Date: 11/1/2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Pervasive Software, 12365-B Riata Trace Parkway
Speaker: Cheng Leong

Better Living Through Git

Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS) provide several features over centralized version control that can help you deal with the complexity inherent in modern software development. In this talk, we will contrast Git, a popular DVCS, with Subversion. We will discuss Git’s object model and contrast it with Subversion’s model in a few common scenarios: sharing a version with others, resolving an incoming version conflict, applying a single change to multiple branches, and managing merges between branches. We will illustrate how developers and business stakeholders can proactively manage risks through tactical and strategic use of Git features, and give guidance for when to use each technique.

Find the slides from the presentation here

Speaker Bio

Cheng Leong has developed software for a dozen companies over the last 17 years. Last year he became a Certified Scrum Master and development manager, then spent the rest of the year converting his team from Scrum to Lean, identifying people’s strengths by day, and planning the migration of NetSpend’s Subversion repository to Git by night. This year he has returned to his own personal strength, developing software, and is now happily recovering.

Outside of work, he commutes by bicycle weekly, plays ultimate sometimes, organizes a Rice Austin happy hour monthly, and volunteers with Austin Software Mentorship to discuss professional software development with UT students.

Cost: Free
Directions: Riata Trace Parkway is between Duval and Oak Knoll off 183. From 183: exit Oak Knoll Drive, turn right at Riata Trace Parkway. 12365-B is 0.8 miles on right
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