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Program your Contracts with LaTeX


I bet you hate tracking changes in Word, right? So why are you still using it for all of your legal documents? You already know how beautiful and simple text files can be. And text files work great with version control.

Come find out how Software for Good uses classic software development techniques to improve our contracts, increase our legal consistency, and strengthen transparencyall while remaining paperless. We’ve dropped the chunkiness of Word while embracing version controlled, text-powered PDFs.

In this session we will cover:

  • What is LaTeX?
  • Why use it?
  • Tools for getting started quickly
  • Tips (variables, dates, section references)
  • Version control
  • Digitally signing PDFs

If you’re an expert LaTeX developer, come on by and share your experiences!


Minnebar 9 (2014-04-12)


Peter Edstrom