2017-05-08 TUG-BachoTeX 2017

Last weekend I attended the Polish TeX meetup in Bachotek again. This time, I was there for the whole time. As usual, Bachotek did not dissapoint – the talks were very interesting, people were nice… (The weather was a bit rainy, but who cares.) I met (apart from the old friends) some interesting people, most notably Barbara Beeton and Frank Mittelbach. I attended quite a few very interesting talks. I especially liked Barbara Beeton’s talk about debugging LaTeX problems (in Emacs!), Adam Twardoch’s talk about free fonts, and Andrzej Tomaszewski’s talk about Ovid’s Halieutica. (It was a fascinating project of a book series, of which only the first one actually appeared some 20 years ago. Andrzej designed the book and the talk was devoted to his creative process. Right after the conference I actually bought the book, even though I do not care too much about Latin poetry, just for the aesthetic value. Also, the book is extremely difficult to come by nowadays; it seems that I bought the only copy on Allegro, the biggest Polish auction/online trade site!)

And by the way, I also gave a talk about my (TeX and Emacs) work for Wiadomości Matematyczne, the newsletter of the Polish Mathematical Society.

I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend BachoTeX any time soon again, but maybe in a few years… Thank you, friends, for the con!

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