First day in the office, and a familiar looking Pod is on display!
This is a scale model of a Heathrow Pod, the driverless taxi system I worked on for five years before founding writeLaTeX. There are twenty one of these running at Heathrow Airport, as part of the world’s first commercial PRT system — check them out if you’re ever at T5!
July has always been a favourite month of mine — sunshine (occasionally), summer holidays (usually), and celebrations (it’s my birthday in a few weeks :-)).
This year July is bringing something new — a move to London and a place on the Bethnal Green Ventures accelerator programme.
John Lees-Miller and I are the two founders of writeLaTeX, a free service that lets you collaborate in real-time on scientific papers and presentations, as part of a cloud-based approach to academic publishing. We’ve been developing writeLaTeX for a while now, and with its growing popularity we were looking for support and investment to take the idea further. A good friend of ours recommended the BGV programme, and we were delighted to be accepted as part of the 2013 summer cohort.