TUG 2014 - Program & participants

General schedule information:


Projector information for speakers: WXGA 1280x800, 4500 Lumen, 16:10 video projector, 1.7-2.8 Throw. The hotel has VGA and HDMI cables for our use. All presenters using a Mac should bring their own adapters whenever possible as Mac laptop output ports vary.

Monday, July 28

8:50amRobin Laakso Opening
9:00amRoss Moore “Fake spaces” with pdfTeX—best of both worlds
9:35amFrank Mittelbach Regression testing LaTeX packages with Lua (slides)
10:10amDoug McKenna Li(b/t)erate (TeX/C)—Top part: JSBox (slides)
11:00amDoug McKenna Li(b/t)erate (TeX/C)—Bottom part: literac (slides)
11:35amPaulo Ney de Souza A call for standards on the way to internationalization of TeX
12:10pmRobert Beezer MathBook XML (slides as pdf, slides as html, tex source)
1:45pmgroup photo in the lower level courtyard
2:00pmDavid Farmer Converting structured LaTeX to other formats (slides)
2:35pmWilliam Hammond Will static CSS someday suffice for online rendering of profiled LaTeX? (slides)
3:10pmKeiichiro Shikano The easy way to define customized XML-to-LaTeX converters
4:00pmJulian Gilbey Creating mathematical jigsaw puzzles using TeX and friends (slides)
4:35pmPavneet Arora SUTRA—A workflow for representing signals
5:15pmq&a / end
(post)Herbert Schulz Workshop: TeXShop tips & tricks, boardroom

Tuesday, July 29

9:00amKarl Berry Building TeX Live (slides)
9:35amAdam Maxwell TeX Live Utility: A slightly-shiny Mac interface for TeX Live Manager (slides)
10:10amRichard Koch MacTeX Design Philosophy vs TeXShop Design Philosophy (slides, preprint)
11:00amDavid Crossland Metapolator: Why Metafont is finally catching on (slides)
11:35amMichael Sharpe Recent additions to TeX's font repertoire (slides, preprint)
12:10pmÉtienne Tétreault-Pinard Plotly: Collaborative, interactive, and online plotting with TeX (slides)
2:00pmJoseph Hogg Texinfo visits a garden (slides)
2:35pmSK Venkatesan and CV Rajagopal TeX and copyediting (slides)
3:10pmBoris Veytsman An output routine for an illustrated book (slides)
4:00pmKaveh Bazargan Creating a LaTeX class file using a graphical interface
4:35pmWill Robertson & Frank Mittelbach LaTeX3 and expl3 in 2014: Recent developments (slides)
5:15pmq&a / end

Wednesday, July 30

9:00amDavid Allen Experiences with TikzDevice (slides, demo)
9:35amAndrew Mertz, William Slough, and Nancy Van Cleave Typesetting figures for computer science
10:10amMichael Doob Using animations within LaTeX documents (slides)
11:00amDaniel Raies LaTeX in the classroom (slides, pages)
11:35amJim Hefferon Moving an online book to paper (slides)
12:10pmKaveh Bazargan PDF files both to print and to read on screen
2:00pmLeyla Akhmadeeva and Boris Veytsman Typography and readability: An experiment with post-stroke patients (slides, slides, statistics)
2:35pmAlan Wetmore A quarter century of naive use and abuse of LaTeX (slides)
3:10pmWard Cunningham Another wiki? OMG why?
4:00pmTracy Kidder Trying to write about technical topics
4:35pmDavid Walden, moderator Panel: TeX and the Wider Wilder World;
Hefferon, McKenna, Mittelbach, Rowley, Sharpe
6:30pmbanquet Bluehour, see info and map above.


  1. Adam Maxwell, Port Angeles, WA
  2. Alan Wetmore, US Army Research Lab
  3. Alistair Smith, Sunrise Setting
  4. Andrew Caird, Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Andrew Mertz, Eastern Illinois University
  6. Barbara Beeton, AMS
  7. Boris Veytsman, George Mason University
  8. Cheryl Ponchin, Center for Communications Research, Princeton, NJ
  9. Chris Rowley, LaTeX3 Project
  10. CV Rajagopal, River Valley Technologies
  11. Daniel Raies, University of Oregon
  12. David Allen, University of Kentucky
  13. David Crossland, Metapolator
  14. David Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
  15. David Latchman, TeXnical Designs
  16. David Walden, East Sandwich, MA
  17. Dennis Claudio, Alameda County Superior Court
  18. Doug McKenna, Mathemaesthetics
  19. Étienne Tétreault-Pinard, Plotly
  20. Evguenia Kvistorf, ICAO
  21. Frank Mittelbach, LaTeX3 Project
  22. Heidi Sestrich, Carnegie Mellon University
  23. Herbert Schulz, Naperville, IL
  24. Jason Lake, Minneapolis, MN
  25. Jennifer Claudio, Synopsys Outreach Foundation
  26. Jim Hefferon, Saint Michael's College
  27. Joseph Hogg, Los Angeles, CA
  28. Joseph Shields, Portland State University
  29. Julian Gilbey, London, UK
  30. Justin Bailey, Portland, OR
  31. Karl Berry, TeX Users Group
  32. Kaveh Bazargan, River Valley Technologies
  33. Keiichiro Shikano, Tokyo, Japan
  34. Klaus Hoeppner, DANTE e.V.
  35. Kruti Pandya, Portland State University
  36. Leila Akhmadeyeva, Bashkir State Medical University
  37. Michael Doob, University of Manitoba
  38. Michael Sharpe, UC San Diego
  39. Nancy Van Cleave, Eastern Illinois University
  40. Nelson Beebe, University of Utah
  41. Paulo Ney de Souza, Books in Bytes
  42. Pavneet Arora, Bespoke Spaces
  43. Richard Koch, University of Oregon
  44. Richard Leigh, St Albans, UK
  45. Robert Beezer, University of Puget Sound
  46. Robin Laakso, TeX Users Group
  47. Ross Moore, Macquarie University
  48. SK Venkatesan, TNQ Books and Journals
  49. Steve Grathwohl, Duke University Press
  50. Steven Brenton, Long Beach, CA
  51. Will Robertson, University of Adelaide
  52. William Hammond, San Diego, CA
  53. William Slough, Eastern Illinois University
  54. Yusuke Kuroki, Yokohama, Japan
  55. Tracy Kidder (special guest), MA & ME
  56. Ward Cunningham (special guest), Portland, OR

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