[TriLUG-announce] Nov 8 Meeting: The fundamentals of git usage and internals

Bill Farrow bill at arrowsreach.com
Fri Nov 2 13:12:52 EDT 2012

Topic: The fundamentals of git usage and internals
Presenter: Jimmy Thrasher
When: Thursday, November 8, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Webpage: http://trilug.org/2012-11-08/git

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system
designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with
speed and efficiency. Git was initially designed and developed by
Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development; it has since been adopted
by many other projects. Website: http://git-scm.com

Git is a powerful tool that suffers from an abstruse and leaky user
interface and a somewhat steep learning curve. Using git effectively
requires a working knowledge of how it functions. In this talk you
will learn the very basics of using git along with what is happening
under the hood while you use it.

Jimmy has been programming since he was 7 or so and is currently a
freelance Rails and iOS developer. He has been using git since 2006
and depends very heavily on it for everything from production and
side-project code to configuration. When not programming, he spends
time with his family, attending church, helping to run a small
classical Christian school in Mebane (Mebbin, not Meebane), and
collecting hobbies. His superpower is spewing out useless trivia at
tangents to the current conversation. Did you know that North Carolina
has more varieties of fungus than any of the other
lower 48 states?

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