EmacsConf2021: A few talks I can't wait to watch
As EmacsConf2021 is packed with interesting talks, I won’t be including all of the talks I hope to watch here but those that are aligned with topics I cover on this blog. I’ve tried to keep this short!
For each, I list one reason I’m interested. The list is in order of where the talks appear on the schedule.
- The True Frownies are the Friends We Made Along the Way: An Anecdote of Emacs’s Malleability, Case Duckworth
- Learning other reasons to promote Emacs among my non-Emacs using friends
- GNU’s Not UNIX: Why Emacs Demonstrates The UNIX Philosophy Isn’t Always The Only Answer, Daniel Rose
- The talk considers computational philosophies in technical terms.
- Emacs and Motesorri Philosophy, Grant Shangreaux
- Montessori principles have been studied and implemented – if secretly – by so many good teachers I know and it is always good to refresh general principles.
- Manual Package Management in The Era of Repositories – Why and How, Dhavan
- I have already run into problems with packages but my hack was to Marie Kondo my init as opposed to find a better solution.
- telega.el and the Emacs community on Telegram, Gabriele Bozzola and Evgeny Zajcevdt
- This is a great example of a networked learning approach to communications and listening to this talk is sure to inspire some Rheingoldian ideas on how to build communities with digital tools
- How to help Emacs maintainers?, Bastien Guerry
- Bastien is the former org-father; also, I want to learn more about what maintainers do – it is also thanks to them that we get to enjoy Emacs!
- One effective CS grad student workflow, Greg Coladonato
- A great opportunity to think through someone else’s academic workflow, even if in another discipline – though I hope that, too, will give me insight into my own programming learning.
- Creating technical API documentation and presentations using org-babel, restclient, and org-treeslide, Jan Ypma
- Will show a use-case of org-babel that I think will be relevant to me at some point in the future as I am also interested in the various possibilities Emacs gives to presenting technical documentation
- Managing a research workflow (bibliographies, note-taking, and arXiv), Ahmed Khaled
- I am thinking about changing my own research workflow.
- Babel for academics, Asilata Bapat
- This talk will help me think about more immediate Babel implementations directly relevant to my work now
- Budgeting, Project Monitoring and Invoicing with Org Mode, Adolfo Villafiorita
- I don’t use Emacs for this yet and am really excited that I can listen to discussion of an implementation before I begin
- Imaginary Programming, Shane Mulligan.
- Mulligan was interested in using GPT-3 in Emacs. I am interested in the thinking of this programmer.