Friday, November 21, 2014

LaTeX Tutorial II. - Quick start

Hello again,
in this tutorial we'll quicky go through some commands used in LaTeX you'll need to start. Basically, template will provide you with document section commands. Other things you'll need are comments, equations and references to bibliografy.

Spaces - Several consecutive spaces are treated as one. If you want to start a new paragraph, hit Enter twice.

Special characters - # $ % ^ & _ { } ~ \ are reserved and if you want to use them in an output file, you need to escape them like this: \# \$ \% \^{} \& \_ \{ \} \~{}

Comments - starts with %
- The % character can also be used to split long input lines where no whitespace or line breaks are allowed, just add it right after the character where you want to split the word at the end of line.
- or use \begin{comment} and \end{comment}

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LaTeX Tutotial I. - How to run TeX on Windows

1. Use this link or just use Google to find "TeX live windows" and try to match something similar to this

PolyConf: the Most Impressive Conference

Few weeks ago I attended certainly the most (or one of the most) impressive conferences I have heard about - Polyconf in Poznan, Poland. I took some notes about the event, during travel across Poland, during lectures and during late night hours in bed after exhausting day, because I wanted to write about this on my blog, so let's start with a brief introduction, before you switch to the next article which is about iPad Mini I've got recently.


PolyConf is "a two-day, single track, multi-disciplinary conference on advanced technologies for programmers interested in polyglot approach to software development. " and their goal " is to foster exchange between programming languages."

Poznan (place where this event happened) is one of the oldest and also biggest cities in Poland. Before the trip, when I browsed the web searching for some informations about the city and its cultural nodes worth visiting, I would compare Poznan's architecture I've seen on photos to Venice. Both cities have their particular atmosphere and both remember their long history.