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Effective Collaboration on GitHub

Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Brent Beer (GitHub)
Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Location: Salon 14
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)

Workshop Prerequisites

  • Laptop
  • Installed copy of Git 1.8.0 or higher
  • Windows:
  • Mac:
  • Linux:
  • Ability to connect to
  • A GitHub account via

Workshop Description

Come learn ways to effectively begin using GitHub in one short sitting. Ever find a bug in some open source project and wish you could let the maintainer know how to fix it, or wonder what a fork is and how to keep yours up to date? Get up to speed and be able to participate by sending pull requests today!

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Matthew McCullough


Matthew McCullough, Training Pioneer for GitHub, is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of a US consultancy. All of these activities provide him avenues of sharing success stories of leveraging Git and GitHub. Matthew is a contributing author to the Gradle and Jenkins O’Reilly books and creator of the Git Master Class series for O’Reilly. Matthew regularly speaks on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour, is the author of the DZone Git RefCard, and is President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.

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Brent Beer


Brent Beer is a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam, helping bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world. Brent has used Git and GitHub for over five years in university classes and contributions to open source projects and professionally as a web developer. While working as a trainer for GitHub, he also became a published author for O’Reilly.