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John Hammersley
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Overleaf’s John Hammersley on what drove his doctorate and transition from universities to industry
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Great news! Overleaf has been chosen as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner!
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Overleaf's spell-checker now supports five extra languages: Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Czech, Ukrainian & Polish http://bit.ly/20GEBKD
Following a recent update to our spell-checker to use a more comprehensive and more stable set of libraries, we're also delighted to have added five additional language options!
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Have you joined Overleaf's Campus Challenge yet? Win a full Pro license for your whole institution!!
 
Join our #CampusChallenge and win a full year of Overleaf Pro for everyone at your institution! Find out more at https://www.overleaf.com/challenge2016
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This was a great experience -- if rather intense at the time! 
 
This is super awesome! Dr. John Hammersley, Overleaf co-founder, did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit and The Winnower have re-published it. It now has its own DOI and Altmetric score! https://dx.doi.org/10.15200/winn.145277.76794
Hi, my name is John Hammersley and I am the co-founder of Overleaf, a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers quicker for authors and publishers. In a previous life I worked on the first passenger trials for Heathrow's Driverless Car and I have a PhD in Mathematics. I am here today to discuss successful career transitions and my shift from academia to industry, and then to an academic ...
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One day I'll get someone else to record these! :) https://youtu.be/g8Ejj0T0yG4
 
New to Overleaf? Check out our new demo video :) https://youtu.be/g8Ejj0T0yG4 (recorded by our co-founder John Hammersley!)
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Thanks everyone! :) #futurepub
 
A huge thanks to everyone who made #futurepub 7 an amazing night! Slides, tweets & photos available at https://www.overleaf.com/blog/307-thanks-for-making-number-futurepub-7-an-amazing-night #openscience
Speaker slides, photos and a storify of the night's tweets now available. But the free pizza has all gone!
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Woah...a massive push by Universidad Nacional de Colombia overnight has moved them up to 3rd in the #CampusChallenge http://bit.ly/1oyZ1aS
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Calling all departments! Still plenty of time to register yourselves for our '80% challenge' https://www.overleaf.com/challenge2016 #CampusChallenge
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Neat blog post highlighting watercolor sketches of polyhedra by an anonymous artist (c. 16th century). They remind me of Leonardo da Vinci and Jamnitzer. This one is particularly cool because it features a "level 3" Sierpinski tetrahedron. Does anyone know if there's an earlier example?

Here's the blog: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2012/03/geometric-perspective.html

Here's the full collection online http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs

Update: I noticed that this image of the spiraling broken torus (#79): http://diglib.hab.de/mss/74-1-aug-2f/start.htm?image=00079 is almost identical to this piece by Johannes Lancker (1567) http://www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/~hebisch/cafe/lencker/perslit21.html
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Earlier this year we announced a new collaboration with the IEEE to integrate Overleaf into the IEEE Collabratec™ platform. Here's our short guide to help you get started.
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Applying for research funding? We have a selection of Grant Application Templates for the NSF, NIH & ERC on Overleaf https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/tagged/grant-application
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Mathematician; physicist; dancer.
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Co-founder of writeLaTeX. Previously at Ultra Global PRT. Passionate about science and the mathematics of the world.
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  • Durham University
    Mathematical Physics, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Warwick
    Maths and Physics, 2000 - 2004
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Founded Writelatex Ltd to improve open science & scientific collaboration.
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    Founder & CEO, 2013 - present
  • Ultra Global PRT
    Bid Manager & Head of Systems Research, 2008 - 2012
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