John Woolverton

Infrastructure programmer building high performance distributed systems, mobile applications, or embedded systems depending on the era. Historically a C/C++ programmer, but have also spent parts of my career programming in pascal, perl, javascript and other more obscure languages. Every seven years, I pick up a new tool for my toolbox and this time it was Julia.


Sessions

3min
Strengths and Challenges of Julia for learning Linear Algebra
John Woolverton

Julia notebooks seem like the perfect foundation for learning and teaching linear algebra, but
the feature sets of the competition (python, Matlab) are deep, and as the concepts get more
involved, the functionality involved challenges the capabilities of Julia and its ecosystem of
modules and visualizations. The strengths however shine through, making this a platform
worth fighting for.