LaTeX Workshops

Announcement: There is no workshop on 4/13. We will finish the workshop series on 4/20.

What is LaTeX?

LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a free program for making scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in many STEM fields. Its purpose is to make it easy to write elegant technical documents.

To do this, LaTeX simplifies the process of creating such components as mathematical formulae, tables, and bibliographies. Almost all formatting and document structure is automatic, allowing the user to focus on content creation. At the same time, LaTeX allows fine-grained control over each aspect of a document.

What are the LaTeX Workshops?

The Brown Science Center will be holding a series of seven workshops on LaTeX from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Sundays. The workshops will range from introductory to advanced, and will include sessions on making problem sets, lab reports, CVs, resumes and more in LaTeX. Each workshop will consist of a presentation, followed by time for students to practice what they learned and work individually with instructors. The workshops will be low-key, and include a handout of information based on the lecture, and involve a lot of hands-on time for students to apply what they’ve learned.

The Brown Science Center is also co-sponsoring a workshop with the CareerLAB on how to write a resumé in LaTeX. This series involves two workshops on March 11 and March 18, both at 4pm. The workshop on March 11, focusing on what to put on your resumé and how to format it using LaTeX, will be held at the Science Center, and the workshop on March 18, which will consist of resumé critiques with CareerLAB advisors and LaTeX assistance from experts, will be held at the CareerLAB. You can learn more about the series here!

When will the workshops be held?

General Introduction Resumés Lab Reports and Homeworks
Feb 23, 2014
March 2, 2014
March 9, 2014
March 11, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 6, 2014
April 20, 2014

Do I have to attend all the workshops?

Nope! You may attend any or all of the sections.

How do I register?

Registration is now closed for the regular LaTeX workshop. However, you can register for the Resumés workshop with the CareerLAB here!

Do I have to register?

Because we have had such an overwhelming response, registration is required.  Registration is required so that we can guarantee you a seat in the workshop, help you with the installation process and email you the templates we plan to use. 

Links to LaTeX-Related Things:

CTAN.org
DeTeXify
LaTeX Wikibook
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
CS17 LaTeX Guide
Helpful LaTeX Symbols
LaTeX Reference Cards