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Overleaf CTO Dr John Lees-Miller interviewed for #DevWeek17
Based on an interview by Cameron Shepherd of Digital Science

DeveloperWeek 2017 is the world’s largest developer expo and conference series with over 50 week-long events and dozens of city-wide partner events. The theme this year is, ‘The Industrial Revolution of Code’ – examining the ways in which code is revolutionizing the way we conduct business and ourselves.

To celebrate #DevWeek17, Digital Science – Overleaf's lead investor – are conducting a series of interviews of those involved in the development of new tools and innovations in the research space. Delighted to help kick things off, our very own Dr John Lees-Miller is up first! Here's his first answer; check out the original interview for the full set, including John's advice for those looking to break into the competitive world of software development.

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How to write in Markdown on Overleaf
By Lian Tze Lim

Markdown is a light-weight markup language (get it? 😉) that lets you write up something in plain text with some very simple rules, and then transform it to formatted outputs, e.g. HTML. It’s very popular among software developers and programmers, exactly because of its simplicity (and might I add, perfect for note-taking too!).

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TeX Live Upgrade — November 2016
By John Lees-Miller
Link your Overleaf account to your ORCID iD

On Wednesday, 16 November, we upgraded our LaTeX compile servers to the version of TeX Live 2016 that ships with Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak". Here's what you need to look out for in terms of breaking changes and new features in your projects on Overleaf.

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Overleaf and ORCID at AAAS
By Mary Anne Baynes

Thanks to Ashlea Higgs for giving a big shout-out to Overleaf at the ORCID outreach meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC last week!

Overleaf ORCID AAAS meeting photo

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Guest Post Feature: Peerus, a new tool for automated publication monitoring
Guest blog post by Philippe Chuzel, Commercial Director at Peerus
Researchers have to monitor their research field to stay up to date. Being aware of their co-writers and competitors’ work, following any progress, new knowledge and methods is both fundamental and essential in the researcher’s job.
 
Peerus is a webapp. It is a smart, self-learning tool allowing researchers to speed up and automate their monitoring. Dedicated to researchers, Peerus immediately identifies each user’s past publications and co-authors.
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