Innovative Show Features Interviews with Industry Luminaries and Provides Practical Technical Information
WATERLOO, Ontario—May 4, 2006— Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced today the availability of a podcast series entitled MapleCasts. Featuring insight and commentary from renowned industry experts, this series includes technical tips for Maplesoft products as well as interviews with notable personalities, such as Dr. Richard Gran, member of the Digital Flight Control System design team for the Apollo Lunar Module.
MapleCasts, averaging twenty minutes in length, are produced and hosted every two weeks by Maplesoft veteran Dr. Tom Lee. The program follows a variety show format and is the first to introduce a strong human interest component into a math computation-based podcast. MapleCasts are part of an ongoing commitment by Maplesoft to foster a sense of community and ensure regular communication with its user community.
“I have experienced the evolutions and revolutions in mathematical computing and see podcasting as an important new medium for sharing advances and interests with a larger community,” said Dr. Lee. “Therefore, my goal in creating these MapleCasts is to bring together the technical advice Maplesoft product users are seeking with the personalities involved to tell the rich and important stories in this community.”
The first episode, “In the Beginning,” features an interview with Dr. Keith Geddes, a pioneer in mathematical computation and the inventor of the Maple system, as well as company and industry news coverage plus a product segment with Maple expert Eithne Murray on the new Maple 10 interface.
Episode 1 is available for download at: http://www.maplesoft.com/community/podcast/.
Maplesoft is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Its suite of products includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; MapleNet, a Web-based platform for sharing Maple content for collaboration and e-learning; and Maple T.A., a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. Its standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry or in a classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organizations benefit from advanced Maple technology. The Maplesoft commercial customer base includes Boeing, Bosch, Canon and NASA. Additionally, virtually every major university and research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Waterloo, has adopted Maplesoft products to enhance their education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.
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