Part of my degree is a final year project and part of that is producing and presenting an academic poster. I had no idea what the hell this was so thankfully we got given a LaTeX template to get us started.
What ensued was everyone getting confused at how this cryptic bag of crack worked, things were getting put in wrong places and the lecturers who provided the template had no clue themselves :D.
Personally, I found the template to be really horrible to work with so I ended up going back to first principles, that’s good right :P? I started over, made a new template and released it under the GPL here. I really hope this helps people get started more easily in future and lets them focus on their poster content rather than making sure it stays on the bloody page!