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Happy Birthday! 5 Years of Docker at Overleaf
By John Lees-Miller

This week is Docker’s 5th birthday, so we thought we’d mark the occasion with a rundown of how we’ve been using this great technology at Overleaf. Overleaf also celebrated its 5th birthday at the start of this year, and we’ve been using Docker since its very early days.

Cartoon showing Docker mascots and a birthday cake with the number 5

Image credit: Docker Inc.

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Attending the launch of Dimensions from Digital Science
By John Hammersley

Earlier this week I was delighted to be able to attend the launch of the new Dimensions product from our colleagues at Digital Science. Held at the Wellcome Trust building in central London, the evening was a mix of invited talks and panel discussions from speakers across the research workflow, along with a live demo of the new product from Daniel Hook and Christian Herzog who have led this project from its inception. The reaction in the room was very positive and engaged, which was all the more impressive given that this was an after work event on a Monday night!

At its core, Dimensions is connecting together the data behind the different elements of research – including grants, publications, citations, clinical trials and patents – and allowing the user to query that data in a very flexible way to make it as broad or specific as they need. For researchers it provides immediate, free access to search and citation data for 86 million articles and books.

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Community in Focus: Professor Tim Weninger on how we consume and curate information
By Chris Walker

In this article we introduce you to Tim Weninger, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Amongst other things, Tim is working to make AI assistants like Siri and Alexa smarter and in this article he shares some details of his current research projects.

But first, let’s take a quick look at where it all began...

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New From Overleaf—The LaTeX Validation Service
By Mary Anne Baynes

The Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service is a fully automated LaTeX compilation service delivering consistency and quality control for publishers, providing speed, simplicity and peace of mind for authors. In this post we explain how it can benefit your organization through workflow efficiencies and providing world-class services and support to your authoring community.

Four steps in the Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service
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Attending my first #FuturePub — thoughts from Fiona Murphy
Fiona Murphy
Neil Jefferies from Bodleian Digital Libraries presenting at FuturePub 11

Neil Jefferies from Bodleian Digital Libraries presenting at #FuturePub 11!


Earlier this week, I attended my first FuturePub event. Hosted by John Hammersley of Overleaf, it was a heady combination of pizza, drinks, lightning talks and lively networking. (Annoyingly, I had to run for my back-of-beyond train before I turned into a pumpkin, but I suspect that all of these activities were still ongoing as I sat on my train and started this write-up).

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