Memphis Python User Group

I'm happy to announce our guest speaker, Matt Makai. Join us as he talks about Development workflows with Github. I'm also happy to announce that this month's meeting is sponsored by the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and FedEx Institute of Technology.

Parking: Park in the parking garage right across from the FedEx Institute.

Room: Meet in Room 405

Github Development Team Workflows
What are the strengths and weaknesses of using Github for varying
development team configurations? This talk will cover topics such as
creating a canonical repository to have development team members fork
from, handling code reviews through pull requests, and creating
separate branches for testing and production deployments. This
programming language-agnostic talk draws upon work with both
co-located and geographically dispersed teams at the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau, the George Washington University, and
Motley Fool, some of which was recently covered in an article by Wired
(http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/01/hack-the-government/).

About the Speaker
Matt Makai is a traveling software developer visiting thirty cities in
five months from March through August 2013. He remotely develops
software with Python for two clients: the Motley Fool and George
Washington University. He has previously developed software for the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Marriott International, the FBI,
Department of Defense, and Freddie Mac. In addition to his undergrad
Computer Science B.S. from James Madison University, Matt has an M.S.
in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in
Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia.
Matt writes two blogs, one on software development and
entrepreneurship at http://www.mattmakai.com/ and another on his
current Coding Across America trip around the United States to visit
with technology companies at http://www.codingacrossamerica.com/.

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    Forgot that I had a birthday to go to.

    March 15, 2013

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