In September of this year, the UW Overleaf portal was launched.
Overleaf is a cloud-based document authoring and collaboration service powered by open-source LaTeX software. Since LaTeX has long been a mainstay in the preparation and publication of technical research documents, its core user base are faculty and graduate students, but our license also includes staff.
In this seminar Steve will provide a brief back-grounder on LaTeX, have a look at the Overleaf environment, and provide an update on how the service is going so far.
Lessons Learned as Acting CIO
Over the course of 35 years and counting, Dave has held a number of different IT positions at Waterloo - from programmer in what was Data Processing, through to Director in IST. One of the most memorable though came this past summer, where for a couple of months, he had the opportunity to serve as CIO for the campus. This talk will recount that experience - the expected and unexpected, a few lessons learned and also some things we can all think about.
Educause Conference Update: The Educause Annual Conference is where professionals and technology providers gather from around the world to network, share ideas, grow professionally and discover solutions to today’s challenges.” (Educause Event Details). The 2018 conference was held from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2018. Discover how to think like a futurist, learn about strategic approaches to innovation, and get a sneak peek at the 2019 Top 10 IT Issues.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.