July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Emma Jane Westby

Emma Jane Westby
Project Manager (Technical Platforms), UN-OCHA

Website | @emmajanehw

Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is an internationally renowned open source software advocate, technical author, and teacher. In January 2010 she was recognized by The Google Diversity Programme for her efforts in increasing female participation in software development. She is a frequent speaker at open source conferences in Canada, US, and Europe and has volunteered for several open source projects, including Drupal, The Linux Documentation Project, and Ubuntu.

In addition to her engaging conference presentations, Emma has also worked as a technical college instructor, as a curriculum developer, and has successfully run her own training business. Emma has been teaching internet technology since 2002, and is the author of Front End Drupal and Drupal User’s Guide.

Emma encourages non-traditional participation in technology through craft and believes that everyone is capable of mastering the tools that surround them. To help engage new ways of participating in technology, she open-sourced one of her knitting patterns so that you can make your very own Drupal Socks (as featured in CRAFTzine). You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @emmajanehw.

Sessions

1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/21/2015
Foundations Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (UN-OCHA)
You've dabbled a little in version control using Git. You can follow along with the various tutorials you've found online. But now you've been asked to implement a work flow strategy and you're not really sure how (or where) to start. You have a lot of choices, we'll help you pick the right one for your project. Read more.
2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Foundations Portland 251
Emma Jane Westby (UN-OCHA)
You've decided to level up your Git skills and have heard that rebasing is where it's at. In this session we'll talk about: WHY rebasing can make it easier to untangle your project's history; WHEN you should use rebase; WHAT rebasing actually does to your repository; and HOW it actually looks when things go right (and how to recover when things go wrong). Read more.
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Foundations Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (UN-OCHA)
You've decided to level up your Git skills and have heard that rebasing is where it's at. In this session we'll talk about: WHY rebasing can make it easier to untangle your project's history; WHEN you should use rebase; WHAT rebasing actually does to your repository; and HOW it actually looks when things go right (and how to recover when things go wrong). Read more.