Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday 4/23 - Vim and Emacs: Indistinguishable From Magic

WHAT:
  The Very First Official Joint Meeting of the
  St. Louis Emacs User Group and St. Louis Vim Geeks

WHEN:
  Wednesday, April 23rd, at 6:30pm

WHERE:
  Joyia Tapas <http://www.joyiatapas.com>

RSVP:
  <http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Emacs-User-Group/events/176643292/>

Arthur C. Clarke once said that "Any sufficiently-advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic," and those of us that spend our days
contending with code and configuration know that we need all the magic
we can get. Text is a hostile environment, and demands powerful tools to
tame it.

For the first time, the St. Louis Vim Geeks and the St. Louis Emacs User
Group are joining forces to talk about two of the most powerful
text-editing tools available. We'll compare, contrast, and generally
celebrate the strengths (and speak delicately of the weaknesses) of
these two titans of text editing, Emacs and Vim.

Join us Wednesday, April 23rd, at Joyia Tapas. We'll get started around
6:30pm, but feel free to show up a little earlier if you'd like to grab
a bite or have a drink beforehand.

Come find out what a "sufficiently-advanced" text editor looks like, and
how to unleash a little more magic on your text-editing tasks!

Please RSVP at this link, so we can tell Joyia how many to expect:

  <http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Emacs-User-Group/events/176643292/>

Also, please forward this invitation to any other people or groups that would
find it useful.

See you there!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wednesday, 3/26 - Vim + Ruby + tmux

WHAT:  St. Louis Vim Geeks
       - Vim + Ruby + tmux by Matt Follett

WHERE: CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
       Classroom 24
       5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 26th, at 6:30pm


Vim + Ruby + tmux


Remember waaaaaay back, like, a year ago, when a few of us took over Vim Geeks to pump Charlie Sanders for tips on using Vim with Ruby?

  http://www.vimgeeks.org/2013/02/wednesday-227-vim-ruby-and-visual-mode.html

Ah... good times, good times.

Well, in the months since then, Matt Follett took Charlie's good advice to heart, and then ran with it, writing more Ruby than is healthy for a man his age. He's going to show us the environment he's crafted from Vim and tmux to build, debug, and maintain the Ruby backend for a large application (and he may even have a little to say about the not-so-Ruby-based frontend, too). It'll definitely be a trip.


Drinks and Food and Stuff


Just reply to this message (either on the mailing list, in a comment below, or privately to me if you're the shy type) to RSVP, and we'll be sure to have enough food to eat and drinks to drink. We'll also have an O'Reilly freebie or two to give away, because Marsee Henon loves us.



When and Where


We'll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 26th, in the usual place:

CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

CAIT on Google Maps

Forsyth MetroLink Station
CAIT also provides detailed driving directions and parking information . (Don't worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn't apply to us.)

Make sure you RSVP!

Bill


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, 2/26 - Vim Q&A

WHAT:  St. Louis Vim Geeks
       - Vim Q&A

WHERE: CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
       Classroom 24
       5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26th, at 6:30pm

RSVP:  http://www.meetup.com/vimgeeks/


Vim Q&A


Do you find yourself trying to use Vim and tripping over a problem regularly?  Want some help?  Ask your questions at this month's meeting, and the group will do our best to answer them.

As an example, Lee asked for some help interacting with the system clipboard from Vim recently.  As a fellow Linux user, I can go into dealing with that in some detail.  :-)


When and Where


We'll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 26th, where we usually do:

CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

CAIT on Google Maps

Forsyth MetroLink Station
CAIT also provides detailed driving directions and parking information . (Don't worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn't apply to us.)

See you this Wednesday!

Steve