CP035: on Solver, its story and future – Interview with Dan Fylstra
In the 35th session of Chandoo.org podcast, Let’s hear from Dan Fylstra, the creator of Excel Solver. I had the fortune of meeting Dan when I was in Santa Clara last month. I immediately asked him to be part of Chandoo.org podcast and he was kind enough to agree. So today let’s take a trip down the memory line, hear him talk about some of the fascinating all the early development stories of Solver, VisiCalc & Excel.
What is in this session?
In this podcast,
- Early days of Solver
- Working with VisiCalc, migration to Excel
- What keeps Dan busy these days
- Advice for anyone planning to learn Solver & business modelling
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Transcript of this session:
What is your solver story?
I have learned about optimization algorithms in 2000. It has been a love-hate relationship for first several years, but then as I started my own business, I now understand how relevant modelling & optimization skills are.
What about you? What is your favourite solver story? Please share it in the comments section.
Note: Dan’s image is copyright of computerhistory.org
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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