Past Meetup

My Client Gave Me Data In A Word Doc! Cleaning Up Messy Text With Vim

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661 W Lake St 3NE · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Enter the building on Lake St. and come to the third floor

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Interested in Vim? Maybe you've seen others doing text surgery and you got curious. Come over to Hashrocket and find out what Vim is about!

David Colgan (@davidscolgan ( will show us how to take some badly formatted data and clean it up, using a healthy amount of Vim macros, weird tricks with character encodings, search and replace, regexps, and just overall using standard Vim commands in ways that would take forever in a less capable editor.

Complete with pizza, beer and soft drinks, vinyl record playing, and text powning fun.


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