[texhax] April 2014 TUG news: conferences, TUGboat, institutional benefits

TeX Users Group tug-news at tug.org
Thu Apr 24 23:26:29 CEST 2014

Dear TeX users,

At long last, spring has come to the northeast US, after a
long and harsh winter. With it, thoughts turn to growth and
renewal.  I wrote in my latest column in TUGboat
(http://tug.org/TUGboat/Pres) about one
avenue for possible growth, and I'd like to see a wider 
conversation about how to ensure the survival and vitality
of the TeX community. Feel free to send me your ideas and
thoughts, especially about initiatives TUG itself could

This summer, plan to come to Portland, Oregon, for TUG 2014. 
The conference is July 28-30.  We expect to have two special guests,
noted author Tracy Kidder and pioneer wiki developer Ward Cunningham.
More details and a call for papers are on the web at

Rooms are reserved for TUG conference participants at the
Mark Spencer Hotel in downtown Portland.
YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION ASAP. You can cancel any time up to
24 hours before arrival, so it is better to reserve now and
cancel later if need be.

We still need presentation proposals! The deadline is May 16, so if you
have something you want to present, please let us know.

In other news ...

* TUGboat 35:1 is now hitting mailboxes. As always, there is a wide
  range of articles, covering LuaTeX, LaTeX3, Metapost, macros, and
  other topics.

* TUGboat 34:1 is now publicly available. http://tug.org/TUGboat/

* Institutional members now enjoy site-wide electronic access to
  the TUG members area!  If your institution might be interested in this
  new substantial benefit, don't hesitate to contact us.

* Boris Veytsman has another thorough book review, this time of 
  Dynamic Documents with R and knitr. 

* Upcoming meetings
  TUG 2014: Portland, Oregon, July 28-30, 2014.
  8th ConTeXt Meeting: Bassenge, Belgium, Sept. 8-13, 2014.

Happy TeXing!

Steve Peter
TUG President
(on behalf of the TUG Board)

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