August 2013 Beginners' Meeting: Emacs

Aug 17 2013 12:30
Aug 17 2013 17:00

VPAC Training Room, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South

"Change your life with Emacs" by Les Kitchen

Les writes: Emacs is one of the great text editors. I use it
every day. Why? It helps me do what I want to do, both in
programming and everyday life. Emacs is programmable (in Emacs
Lisp), and so is immensely flexible, and has a huge number of
extensions. It works on all the computers I use. It can do
things that few other programs can do, like connect to multiple
displays at the same time. In this talk I want to share some of
this with you, especially treating Org-mode (the personal
organizer), and Calc (the advanced calculator), and how Emacs
works with other useful free programs, like X and ssh and git.

A bit about me: Depending on my mood, I'll call myself a hacker
or a computer scientist, or a sometime academic. I've been
using GNU/Linux since 1991 or 1992 (so long ago), and have been
using Emacs for even longer. I've been on the LUV Committee for
a few years now, and currently am Secretary.

General Workshop Area:

At the LUV Beginners' workshop you can come along and work with
Linux enthusiasts to assist you in setting up your system the
way you want. This could include friendly advice on partitions,
distributions, configurations, networking and specific
applications. Bring your laptop!

The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the
Beginners' Workshops. If you are interested in the OLPC (One
Laptop Per Child) project, please come and join in!

VPAC is on the ground floor of Building 91, RMIT, 110 Victoria
Street, Carlton, close to the corner of Swanston and Victoria

It is accessible by all Swanston Street trams and is is near to
Melbourne Central train station.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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