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Paul Fenwick

Freedom Loving Scientist at National Rick Astley Hotline


Manage all your tasks with TaskWarrior
Friday 16:35 - 17:20

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TaskWarrior is a free, open source, cross-platform command-line tool for managing tasks. TaskWarrior is extremely extensible, flexible, and suits a diverse range of workflows. We'll examine how to use TaskWarrior to manage all your tasks, and how to configure it so your to-do list remains manageable even when your task list gets large.

In particular, we will examine:

  • Getting started with a simple workflow
  • Setting up useful reports
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Integration with Github, JIRA, Gmail, and Trello (and more!)
  • Putting your task-list in your shell prompt
  • Writing your own TaskWarrior extensions


Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences worldwide.

Paul was awarded the 2013 O'Reilly Open Source award, and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community.

As a Freedom Loving Scientist, Paul's goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free.