[emacs-berlin] One year anniversary

Chris Berkhout chrisberkhout at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 16:35:28 UTC 2015

Sounds good!

PS. A quote I read yesterday:

If your text editor can defeat you at chess, it might be a bit
— Jon Cruz at SCALE 13x, reflecting on the power of Emacs.

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:55 PM, Arne Brasseur <arne.brasseur at gmail.com>

> Hello Emacsarians,
> On 27 March 2014 a handful of people got together at the former Travis
> Office at Moritzplatz for the very first Emacs Berlin meetup. Here are the
> notes of what we did that day [1]
> This means that our next meetup on 25 March 2015 will be our one year
> anniversary. Yay \o/
> Because of this I'd like to make a little more effort to make this a great
> day, and to invite some people that maybe haven't found the way to our
> little corner of the geekyverse yet.
> Here's what I'm thinking
> - prepare an "introduction to Emacs" talk, suitable for people coming from
> Notepad, so to speak. I'm happy to do this, I'd also be very happy to get
> some help with this :) raise your hand if this sounds like your kind of
> thing
> - do some lightning talks in the 5 min + 5 min Q&A format. This doesn't
> have to be a lot of effort to prepare, and it could be a great follow-up
> after the introduction to zoom in on specific things, a mode, package,
> feature you really like. So, let us know what topic you feel like covering!
> Again, this isn't much work to prepare, you'd be amazed how fast 5 minutes
> go by. Also don't think any topic is "too basic".
> - ask everybody who attended before to invite a friend, in particular
> someone who doesn't fit the mold of the average attendee so far. One year
> in we really should start thinking about diversity more, and a little
> affirmative action can go a long way. It'll be a very beginner-friendly
> edition, we'll make it extra clear on the website and on the announcement
> that we aim to create a safe and welcoming space, and we'll make double
> sure there will be drinks and snacks to sweeten the deal :)
> What do you think?
> Arne
> [1]: http://emacs-berlin.org/20140327.html
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