Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The first Vim Geeks meeting is at 6:30pm tonight!

Along with discussing how to use and abuse Vim, and how to do so more effectively, we'll also do some planning for the group itself. For example, we'll talk about...
  • What topics we should cover
  • Where to hold future meetings
  • The general experience level of the members
  • Whether we should all just switch to Emacs
...and anything else of interest to the group. (I'm a big fan of "How the heck do I do ___ with Vim?" questions, so feel free to come with those in mind.)

Steven Pritchard has graciously offered to host this first meeting at the Computer Room, his very geek-friendly store and training facility in Shiloh, Illinois:

Computer Room
3720 Green Mount Crossing Drive
Shiloh, IL 62269

(I know, I know -- to the Missouri folks, Shiloh sounds like it's halfway between St. Louis and the moon, but I promise it's not that bad. Just head east on I-64, hop off the Shiloh exit, and *poof* you're there.)

See you at 6:30!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First meeting: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let's geek out on some Vim on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Computer Room.

Since this is our inaugural meeting, we'll try to figure out where everybody's experience level is, how often we should have meetings, etc.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vim Geeks Meeting?

You might be wondering what's up with this site?  The idea came from the St. Louis Perl Mongers mailing list, specifically the reaction to Bill's Vim presentation last month.  I loved the idea of having a Vim geek-out, and I'd like to see it become a regular event.

I've already volunteered the Computer Room's training room.  How does that sound?  Suggestions for dates and/or times?  Should this be a monthly recurring thing?

Using Spell Checking in Vim

Zonker posted an article called Using Spell Checking in Vim on yesterday.  Check it out.

Vim and vi classes at the Computer Room

On October 4, Bill will be teaching a Vim class based on his recent St. Louis Perl Mongers talk.  (I guess that makes this the Ultimate Edition with Extra Flair or something.)  If you want to know more about the super-cool stuff you can do in Vim, you should take this class.

On September 27, I'll be teaching a class on vi basics.  If you are still one of those people wondering why any of us would actually like using vi of any sort, this class is for you.

More information can be found over at the Computer Room.

Sorry for the shameless plug!  (Although if I apologize, does that make it a "shameful plug"?  That has always confused me.  :-)

Vim Fandango online

Video of Bill's recent talk at the St. Louis Perl Mongers is online.  Everyone should watch it.  It's good stuff.