• Talks by Aaron Bieber and Chris Toomey

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    Hello Boston Vimmers! Sorry for the long hiatus, but I'm happy to say that we are back, we have a great new space in thoughtbot's 6th floor to meet, and we have two great talks lined up! Aaron Bieber (https://twitter.com/aaronbieber) from Wayfair is back to talk to us about his recent experience using Emacs (what?!?!). That's right, Emacs. Aaron decided it was time to see how things looked on the other side and will share what he found, what he missed from Vim, and maybe even a few things we can bring back to Vim from Emacs. Check out his excellent blog post on his experiences (http://blog.aaronbieber.com/blog/2015/01/11/learning-to-love-emacs/) for a taste of what Aaron will be talking about. Chris Toomey (https://twitter.com/christoomey) from thoughtbot (https://thoughtbot.com/) will be talking about mastering the Vim language. Vim's core is the amazing command mappings and text objects that allow for countless combinations to define precise edits. Learn how to master the built-in commands, motions, and text objects, and even how to extend the Vim language for even more power! Pizza and drinks will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, meetup proper at 7:30pm. We'll be on thoughtbot's new 6th floor space, same address.

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  • Talks by Mike Coutermarsh & Chris Toomey

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    Once again we have two speakers lined up to share some of their Vim knowledge: Mike Coutermarsh (https://twitter.com/mscccc) will present a talk based on his great blog post, Learning Vim in a Week (http://mikecoutermarsh.com/learning-vim-in-a-week/). The talk will be beginner focused and cover getting up and running, and eventually productive with Vim. Chris Toomey (https://twitter.com/christoomey) will present Your First Vim Plugin, an overview of how to get started writing Vim plugins. In addition, Chris will share some of the plugins he has created over the past few years. Pizza and drinks will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, meetup proper at 7:30pm.

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  • Talks by Joël Quenneville & Daniel Choi

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    Once again we have two great speakers lined up to share some Vim knowledge: Joël Quenneville of thoughtbot will discuss The Vim Grammar - combining text objects and commands for maximum efficiency. Daniel Choi of Vmail (http://danielchoi.com/software/vmail.html) fame will also be with us to speak about writing Vim plugins as well as his personal, stripped down Vim configuration. Pizza and drinks will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, talks begin at 7:30pm.

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  • Talks by Aaron Bieber & Gabe Berke-Williams

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    This month we have two speakers lined up to give us a peek into their Vim world: Aaron Bieber (https://twitter.com/aaronbieber) from Wayfair (http://www.wayfair.com/) will present Bringing it Back to Vim - Vim is a wonderful editor, but there are always things to be learned from other editors. Aaron will take us on a tour of some of the features he has borrowed and reimplemented in Vim including a version of Org-mode from Emacs, git integration, and more. Gabe Berke-Williams (http://gabebw.com/) from thoughtbot (http://thoughtbot.com/) will present The Ins and Outs of Vim Configuration - Gabe will teach us how to organize our Vim configuration, use tools like pathogen and vundle to manage plugins, and inspect our configuration at run time to track down any issues. Pizza and drinks will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, meetup proper at 7:30pm.

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  • Talks by Chris Toomey & Gabe Berke-Williams

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    Hey there, fellow Vimmers! It's that time again. This meetup we will again be having two speakers share some Vim knowledge: Chris Toomey (http://ctoomey.com) will present a beginner-friendly talk to start the night. The talk will be an overview of Vim and why it is a great tool for modern web development. Gabe Berke-Williams will present a more advanced talk, "Moving at the speed of thought", an overview of some of the more powerful motion and editing commands in Vim. Pizza and drinks will be provided, thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm; meetup proper at 7:30pm.

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  • Talks by James Morrin & Gabe Berke-Williams

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    This month we are going to have two talks from local Vimmers: James Morrin from Swoop (http://www.swoop.com/) will be talking about adapting Vim to your specific languages and workflows, with a focus on his setups for Javascript development and Markdown editing. Gabe Berke-Williams from thoughtbot (http://www.thoughtbot.com/) will present "Moving at the speed of thought", an overview of some of the more powerful motion and editing commands in Vim. Pizza and drinks will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, meetup proper at 7:30pm.

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  • Beginners Meetup

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    After a bit of a break, it's time for Boston Vim to kick back into gear. This month we will be hosting a beginner-focused meetup. As always, anyone is welcome, but it will be especially useful to those who are newer to Vim. We will start with a quick overview of Vim, then from there open things up to the questions / topics of interest to the group. We will have a handful of us from thoughtbot there to answer questions and help out as needed. Sample topics: - Work through Vim Tutor - Setup your vimrc - Setup Vundle for plugin management - Put vimfiles in git / on github Everyone is encouraged to bring their computer to work on their own Vim setup, but we can pair you up if that is not an option. Pizza and beer will be provided thanks to thoughtbot. Food arrives at 7:00pm, meetup proper at 7:30pm.

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  • Vim Golf, Katas, and Round Table

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    Join us this month for an interactive Vim event. Everyone will be split into groups of two or three with one member at a time driving a simple code exercise, Vim Golf (http://vimgolf.com/) example, etc. The goal is to share how each of uses Vim and hopefully pick up some new techniques and approaches along the way. This should be a great chance for newer Vim users to see some more advanced techniques and more seasoned Vimmers to share some of what they know. Following that we will have a round table discussion to review anything interesting that was learned while working with the groups, ask a question, share a tip, etc. Pizza and beer courtesy of thoughtbot at 7; discussions start at 7:30.

  • Chris Toomey and Ben Orenstein present...something!

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    Hi Folks! Topics are still TBA, but the presenters will include Ben Orenstein, Chris Toomey, and possibly Mark Simpson. Expect more details soon.

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  • "Incrementally Learning Vim" and "Vim for Prose"

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    Chris Toomey will talk about an incremental approach to learning vim. You'll find this talk to provide a source of ideas and inspiration on how and where to learn deep stuff about vim. Mike Burns will talk about using vim for prose, vim for emails, vim for comments, vim for breakup letters, and everything else you need to write. Food, beer, and a whole lot of neckbeard. See you there. Food arrives at 7. Talks start at 7:30.

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