Thanks to you Larry and to everyone that supported launching this website in 2019. Regarding how we could improve site traffic, I've been thinking some ideas in the last days. A social media campaign to attract users and get more traction (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn + using adequate hashtags) could be useful, as I've seen many LinkedIn users sharing OR stuff who might benefit from taking part of this site (and this site from having them as active users). There's some recent trend where sites like Data Science Central who have been organizing several webinars related to Optimization applications (jointly with Gurobi), so this could be a good moment to expand the outreach in the broader Analytics community.
- For example, we could share the most interesting and upvoted questions/answers, or the ones we like most.
- Share a link to OR.SE and our thoughts/experience from participating in this site. This community might be the only place where one can find researchers, experienced modelers and consultants and users/developers of different OR software - all three together and the convex combinations of them -, and interact in the exchange of ideas and knowledge. There's definitely an added value to be here and lots of potential. As a personal example, in the last months (since joining OR.SE), I've taken at least 2 useful tips with direct application to projects I'm working in.
Also, I recently found out about r/sysor, where we can see more stuff related to OR, for example, scheduling and routing. Maybe some initiative could provide sinergies for both communities (OR.SE and r/sysor).