October 2012 Workshop

Time: Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, 8 PM
Location: LAUNCH/CO 3rd floor , Warschauer Str. 70A , 10243 Berlin (map)

Our first beginners workshop in August 2012 was a huge success. Around twenty people were learning something new: Some of them learned the usage of the vimrc, others went through vimtutor, and some of them asked specific questions.

I’m happy to announce the second vimberlin beginners workshop.


If you are interested, please sign under eventbrite. The workshop is free and we have place for 12 students.


  • @lucapette has over 5 years of Vim experience, has written a bunch of plugins for Vim, and using editor heavenly on hacking on different Rails projects.
  • @guckes has countless years of experience in using Vim and he can convince you in two minutes to use another shell then bash.
  • @wikimatze - using Vim for two years now and using it to write a book about Padrino.

What else do you need

  • Your machine with Vim on it
  • Your questions you want to ask
  • Maybe a cake so that we can have a break
  • Patience

In case some of you want to play vimgolf, please have ruby installed on your system along with the vimgolf gem.

Please be on-time, we won’t want to waste time.


This time we had fewer people at out workshop since last time: 5 males, 1 female, and three coaches. We changed the format of this workshop a little bit more and make it more like a talk about the main concepts and features of Vim with interactive questions of the audience. Other coaches trained new people to Vim individually as we went together through the vimtutor. Again, we got huge positive feedback for our workshop and will try newer things in the future to make it better.

Our coach Sven was so nice to put a resume of the last meetup online.

Matthias Günther