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Monthly Meetup—Introductory Emacs Lisp & ERC

Monday, Apr 7, 2014
7:00 PM

thoughtbot NYC
1st floor of the WeWork at Bryant Park
54 W. 40th St.
New York, NY

Harry Schwartz will be giving an introduction to Emacs Lisp:

Emacs can be thought of as a big Lisp interpreter, so you can’t master Emacs without learning some Emacs Lisp. We’ll be introducing Emacs Lisp by describing its simple syntax, demonstrating a few Lisp functions for manipulating buffers, regions, and strings, writing a few utility functions, and binding those functions to custom keys. By the end of the talk, you should able to do the same.

Eric Collins will be talking about ERC:

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has been a popular P2P messaging system since 1988. Since it uses a text-based interface, it’s a perfect fit for Emacs! We’ll be looking at ERC, the built-in Emacs IRC client and the solution to all our social needs. ERC easily fits into anyone’s workflow and has tons of libraries to make it even more seamless.

Free pizza and beer are courtesy of thoughtbot.