Our new set of 'how-to' videos, plus your latest stories from twitter

It's been a busy few months for the writeLaTeX team -- we've joined Bethnal Green Ventures, met a lot of interesting new people at events such as the hack4ac open science hackathon, and have launched two new types of account, for students and teachers.

In this post we present the full set of how-to videos we've recently produced, plus a round up of what you've been tweeting about writeLaTeX over the past few weeks!

Hack4ac: Text-mining and analyzing author contributions in PLOS articles
By John Lees-Miller

This Saturday saw the Hack4ac event held in central London, aimed at "hacking academia better together".

Overleaf / WriteLaTeX founder John Lees-Miller worked on mining and analysing article data from the PLOS Search API and PeerJ at the hack4ac event.

WriteLaTeX joining forces with Bethnal Green Ventures and Nesta
Writelatex founders photo

We're delighted to announce that from the 1st of July 2013 we'll be joining forces with Bethnal Green Ventures and Nesta to further develop our cloud-based collaborative editing service.

We've seen writeLaTeX continue to grow significantly through the first half of 2013, and are excited to have this opportunity to work with Paul and the BGV team to build on what's been achieved so far to create an integrated cloud-based writing and editing service for scientific publishing.

Writing your thesis with writeLaTeX - introducing our new file editing features

If you're working on a large project in LaTeX (such as a thesis or dissertation), you've probably split your work into many separate LaTeX files for easy management.

With the launch of our latest release, you can now quickly and efficiently edit all these files from one place -- the writeLaTeX editor.

An Introduction to the TeX Users Group (TUG)
Jim Hefferon photo

Guest article by Jim Hefferon

Users groups for TeX have been around since 1980. I'm the Vice President of the original one, the TeX Users Group (TUG) and John asked me to write a bit about it.