[NTG-context] ConTeXt Group Newsletter August 2019

Taco Hoekwater taco at bittext.nl
Wed Aug 14 12:55:31 CEST 2019


In this newsletter:

* 2018 journal progress
* ConTeXt Meeting updates
* Chaos Communication Camp
* Board elections
* Becoming a CG member


= 2018 journal progress =

Our next ConTeXt Group journal issue is printed!

Printed copies will reside below my desk until the meeting.

The Table of Contents is online at:

 https://articles.contextgarden.net/journal/2018.html

The PDFs are not yet publicly available but current CG Members can send me an 
email for an advance copy of any of the article PDFs. 

If you are not a member, you will have to wait until summer 2020.

= ConTeXt Meeting updates =

There is now a preliminary programme available on the meeting website
(address below).

Due to financial considerations, this will likely be our last visit to 
’t Sjetootje. If you would like to visit the castle with us, you should 
register now :) 


= ConTeXt Meeting blurb =

If you have not registered yet, please consider joining us at 

 ’t Sjetootje, Bassenge-Boirs, Belgium on September 16–21, 2019.

The ConTeXt meeting is an excellent way to get help with any problems you may 
have in ConTeXt, to learn about future directions of ConTeXt and LuaTeX,
or just to talk and have a drink with other ConTeXt users.

You do not have to be a ConTeXt Group member to attend the meeting, but
members do get a meeting fees discount worth more than the CG membership
fees for a year. In fact, if you attend for the very first time, there is 
an extra discount for that as well.

For registration and other information, see the website at 

 https://meeting.contextgarden.net/2019

The 13th ConTeXt Meeting is sponsored by Dante e.V (www.dante.de) and
NTG (www.ntg.nl), as well as by Pragma ADE (Hans & Ton) and Bittext (Taco).

We are very grateful to all our sponsors!

= Chaos Communication Camp = 

CG Board member Henning Hraban Ramm is representing the ConTeXt community 
at the Chaos Communication Camp 2019 in the 'LaTeX Village’ (set up in 
conjunction with Dante e.V.)

  https://events.ccc.de/camp/2019/wiki/Village:LaTeX

If any of you are in the neighbourhood of Ziegeleipark Mildenberg, Zehdenick, 
Germany between August 21 and 25, I am sure he would love to see some visitors
(Zehdenick is about 60km north of Berlin).

= Board elections =

The ConTeXt meeting is also the location of the annual CG membership meeting.
This year, no less than four board members are forced to resign according
to the bylaws. 

We are looking for CG members to help fill those spots in the board. If you
are interested in joining the CG board, please send a message to any of the 
current board members and we will get in touch with you. We can really use
the help!

Our previous newsletter already provided one tentative new board member, but
ideally we would like at least one more candidate.

= Becoming a CG member =

Our official stated purpose:

 * to promote the ConTeXt typographic system; 
 * provide its users with infrastructure and information; 
 * support its development; 
 * provide a platform for discussion of quality automated typography; 
 * serve as a meeting place for people who want the best possible typography 
   for the languages ​​and writings of the world; 
 * organise congresses and trainings for users and ConTeXt developers to meet; 
 * provide financial support to those involved in documentation and ConTeXt
   development, including through their participation in conferences; 
 * produce and sell printed materials on ConTeXt; 
 * sell advertising items for ConTeXt.

The more members we have, the more we can do. If you are not a member already,
please consider registering at

 https://group.contextgarden.net/register.shtml

Membership fees are €40 per year for normal members, €20 for students, and
€200 for institutions and corporations.

= That’s all for now =

Keep happy ConTeXting!

Best wishes,

Taco








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