TL;DR : please read the QUICKSTART first :)
The workshops are written in markdown and compiled in various formats with pandoc. The entire compilation tool chain is based on a long and strict list of dependencies ( debian, latex, pandoc, etc. ). All version numbers are set in stone.
We will only support compilation bugs on this exact tool chain. You can probably make it work on Fedora or Arch Linux but you'll be in uncharted territory.
Install a Debian Jessie environment.
URL=https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases/download/184.108.40.206/pandoc-220.127.116.11-1-amd64.deb wget -O pandoc.deb $URL sudo dpkg --install pandoc.deb
Install the latex environment
WARNING: This is huge.
apt-get install texlive texlive-xetex