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TDevs – Algorithms and Scaling @ [TBA Venue]

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chris Bloom is doing a talk!

Notes so far:

I’m a Sr Software Engineer at GitHub working on software supply chain security. I live in Sarasota with my family of 6 and our backyard chickens.

I’d like to give a talk on simulated annealing, an algorithm for finding approximate solutions to optimization problems. I gave a version of this talk at RubyConf 2022 in Houston, and I have some ideas for improving it that I’d love to try out with local devs. It’s a 30 minute talk that could be extended if necessary. In the first half of the talk I introduce optimization problems, demonstrate their scaling issues, and discuss why we may need to settle for an approximate solution to one and what that means. Then in the second half I introduce simulated annealing, discuss its roots, and show how we can use it to solve complex optimization problems. The code examples I use are in Ruby, but this topic is generally applicable to all programming languages and a wide variety of problems.

Street Parking: generally available alongside E Whiting St, reserved via the ParkMobile app
Garage Parking: County Center Garage (710 E Jackson St, Tampa, FL 33602)
Lot Parking: directly across the street at the Seven One Seven lot (126 S Jefferson St, Tampa, FL 33602)

Check out this parking map here for pricing of parking in the area, recommend using street parking for ~3 hours

We’re always open to speakers and volunteer help as well! Hit us on our website [www.tampadevs.com](http://www.tampadevs.com/) or email us at tampadevs@[gmail.com](http://gmail.com/)


June 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2101 E Palm Ave
2101 E Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33605 us

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