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Meet the team behind your favourite online LaTeX editor.

Henry Oswald is a software engineer living in London. He built the original prototype of ShareLaTeX and has been responsible for building a stable and scalable platform. Henry is a strong advocate of Test Driven Development and makes sure we keep the ShareLaTeX code clean and easy to maintain.
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James Allen has a PhD in theoretical physics and is passionate about LaTeX. He created one of the first online LaTeX editors, ScribTeX, and has played a large role in developing the technologies that make ShareLaTeX possible.
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Brian Gough is a software developer and former theoretical high energy physicist at Fermilab and Los Alamos. For many years he published free software manuals commercially using TeX and LaTeX and was also the maintainer of the GNU Scientific Library.

Motivation

There are two strong driving principles behind our work on ShareLaTeX:

  • We want to improve the workflow of as many people as possible. LaTeX is notoriously hard to use, and collaboration is always difficult to coordinate. We believe that we've developed some great solutions to help people who face these problems, and we want to make sure that ShareLaTeX is accessible to as many people as possible. We've tried to keep our pricing fair, and have released much of ShareLaTeX as open source so that anyone can host their own.
  • We want to create a sustainable and lasting legacy. Development and maintenance of a product like ShareLaTeX takes a lot of time and work, so it's important that we can find a business model that will support this both now, and in the long term. We don't want ShareLaTeX to be dependent on external funding or disappear due to a failed business model. I'm pleased to say that we're currently able to run ShareLaTeX profitably and sustainably, and expect to be able to do so in the long term.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from anyone who is using ShareLaTeX, or wants to have a chat about what we're doing. You can get in touch with us at team@sharelatex.com