A while ago, after reading about some of the meetups organized by VimBerlin and VimLondon, I started wondering if there would be any interest in a similar group for Belgium / Antwerp. Today I asked the question on Twitter and I'd like to ask it here again:
Would there be any interest in a Belgian or Antwerp usergroup for Vim with regular meetups?
Since there are already some good communities for Vim online, such as the vim_use mailinglist, I don't want to start an online community. The idea would be to organize a meetup every once in a while. At first 2 or 3 months, to avoid rushing stuff. During such a meetups we can organize to have a few people give short (15 - 30 minutes) talks about a specific topic related to Vim. These talks can cover a very wide range of topics. such as:
- core Vim commands (for new users)
- more exotic commands (such as advanced
- a presentation of a specific plugin
- how to efficiently navigate code
- how to integrate with other specific tools
Just to name a few. Ideally we can offer a balance between introduction-level talks, more advanced topics for the average Vim user, to some really hard-core topics.
A good start would be to have a few people who want to give a short talk and one longer so that we can fill one or two hours with talks. Combined with some likely discussion afterwards and some drinks I think that could certainly result in an interesting evening.
So: Please let me know if you are interested in joining such a meetup and if you want to do a short (or longer) talk about any topic related to Vim. Just add a comment to this blogpost or send me a tweet: @teranex or you can find me at FOSDEM on Saturday and Sunday.
If there is interest I will organize the first evening (and probably give one of the talks) in one or two months. As for a location, that's no problem as we can use the Inuits office (Antwerp) with room for at least 30 people.
Update: As a first step, I created the @VimBelgium Twitter account to communicate about the meetups. I'll also post some useful tips from time to time. So if you are interested in the concept, please follow @VimBelgium on Twitter.