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Office Hour with Emma Jane Westby (Freelance)

Emma Jane Westby (UN-OCHA)
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table C)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)

Git can be frustrating and opaque. It’s not you, it’s Git. Come ask questions about making Git work for you instead of feeling stuck in a detached HEAD state. Emma Jane will talk about the following:

  • Upgrading from a centralized system, to a distributed work flow
  • Improving team efficiencies with the right branching strategy (Gitflow? Github flow? something else?)
  • Tips for teaching your junior dev/designer/project manager/cat how to use Git
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Emma Jane Westby


Emma Jane Westby (née Hogbin) 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. Emma has been teaching internet technology since 2002, and is the author of Front End Drupal and Drupal User’s Guide. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @emmajanehw.