Collaborations Workshop 2018 productivity keynote speaker: John Hammersley

Posted by s.aragon on 2 March 2018 - 9:20am

We are very excited to announce that John Hammersley, CEO & co-founder of Overleaf, will give the keynote speech related to productivity at our Collaborations Workshop 2018 (CW18).

John Hammersley has always been fascinated by science, space, exploration and technology. After completing his PhD in Mathematical Physics at Durham University in 2008, he went on to help launch the world's first driverless taxi system now operating at London's Heathrow Airport. John is now making it easier for scientists to collaborate and publish online as CEO and co-founder of Overleaf, the rapidly growing online collaborative writing and reviewing tool now with over two million users worldwide. He was named as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2015, is a mentor and alumni of the Bethnal Green Ventures startup accelerator in London, and in his spare time (when not looking after two toddlers) he dances West Coast Swing!

At CW18, John will talk about productivity. If you ever collaborated with someone to write a paper in LaTeX exchanging files over email or Google Drive/DropBox/Nextcloud you know how unproductive it can be because a package is missing on your system, a command is already defined, a file can not be found or any other annoying error. Overleaf has helped LaTeX users from beginners to experts be more productive when collaborating or working individually. What else is slowing down researchers? And how we can reduce the time wasted fighting with a (virtual) lab equipment so we can better spend it discovering something new?

The Collaborations Workshop 2018 will run from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March 2018 at The School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.

Register on the CW18 Eventbrite page