Distributed version control is all the rage these days, but is it worth it? It has been transformative for the dozens of organizations and thousands of developers that I’ve mentored on the unique implementation named Git, and its corresponding social coding site, GitHub. But don’t take my word for it...
Discover the joy of a version control system that works for you, not against you, via this hands-on workshop. Bring a Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop and we’ll install, set up, use, and bend Git into workflows that weren’t even possible with the version control systems of yesteryear. Be prepared to rethink how lightweight, fast, and refreshing source code control and distributed collaboration can be.
Git and GitHub proficiency are increasingly employer-requested skills, so join us for a knowledge-boosting introduction to this incredible set of tools. After completing this workshop you’ll be able to do practical work with Git and GitHub for your day job or weekend OSS hobby.
•Basic knowledge about a version control system, whether that be Subversion, CVS, Perforce, StarTeam, SourceSafe, ClearCase or any similar product.
•Basic use of the command line, whether in Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, or UNIX.
•A laptop computer with Windows, Mac OSX (Snow Leopard or Lion), or Linux
•Administrator privileges on the laptop
Matthew McCullough, VP of Training for GitHub.com, is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of a US consultancy. Matthew is a contributing author to the Gradle, Jenkins and O'Reilly Git books, creator of the Git Master Class series for O'Reilly, speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour, author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, including the Git RefCard, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.
Peter Bell is SVP Engineering/Senior Fellow at General Assembly. He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour. He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.