UK-TUG Discussion Meeting and AGM

The annual UK-TUG meeting, including talks on a range of topics and the AGM, took place today at the wider FLOSS meeting in Birmingham. As this was an ‘uncoference’, the day was organised very much as it happened, although the AGM was of course a fixed item! Opening The day started with a talk to everyone at the uncoference from Simon Phipps, a member of the Open Source Initiative board.…

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New Chair for UK-TUG

David Saunders, Returning Officer for the election of a new Chair, writes We have received one valid nomination for Chair of UK-TUG, and so there will be no need for a ballot. I’m pleased to say that Dr Alun Moon has been elected as Chair, and will take office at the end of the AGM on Saturday. We are very pleased to welcome Dr Moon to the role. He takes…

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AGM Meeting: Sign up for FLOSS!

This year the AGM meeting will be a bit different. It will be part of the FLOSS Unconference, which takes place in Birmingham on Saturday 16th October. You don’t need to book, just to turn up is enough. The Uncoference starts at 9.30. At the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they are, what their interests are, and what they’d like to do. Based…

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UK-TUG AGM on 16th October

The 2010 UK-TUG AGM will be held on Saturday 16th October, at 2pm. The meeting will be held as part of the FLOSS Unconference at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, within easy walking distance of New Street and Snow Hill stations. We hope that as members as possible will be able to attend the AGM, and also perhaps attend other sessions at the Unconference, or…

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Elections, AGM, Birmingham meeting

There will be elections for Chair and Committee later this year. After four years as Chair Jonathan Fine intends to stand down, as does our Treasurer, David Saunders. The committee has not yet made arrangements for these elections, but closing dates for nominations will be no earlier than mid-September. So if you’d like to contribute to TeX in the UK as Chair or Committee member, please consider standing. We’re thinking…

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Training day a success

The training course ‘Using LaTeX to write a thesis’ took place today, led by Nicola Talbot and Joseph Wright at UEA London. Just over twenty people made it to the day, and there was a good mix of people. Planning for the next presentation will begin soon, as there were many more people wanting to attend than places available. The notes for the course are available in PDF format here.…

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LaTeX Training Course booked out

The recently advertised training course on LaTeX has proved to be very popular indeed, to the point where all of the spaces are already taken! We are starting a list of interested people in case anyone drops out, and will be looking at holding another course later in the year if there is the interest. So do consider sending a registration e-mail: the more people we know are interested the…

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LaTeX Training Course: Using LaTeX to write a thesis

Many people need to use LaTeX to write reports, papers and so on, but find getting started with LaTeX challenging. The UK TeX Users’ Group (UK-TUG) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) are please to announce a training course to help new users get started with LaTeX. The course will be focussed on the needs of new users, using the example of writing a thesis as a typical requirement…

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Committee positions

Jonathan Fine, the current Chairman of UK-TUG, has reminded members that thought will need to be given soon to replacing some members of the Committee: I’ve served as Chair of UK-TUG for 4 years and David Saunders a little longer as Treasurer. At AGM this autumn these posts become vacant, and David and I won’t be standing for re-election (although we will be standing to stay on the Committee). The…

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