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Emma Jane Hogbin Westby

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

Website | @emmajanehw

Emma Jane Westby (née Hogbin) has been working as a web developer since 1996, and has been participating in FOSS communities for over a decade. She’s authored two books on Drupal (including the ever-popular Front End Drupal), and contributed technical reviews, and articles to many more publications. Passionate about information, and knowledge acquisition, Emma Jane teaches Web-based technologies online, at her local community college, and at conferences around the world. She is well-known in the Drupal community for her Drupal socks and their GPLed pattern. In her spare time, Emma Jane crafts, keeps bees, and likes to drink Scotch. You can find her at


Community | Tools & Techniques
Portland 255
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ***..
(3.72, 18 ratings)
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.
Tools & Techniques
Portland 255
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
You are a clever and talented person. You have architected a system that even my cat could use; your spreadsheet-fu is legendary. Your peers adore you. Your clients love you. But, until now, you haven’t *&^#^! been able to make Git work. It makes you angry inside that you have to ask for help, again, to figure out that *&^#^! command to upload your work. It's not you. It's Git. Promise. Read more.
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table C)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Git can be frustrating and opaque. Don’t worry, 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 upgrading from a centralized system to a distributed workflow and improving team efficiencies with the right branching strategy. She’ll also provide tips for teaching anyone how to use Git. Read more.