• Ask Me Anything! Overleaf founder John Hammersley on Reddit AMA - Jan 14 2016! #AskJohnOverleaf

    Posted by Mary Anne on January 8, 2016

    Join us for Overleaf founder John Hammersley’s very first Reddit Ask Me Anything, being held at 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on the 14th January 2016. The AMA will take place on this link.

    Overleaf John Hammersley Reddit Ask Me Anything

    From academia to industry to company founder: making successful transitions

    The Reddit Ask me Anything forum (AMA) is a favourite way to ask questions you wouldn’t normally get a chance to, and on Thursday the 14th January we're delighted to announce that our co-founder, John Hammersley, will be taking part in his first AMA on the science subreddit.

    The focus of John's AMA will be on career transitions and how to make them successful in the scientific startup arena. In a previous life, John worked on the first passenger trials for Heathrow’s Personal Rapid Transit system of driverless pods and in the life before that he completed a PhD in Mathematics at Durham University. During his AMA he will answer questions around his shift from academia to industry and then to an academic industry (as well as anything else you may like to know).

    If you wish to participate in the Ask Me Anything, you will need to register with Reddit, and the AMA will take place on this link. We will also try to live-tweet some of the conversations, so keep your eyes peeled on the #AskJohnOverleaf hashtag and on the Overleaf Twitter account.

    With huge thanks to Laura Wheeler of Digital Science for her idea to do the Reddit AMA! Back in early 2015 both Mark Hahnel, the founder of Figshare, and Euan Adie, the founder of Altmetric, took part in this popular discussion forum on the science subreddit; you can read all about Euan's experience here.