Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday 10/22 - Jedi Text-Editing at Vim Geeks!

WHAT:  St. Louis Vim Geeks
       - Crafting Your Vim Lightsaber - Charlie Sanders
       - A Tour of My Vim Environment - Steven Pritchard

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

WHEN:  Monday, October 22nd, at 6:30pm *** Note: Monday Again! ***


Here's what's happening this month:

Crafting Your Vim Lightsaber Using Git and Vundle

A personalized Vim environment, with a big bunch of plugins and a .vimrc customized just-so, can be a blast. Unfortunately, it can also be a big, unmaintainable mess. Charlie Sanders has a better way:

Configuring your editor is like crafting your own lightsaber. Vim is an extremely powerful and flexible tool; as Obi-Wan Kenobi describes it, "it is not as clumsy or random as other text editors. An elegant tool, for a more civilized age.". In this presentation, we will discuss how to use git and vundle to manage vim configuration and plug-ins.

Vim Environment Tour

Most long-time Vim users build up collections of settings, keymaps, plugins, and other tweaks to tailor their Vim environment to their own work and preferences. There's a lot to be learned from seeing how people customize Vim for their particular needs, so we're kicking off a new feature this month: Vim Environment Tours.

Steven Pritchard's going to get us started, taking us through the setup he's been using since his conversion from unapologetic-vi-holdout to unabashed-Vim-enthusiast.

Food, Drink, and Free Stuff

The good folks at O'Reilly have provided books and some other goodies to give away, and we'll also be serving food and drinks. Don't forget to RSVP so everyone has enough to eat!

When and Where

We'll be meeting at 6:30pm this Monday (not Wednesday!), October 22nd, in Classroom 24 at CAIT. Here's the address:

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!
See you this Monday!


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