February 2009 TUG news: conferences, Summer of Code, GuIT, election

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Karl Berry

Feb 11, 2009, 2:13:39 PM2/11/09
Dear TeX users,

First, the upcoming 2009 TeX conferences:

- BachoTeX 2009 will be held in Bachotek, Poland, from
April 29-May 3, 2009. Deadline for abstracts: March 8.

- TUG 2009 will be held at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame,
Indiana, USA, from July 28-31, 2009.
Deadline for abstracts: April 13.
Early bird registration deadline: April 27.

- EuroTeX 2009 will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from
August 31-September 4, 2009.
Early bird registration deadline: February 15.
Deadline for abstracts: April 30.

In other news:

- TUG will apply to participate in the Google Summer of Code again
this year; Arthur Reutenauer (GUT president) and I will administer
We will not know whether we are accepted for some time, but Google
recommends getting started early. So project ideas are welcome,
especially from prospective mentors and prospective students.

- We are pleased to announce that the TeX development fund matching
program was again successful. We matched the available $10,000 from
our anonymous benefactor in less than five months, due to very
generous donations from over 50 individuals and organizations. I'd
like to highlight the work done by Idris Hamid, of Colorado State
University, who has successfully advocated for funds for TeX
development from several different institutions, and was
in making the match happen so quickly.

- We are also pleased to announce that TUG and the Italian TeX user
group, GuIT, have agreed to offer joint memberships. Details are on
the GuIT page, http://www.guit.sssup.it/guit/adesione.php. GuIT
DANTE, DK-TUG, NTG, and UK-TUG in offering joint memberships with
We are happy to be in such good company.

- Finally, election results have been sent separately, and are also
posted at http://tug.org/election. No ballot will be needed this
year. The main news: welcome to Jonathan Fine! He will be a new
board member as of TUG 2009. As it happens, an interview with
Jonathan was recently posted in the Interview Corner:

As always, we appreciate your support,
Karl Berry (President) on behalf of the TUG Board

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