Thursday, June 11, 2015

CMS 2015 Summer Meeting, Day 0

Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at the summer meeting for the Canadian Math Society at UPEI in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island!  I got to meet lots of new people and learned about some cool new games as well as work on current things.

Aside from the conference itself, I also had a really nice time traveling to and from PEI.  I drove back and forth from New Hampshire, and that worked great for me.  Also, now that I've eaten poutine, I'm like a new person!

On Friday, the first day of the conference, Richard Nowakowski gave a public lecture, Games: Playing Positions Purposefully.  This was a really nice intro to CGT for mathematicians who didn't have any games background.  He covered all of the basics: strategies, outcome classes, sums, equivalence, numbers, infinitesimals, nimbers, switches, temperature.  I think he got to more of Lessons in Play than I got to teach in some of my courses! 

I was reunited with people I hadn't seen since Integers 2011 and people I met at CGTC1 in January.  I went to bed excited for Saturday's games talks.

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