Location: Room 309- 310 Audience level: Novice
Few tools have changed the way I work as much as the git source control system. Its distributed nature and lightweight branching and merging have made it possible for me to massage my code base in ways I couldn’t have even imagined before using git.
However, git has a reputation for being hard to learn. Because of its rather different approach to source control issues, many of the techniques we have learned in other source control systems do not translate cleanly when using git.
In this workshop we take two approaches to dealing with the whole “fear of git” issue. First, we explain git from first principles by using an easy to understand, step by step model that leaves nothing to fear. Second, we actually use git in more or less real situations, and become familiar with the tool by using it.
So, whether you are a complete newcomer to git, or have been using it a while but would like a deeper understanding, this workshop is for you.
Attendees of this workshop should bring a wifi-enabled laptop with Git installed and ready to go.
Jim Weirich is the Chief Scientist for EdgeCase LLC, a Rails development firm located in Columbus Ohio. Jim has over twenty-five years of experience in software development. He has worked with real-time data systems for testing jet engines, networking software for information systems, and image processing software for the financial industry. Jim is active in the Ruby community and has contributed to several Ruby projects, including the Rake build system and the RubyGems package software.
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