Strange Loop

Git Foundations

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 called Git. But don't take my word for it. Discover the joy of a version control system that works for you, not against you, in a 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 can be. After completing this workshop you'll be able to do practical work with Git for your day job or weekend OSS hobby.

Highlights of this workshop include:

Matthew McCullough

Matthew McCullough


Matthew McCullough is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a US consultancy. Matthew is a trainer for, author of the Git Master Class series for O'Reilly, speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, including the Git RefCard, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group. His current topics of research center around project automation: build tools (Gradle, Leiningen, Maven, Ant), distributed version control (Git), Continuous Integration (Jenkins) and Quality Metrics (Sonar).