VimConf 2018

at Fujisoft Akiba Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Nov 24, 2018

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VimConf is a place to share your love of Vim to everyone

VimConf is an international Vim conference to share your passion about a text editor Vim.

Tell us how do you love Vim, what do you want to achieve with Vim, what practical Vim plugins you want to introduce, or even crazy ones -- there's no technical limit what to share.

Express your Vim knowledge, skill, research, experience, and love. That's what VimConf is for.

VimConf はあなたの Vim 愛を皆とシェアする場所

VimConf はテキストエディタ Vim に掛けるあなたの熱い思いを共有する為のカンファレンスです。

発表内容には技術的な制約はありません。あなたがどれだけ Vim が好きか、Vim でどんな事をしたいのか。便利なプラグインを紹介するのも良し。クレイジーなプラグインの紹介も良し。

あなたの Vim 愛を披露する場所が VimConf なのです。ぜひ VimConf に参加してあなたの Vim 愛をシェアして下さい。


Bram Moolenaar

The author of Vim

Bram Moolenaar is the creator and maintainer of Vim, a popular text editor. It comes installed with every Mac and Linux computer and is available for almost every computer system. After studying electronics and inventing parts of digital copying machines Bram decided that creating open source software was more useful and fun, so he worked on that exclusively for several years. He currently works for Google, one of the few companies that embrace open source software. In between he did volunteer work at a project in Uganda and is still helping poor children there through the ICCF foundation (

Yasuhiro Matsumoto

also known as mattn

A programmer that contributes to Vim, Go, and many other OSS(s). Has over 1,400 GitHub repositories. Many his patches were sent to vim-dev and adopted. He mainly focus solving issues on Windows related. Recently, he wrote a patch to support Windows for :terminal and job/channel. Maintainer of twitvim, emmet-vim, ctrlp-vim, previm, vital-vim, or many Vim plugins. In Japan, He write serial articles about Vim in monthly magazine.

Tatsuhiro Ujihisa

Link to GitHub account Link to Twitter account

He is just a programmer who writes Ruby, Vim script, Scala, Clojure, and couple others. What makes him a little bit different is that he uses Vim for over 20 years to live, and organizes couple of Vim communities, including founding this VimConf back in 2013. His major contribution to Vim is to create and maintain vital.vim, the comprehensive Vim utility functions for Vim plugins.

He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan and working at Quipper Ltd. Back then he lived in Vancouver, Canada, and he's going to move back there within a year. Besides programming, he worked on baking breads 🥖, and is focusing on preprocessing and cook fish 🔪🐟 recently.


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A server side engineer from a test engineer. Used Vim for various purposes in various environments, such as editing and viewing text or sometimes as a bit of tools on Windows, Linux and Mac. Currently, using Vim for daily works for developing a game platform with Google App Engine and Go.

OKURA Masafumi

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He's been doing Ruby/Rails development over the past five years with some experience of development with Go. He started using Vim just when he started his professional carrier, and is still learning to master Vim. While most of the time he uses Vim for application development, sometimes he does system administration work, and Vim really helps him to achieve goals efficiently. He thinks Vim is a daily power tools for every type of developer.


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Software engineer at Tokyo. Hobby OSS developer. Interested in tools for programming such as programming languages (compilers, runtimes & specs) or text editors.
Creator of NyaoVim (Neovim frontend built on Electron and Web Components) and 70+ Vim plugins. Maintainer of Neovim Node.js binding, 'wast' filetype in Vim runtime, and vital.vim. My current project is vim.wasm; Vim editor ported to WebAssembly.


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Vim user from 2011. Web programmer in pixiv Inc, and current maintainer of Emacs PHP Mode.


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Software engineer who used to study biology in postgraduate course. He has been using Vim about 10 years for daily work and is addicted to it. He helps people to make Vim plugins by development of vital.vim modules, a Vim script library produced by vim-jp. He developed and maintains Vim related plugins such as jupyter-vim-binding, gina.vim, suda.vim, gista.vim, and a lot more.


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Software Engineer in London, having studied medicine in a past life, currently working with Typescript and NodeJS. Vim fanatic using vim for all my editing needs, Collaborator on Onivim, a project aimed at breaking Vim free of terminal limitations

Content Speaker Language
09:30 - 10:00 Reception
10:00 - 10:10 Opening mopp English
10:10 - 11:00 Keynote - T.B.D. mattn Japanese
11:00 - 11:10 Short break
11:10 - 12:10 Keynote - T.B.D. Bram Moolenaar English
12:10 - 13:10 Lunch break
13:10 - 13:40 Migrating plugins to standard features daisuzu Japanese
13:40 - 14:10 Modes Tatsuhiro Ujihisa English
14:10 - 14:20 Short break
14:20 - 14:40 A day in the life of (ordinary) Vimmer OKURA Masafumi English
14:40 - 15:00 Modern editor-independent development environment for PHP USAMI Kenta Japanese
15:00 - 15:30 Effective Modern Vim scripting Alisue English
15:30 - 15:40 Short break
15:40 - 16:10 Oni - The GUI-fication of Neovim Akin English
16:10 - 16:40 Vim ported to WebAssembly rhysd Japanese
16:40 - 17:15 Lightning Talks (6 Speakers) Mixed
17:15 - 17:25 Closing mopp English
17:30 - 19:30 After party
.vimconf.swp is an official VimConf 2018 event. This meetup asks the Vim hackers who's talk proposals weren't accepted (i.e. rejected) to talk, and also the VimConf staff to talk about VimConf 2018 itself. If you know about RejectKaigi for RubyKaigi it's probably easy to understand what the concept is. This is not part of this international Vim conference VimConf 2018 itself, but this is hosted by some of VimConf 2018 staff.









I love Vim!
Tetsuya Ito
Happy Vim Life!
I'm so excited!
Vim changed my life!

Q. What's the official Twitter hashtag?


Tatsuhiro Ujihisa


Created this webpage. Created aomoriringo's profile avatar. Published some VimConf official blog posts. He has been using Vim for about 20 years.

Taro Muraoka

also known as KaoriYa

Legendary developer of Vim. Managed vimconf overall. He wrote many patches to fix Vim issues on Windows. ex: DirectX drawing. And he provide kaoriya-vim which is a patched version of Vim.



Famous creator of Vim plugins. Creator of vim-quickrun, vim-themis, etc. Meguro.vim organizer



A key player of staff of vimconf. He will be exciting vimconf as a staff this year too.



MC of vimconf 2017. He has been using Vim for about 6 years. The main vim activities are to custimize Vim, create plugin and send PRs to plugin.

Yasuhiro Matsumoto

also known as mattn

Maintained this web site. He has been using Vim for about 20 years.



Creator of vim-quickhl. He make Atom extension atom-vim-mode-plus that improve vim-mode.



Yokohama.vim organizer