Workshops if you like to work on it, otherwise entertaining talks or presentations. Given that we there's a beamer or screen. :-)
TeX at work
A network engineer talks about using LaTeX in his field of work.
Everything that's text based can be
- generated (using macros or templates)
- processed (adding markup, hyperlinks, indexing).
TeX as mature macro expansion language is a natural choice for generating text based configurations. The speaker shows applying TeX in his specific work as a network engineer:
- Programming Cisco switch configurations using TeX
- IP / subnetting calculations with LuaTeX
- Syntax highlighting for Cisco configs
- Indexing huge config files
- Drawing network topology diagrams with TeX/TikZ instead of the common MS Visio
- Team documentation: easy Markdown syntax for rapid writing, based o hidden underlying templates for compiling to corporate design appearance
Graphics with LaTeX
- Creating smart diagrams
- Easy flowcharts
- Mindmaps, timelines, posters, pie charts, ...
- Decorating, overprinting and annotating photos
- Plotting functions in 2d and 3d
- Electric circuits
- Visial models for maths, physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences
- Landscapes and fractals in 2d and 3d
- Fun drawings (not that above wasn't fun)
While we may race through modern TeX graphics, we can go into details on request.
TeX online: sites and communities
A StackOverflow/ TeX StackExchange moderator and latex.org maintainer talks about
- Forums and Q&A sites
- Community galleries
- Community blogs
- Tool sites
Optional :-) only if preparation time permits and people would be interested.
A matheplanet.com member for more than 10 years with a strong focus on mathematics with LaTeX (can be seen on his [profile]) may make a presentation or at least give answers to any question related to maths with LaTeX.
Specifically, today there are great ways to produce math graphics, such as for
- Commutative diagrams
- Classic geometry
- 2d plots
- 3d surfaces
- Polar or logarithmic plots
- Topologic and algebraic topology drawings
- Sets in the complex plane