Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Learn Zim

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Akamai CRC
The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.


Learn Zim: The Free Replacement for Evernote and Solution to Chaos in Your Life


Zim ( [] is a desktop wiki and a wonderful piece of free software that competes well with proprietary alternatives like Evernote.

As we get ready to head into 2014, why not use Zim to bring some order to our lives? Zim can be used as a topic-based notebook, organizer, document editor, journal, collection manager, and more.

We're fortunate to have Brendan Kidwell as our speaker. Brendan will start his talk with an introduction to Zim, followed by an overview of use cases, with a series of short demos about solving particular problems like:

  • task tracking
  • diary
  • drafting a paper
  • making a web site
  • syncing notebooks across computers

and more!

Based on audience interest, Brendan can also answer questions about his experience building a Windows installer for the app and contributing to this free software project.


  1. Directions to Akamai Boston
  2. Zim Wiki home page

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