solutions to algorithms that they invented or
improved upon. There are many clever people who write code for Microsoft and Channel 9 will continue to highlight them and their work. This new series is an attempt to really focus the conversation to one problem and it's algorithmic solution (which will often
involve the advent of new data structures).
Enjoy. Mike is as much an engineer as he is a technical evangelist. His genetic session scheduler is an innovative approach to solving a problem rife with tediousness. Well done, Mike!LOW RES FILEMP4