The MARSFest 2017 at the University of Florida in Gainesville is under way! We started out with 9 attendees and went trough an introduction on how MARS 2.0 works. A very good Q n’ A / discussion emerged as to what the unique capabilities like running models at scale in the cloud, importing large-scale data sets and modeling with the MARS LIFE Layer approach means for the modeler and the model alike. Finally all attendees concluded with working through the Getting Started Guide and getting their systems ready for production. Next up: First attempts in modeling with MARS based on the classical Predator-Prey model of Sheep, Wolves and Grass.
Finally some impressions from the Workshop: