by Alexander Swen

Works in IT for ~15 years. Started at a Windows/Citrix helpdesk, deployed software on lots of Citrix farms and installed some Windows networks. Got frustrated by instability and therefore switched to Linux. Since that switch he enjoys his job.
Alex is married and father of a boy and two girls and lives in Lochem in the Netherlands.
Nowadays works as Linux admin for Nedap in Groenlo.

As Linux administration involves a lot of text editing Vim is an important powertool for Alex. He enjoys learning new methods and ways of editing every day.

No video of the event yet, sorry! Meanwhile...

A 3 hour workshop that aims to let attendees understand the structure of Vim and touches all important aspects of a beautifull and state of the art text editor. Working with Linux, developing code involves lots of text editing. Everyone knows the tool Vim and a lot of people also know that is as powerful as hard to learn. For a lot of people that is a reason to stay on another editor or only do basic stuff in Vim.
This workshop (participants have to do things themselves) explains the structure of Vim and creates a base on which each participant can create his own structure. After following this workshop participant have a clear understanding of the different Vim modes and commands and they are able to work faster than in any other editor. Learning new tricks is way easier after following this workshop.

Each participant should bring a laptop with a version of vim installed and have a clone of this git repo: https://github.com/aswen/vim-workshop before the start of the workshop so we don't waste everyone's time on this kind of work.

Should you not have git installed on your laptop than you can download the course material as a zip: https://github.com/aswen/vim-workshop/archive/master.zip

The workshop takes 3 hours and there will be a break somewhere halfway.

Maximum 12 participants per track.

2015 May 3 09:30
3 h
Third room
openSUSE Conference
Development, Technology & Security