Please sign up to the waiting list if you don't manage to get one of this first batch of tickets. If enough people sign up, then I'll try to schedule another workshop, or I may increase the class size. In either case, the people on the waiting list will be the first to hear about it.
There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream – Charles Kingsley
What will I learn?
In Vim, we can duplicate a line from normal mode, insert mode, or with an Ex command. But which is best?
In this masterclass, we’ll work through a series of exercises, finding at least two solutions to every problem. In response to the question “which is best?” we’ll see that the answer is always: “it depends”.
Vim is optimized for repetition. We’ll study a few examples of how to use the dot command to repeat the last change. Then we’ll develop a strategy for composing repeatable changes, and meet the optimal Dot Formula: a two step solution with a thousand uses.
To level the playing field, we’ll be using bare Vim (not vi - we’re not savages). You’ll be asked to leave your .vimrc at the door.
The material is presented as a series of interactive lessons, picking up where the Vimtutor left off. It will tie in with my book, Practical Vim. You can find out more about the lesson format on my blog.
Is it for me?
This workshop is not for the Vim novice. It is assumed that you are at least familiar with the basics. Nor is it for the Vim master. If you already use the :normal Ex command daily, and compose recursive macro quines for fun, then I can’t promise to teach you anything new.
This workshop is aimed at the intermediate user. Come and see how Vim can blow your mind (or your money back).
How much does it cost?
£50 is roughly equivalent to €63 (subject to fluctuations in EUR/GBP exchange rate). The workshop lasts 3 hours. For a limited period, you can purchase a ticket for £40 by entering this coupon code: earlybird
Why is the price listed in British Sterling? Good question! EventBrite lets me set the price in Euros, Dollars 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 Euros. If you are unable to purchase a ticket for any reason, email me (drew at vimcasts dot org) and we’ll see if we can find another way.
How many people can attend?
Initially, a batch of 12 tickets will be made available. If demand is high, I may consider increasing the class size, or even scheduling a second workshop. Sign up to the waiting list if you want first dibs on the next batch of tickets.
Where is it happening?
The workshop will be hosted by the good people at Applicake.
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.
Any other questions?
Get in touch with drew at vimcasts dot org if you have any further questions.