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All Things Org Mode: PIM, Scientific Writing, Presentation, Programming

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On September 11 2019, there was a community-driven Emacs Org mode event in San Francisco called "All Things Org Mode". Luckily, it got recorded and published. The four speakers were:

  1. John Wiegley: how he is using Org mode in his daily life
  2. Tikhon Jelvis: how to produce nice HTML presentations via org-reveal
  3. Jeff Trull: some helpful findings on babel
  4. John Kitchin: writing scientific documents

I spent many hours with this one hour and 45 minute video. I took notes, did research on things I did not know so far and learned really a lot from it.

If you are interested in Org mode, you want to watch it. Even if you're not an Emacs person, you want to see at least the writing scientific paper part of John in order to get an impression how awesome the Emacs environment could be as a universal tool for generating digital things.

Here are my notes on most important findings, in case you want to go through them. For most readers, my notes are probably not relevant at all:

John Wiegley

Tikhon Jelvis

This is not as detailed as above and mainly refers to my own research afterwards:

Presentations can be exported to PDF via a special print stylesheet. This feature requires that you use Google Chrome or Chromium and to be serving the presentation from a web server. Here's an example of an exported presentation that's been uploaded to SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/hakimel/revealjs-300. [...]

Basically, it has to look like this:

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Jeff Trull

This is even less detailed since for me, babel was nothing new. Nevertheless, there were some new things to me as well:

John Kitchin

Well, this is an eye-opener for any researcher writing scientific papers. Especially if you do like reproducible research, you're going to love it.

Thanks

Thanks to all the speakers and the organizers!


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