Activities schedule
Important program orientation points and headlines of conference days
The presentations have not yet been assigned to particular days; however, the list of presentations is already available.
Please note especially the following:
 The TeX Clinic will be active throughout the conference,
 there will be opportunities to present poster sessions,
 typography counsel  an opportunity to consult your designs with Andrzej Tomaszewski, Adam Twardoch and Tomasz Bierkowski (graphic designer, Academy of Fine Arts of Katowice)
 a special appearance by Stephen Hicks on misusing TeX to… (see the Sunday program)
 BoF sessions
 tutorials and workshops
About the poster sessions:
 take your small works (or excerpts/samples from bigger ones)
 post them on the available boards
 talk about them with those attracted
 Thursday is the day
About the BoF (Bird of a Feather) sessions:
 if you have an idea or a glimpse of it, i.e., a feather of a high fliyng birdie—
 you can post it on the announcement board
 meet with those who subscribe and
 work on the idea, i.e., get that birdie
 afterwords you might want to announce the outcome
About the typography counsel:
 bring books or other works with typographic elements (not only of your design)
 we will add them to that small collective exhibition
 our befirended typographers led by Andrzej Tomaszewski will analyze and comment on them, giving invaluable advice
 Saturday is the day
About the tutorials and workshops:

a workshop on MetaPost for lazy beginners by Adam Kolany (it is advisable to get yourself a laptop with a wireless card and PuTTY installed plus, of course, a working TeX Live installation; Linux is preferred but Windows users should also be able to follow):
 basic graphic commands – operations draw, fill, drawarrow, drawdblarrow;
 path operators “  ” and “ .. ”; finding a point of lines intersection; pseudovariable whatever;
 changing the shape and size of a pen; changing the color of stroking and filling;
 conditional change of a colour – conditions (command if … else: … fi); type color;
 dashed lines – modifier dashed; function dashpattern;
 application exercise: illustrating the angle bisector theorem.
 operations on paths – function reverse; transformations – reflections, rotations, affine transformations;
 type pair – functions xpart, ypart; variables x[] i y[];
 points and nodes of a curve – functions length p, point t of p;
 control nodes – operators precontrol t of p, postcontrol t of p;
 changing the direction of a curve at a node;
 application exercise: drawing a heart for collecting charity money.
 loops – drawing function diagrams;
 labelling characteristic points – function thelabel; procedure dotlabel; preprocessor tags btex … etex, verbatimtex … etex, etc.;
 type picture, variable currentpicture, constant nullpicture;
 definitions – commands def, vardef, begingroup … endgroup, save;
 application exercise: drawing regular polygons and various charts (line, bar, pie).
 intersection curves – functions p1 intersectionpoint p2, buildcycle(p1,…,pn), intersectiontimes;
 fragments of curves – functions cutbefore, cutafter, subpath;
 clipping with a contour – function clip pc to p;
 application exercise: using paths, color tables, etc. for representing graphs, grids and other graphic structures from Dorotka's examples.

Norbert Preining's workshop on maintaining a TeX Live installation with TeX Live Manager, a new thing in TL2008; participants migh get more from the tutorial by commanding a laptop with a TL installation and and wireless card

a LaTeX workshop with an ad hoc program by Grzegorz Murzynowski; Grzegorz is ready to take problems from the audience
Day 1, meeting 1, 2*45 mins:
Day 2, meeting 2, 2*45 mins:
Day 3, meeting 3, 2*45 mins:
Day 4, meeting 4 (if the tutorial begins on Wednesday), 2*45 mins:
Wednesday: What's new with and around TeX
10:00 AM Conference opening and presetations start
The the current state of TeX engines and TeX related software will be presented so as to introduce the afternoonevening panel discussion. Highlighted here are the presentations by Hans Hagen and Taco Hoekwater on progress in LuaTeX and the mplib library.
 Afternoonevening panel discussion:
 Subject:
 TeX: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (i.e., SWOT analysis)
 Leader:
 Andrzej Odyniec
Thursday: Working day
 workshops and tutorials (the tutorial list will be published soon)
 the TeX Clinic
 informal meetings
 the Typoghrapy Counsel
 BoF sessions
 poster sessions
8:00 PM The GUST Annual General Meeting
Friday: Font day
The program will sport — among others — the following speakers:
 Hans Hagen
 Bogusław Jackowski
 Janusz M. Nowacki
 Piotr Strzelczyk
 Ulrik Vieth
 Afternoonevening panel discussion:
 Subject:
 TeX distributions
 Leader:
 Norbert Preining
Bonfire: bring your voices, musical instruments, good moods, and willingness. And do whatever possible to secure a good weather.
Saturday:
Typography day
The program will bring — among others — the presentations by:
 Małgorzata Dubowiak
 Andrzej Tomaszewski
 Adam Twardoch
 Afternoonevening panel discussion:
 Subject:
 TeX: at a turning point, or at the crossroads?
 Leader:
 Marek Ryćko
Sunday: TeX companion programs day
This year's TeX Pearls presented by Taco Hoekwater with a special appearance by Stephen Hicks, receiver of the Judges' Prize at the Eleventh ICFP Programming Contest, on “misusing” TeX… to program a Mars rover, functional style.
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