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.vimrc show and tell

I think a great topic for our first meetup would be vim configuration, and which shortcuts, settings and commands we can't live without. Someone also suggested it might be fun to play some vim golf.

Contact Info

Matthew Boehm (m):[masked]


1616 Anderson Rd 22102 [Google Map]

Use the front entrance. Conference room is on the 3rd floor.

If arriving after 7: front door will be locked. Call me and I'll send someone down to let you in.

DO NOT PROP THE FRONT DOOR OPEN. If the front door is left open for 30+ seconds after 7:00, a silent alarm is triggered.


6:00 Doors open

6:30 Meetup starts


.vimrc presentations from:

* Matt

* Sean

* Colin

* (still room for more people)

Vim Golf

(Maybe 1 or 2 plugin demonstrations based on time)

Planning for future meetups

8:00 Meetup ends

Our first meetup's time/location have been set, but feel free to fill out this form about preferred times/locations to influence future meetups:

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  • Tom R.


    December 9, 2012

  • Matthew B.

    The meetup time and location have now been finalized.

    Please comment here if you'd be willing to discuss your .vimrc for 5-15 min at this meeting. We may have a few people discuss their dotfiles at every meetup. As the date nears, I'll fill in the meeting schedule with a schedule of who's presenting at what times.

    November 16, 2012

    • Christopher S.

      I am happy to go over mine too -- see you guys tonight.

      November 27, 2012

    • Matthew B.

      Sorry we ran out of time before getting to you tonight. If you can make it to the next meetup, you can go first and discuss your .vimrc (plus any plugins you want to)

      November 28, 2012

  • Matthew B.

    Great first meetup, guys. I forgot the exact count, but I want to say there were about 12 people there. I'll do a post-meetup writeup soon and send it out. Still deciding if I want that to to live on, in an email message, or on github.

    November 27, 2012

  • Matthew B.

    I think it was a great mix of group discussion and presentations. Very laid back and informal, but with lots of good information.

    November 27, 2012

  • Anoop

    I got sick and had to miss this. Was looking forward to this meetup. Sorry

    November 27, 2012

    • Matthew B.

      That's quite alright, there will be plenty more meetups in the future. In the meantime, I'll try to get some mailing list activity going as well.

      1 · November 27, 2012

  • Jared C.

    Is anyone available to carpool from West Falls Church?

    November 27, 2012

    • Jared C.

      The earliest I can get there is 5:45p. Thanks for asking, but I'll take a cab-- that'll simplify things.

      November 27, 2012

    • Jared C.

      With that said-- is anyone headed to Reston/Herndon afterwards?

      November 27, 2012

  • Colin

    yea I can talk too mine is on github.

    November 17, 2012

  • Sean W.

    I'm willing to discuss my vimrc/"philosophy".

    November 17, 2012

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