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Nov. 26 - Curtis Badke - Introduction to Git

  • Nov 26, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Centennial Room (Basement), Edmonton Public Library

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5:30-6:00pm Food 
6:00-8:00pm Speaker: Curtis Badke - Introduction to Git

Speaker Bio:  

Curtis is an Edmonton based software developer who is particularly passionate about software craftsmanship and automation. He has worked as a research developer at the UofA, built communication software for the industrial control industry and is currently working at DevFacto primarily doing web development, promoting best practices and organizing training. You can find Curtis around Edmonton running the Pluralsight study group as well as frequently organizing Code Retreats.


Git has taken the development world by storm. Sites like Github have become THE central points for open source development. TFS 2012 supports it. Azure can deploy using it. It's not just for Linux kernel developers anymore!

This talk is an introduction to Git. I assume that you are coming with some experience with a central source control system like TFS or Subversion and will teach about how distributed source control works in general and dive into how Git works specifically. By the end of it all you should have a basic idea of how to get started with Git, what tools I recommend for Windows users and recommendations for where to learn more!


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  • Matthias O.

    Another great presentation by Curtis Badke! Thanks a bunch Curtis! It was also good to catch up with people I hadn't seen in a bit. Will definitely attend upcoming sessions. Keep up the good work!

    November 26, 2013

    • Curtis B.

      Thanks Matthias. Hopefully I answered your question on local vs remote repositories. If not, feel free to hit me up here or on twitter!

      November 27, 2013

    • Matthias O.

      Absolutely! You were more than thorough. Thanks again!

      November 27, 2013

  • Curtis B.

    I've put up my slides and a bunch of links over on GitHub. That repository also has some of the example checkins (slightly cleaned up) from the talk. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    November 27, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Great presenter. Really know the ins and outs of GIT.

    November 27, 2013

  • Matthias O.

    Looking forward to this talk! Curtis is a great presenter and knows what he's talking about! See you all there.

    November 6, 2013

    • Matthias O.

      Putting you right on the spot ;-) Could you go into the difference of local and shared Gits and when you use what... That always confused me :) Thanks

      November 6, 2013

    • Curtis B.

      I'm not 100% sure what you mean but I have a feeling that I'll be addressing that during my talk. After my demos I'll call on you to see if I've cleared this up for you.

      November 12, 2013

  • Musi A.

    I agree with Kevin. I just start using Git. If a user is editing part of a project and some others work on different parts. How could you merge the the project at the end? Or while you are working on a project, your team member pushed a new version of the project, how could you pull it to local without affecting what you have developed so far. Looking forward to the meeting. Thanks

    October 31, 2013

    • Curtis B.

      Sounds good. I will make sure to explain fetching and merging.

      October 31, 2013

  • Kevin F.

    As my opinion, Git is easy to use by the single developer rather than a team. I'm interested how to use Git in team work. It will be grateful if introducing some useful user cases.

    October 30, 2013

  • Curtis B.

    Hey folks! Is there anything in particular you would like me to try to answer for you in terms of Git? This talk is targeted at the beginner but I'd be happy to work in answers to any specific questions if you have them!

    October 29, 2013

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