Baltimore Vim Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why do you have a link to "ICCF Holland"?
Vim is self-described as "charityware", which means that if you want to support its development, they ask that you donate to a worthy cause, and ICCF Holland is that cause. It funds both health services and schooling for children in need in Uganda. There's lots of information on their page, we encourage you to check it out!
What should I bring to Meetups?
Yourself! You don't need to bring anything, though if you have some way to take notes (a notepad will do), that could help you remember anything cool you learn. And, if you've got a laptop available to try things out, it could be even easier to learn. But talks should ideally be given in such a way that all you have to do is show up!
Can I help support the group?
For the time being, the group is small enough, and our venue accomodating enough, that our expenses are taken care of. If you'd like to help support Vim in Baltimore, there are two main things you can do:
If you need some help picking out a talk topic, check here. If you're worried about whether you should give a talk, check below:
What qualifications do I need to give a talk?
You need to answer the following question with a "yes": Do you want to give a talk?
We'd like to hear from anyone who'd like to share some knowledge. You don't need to have given any other talks, or have any specific certifications or degrees.
Who's organizing/sponsoring this Meetup?
Meetings are organized by Stephen Belcher (@sycobuny on GitHub). Born in Massachussetts but raised in Baltimore, Stephen has presented at local Perl Mongers meetups as well as being a regular presenter at the annual DC/Baltimore Perl Workshop.
Currently he works as a contractor at the National Institute on Aging in the Biomedical Research Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus in East Baltimore, where he writes programs to support scientific research.
In his spare time he plays his harp, occasionally performing with local orchestra and chamber groups, and spends an unhealthy amount of time rewatching old episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 with his husband.