Core Vim Online Masterclass #7
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (BST)
Level up your Vim with this definitive online masterclass
How much does it cost?
Standard tickets are £95 (approximately US $140), but earlybird tickets are only £80 (approx US $120), and available until midnight (PST) on June 28th.
Why is the price listed in British Sterling? Good question! EventBrite lets me set the price in Dollars, Euros or Pounds, but they can only transfer funds into a bank account of the same currency. My bank is based in the UK, so it would be awkward for me to receive US Dollars.
For this class, I'm also offering a Summer Special 50% discount for students in full-time education. To claim your coupon, get in touch and tell me what you're studying and where.
When is it happening?
The class will run on July 10th for 4 hours, from 18:00 BST. That's 13:00 if you live in New York, or 10:00 if you live in San Fransisco. Please refer to timeanddate.com for other timezones.
What do I need?
To follow this class, you'll need an up to date installation of Vim (7.x). You'll also need a web browser with Flash support, so that you can view my screen in realtime.
A large monitor or dual-monitor setup would be helpful, though not essential. You'll need to view 3 separate windows to follow along: a browser containing the video stream of my screen, a second browser window containing a text chat room, and an instance of Vim where you can try things out for yourself. You would be able to follow along using an 11" laptop screen, but it would demand a bit of window managing dexterity. It's more comfortable if you have a large (or dual) monitor setup, where you can see everything all at once.
Can I get a refund?
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you've purchased a ticket but cannot attend. With sufficient notice I can offer a full refund, and release your ticket to someone on the waiting list. I cannot guarantee you a refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the event begins.
If you attend this workshop and are dissatisfied, you may have your money back.
What are people saying about past workshops?
I'm using the stuff I learned on a daily basis now (:args/:argdo FTW!) - it was an absolutely fantastic course.
I left the Vimcasts workshop thinking for the first time in my relationship with Vim that not only are there many ways of doing things in the one true editor, there might also be a right way.
I loved the interaction with the attendees, and the difficulty level was just right.
If you believe in learning how to master tools you use every day in your job as a programmer, learn your editor inside and out. Drew’s Vim master class is the gateway to becoming really proficient with Vim.
I’ve been using Vim for over a decade. Every couple of years, I attempt to polish the mirror and learn new tools and tricks to make my typing and editing more effective. I’d consider myself a fairly advanced user. This course taught me to return to the basics, and systematically think about the specifics of Vim movement in order to optimize further. I wish I’d had this course much earlier in my career, as it teaches some tremendously effective habits and techniques for using Vim effectively!
The Vimcasts workshop won't teach you shallow Vim tricks - that you can find online. Instead Drew reveals epiphany after Vim epiphany. You'll learn how the visual, normal and ex mode intersect and how they can be tamed into doing your will. You'll leave the workshop with a pattern language for constructing elegant and robust text operations -- or magic if you prefer. Drew was an articulate teacher and he effortlessly illuminated subtle distinctions that had eluded me during a previous year of full time Vim usage. All in all well worth the time and money.
Any other questions?
Get in touch with drew at vimcasts dot org if you have any further questions.