A Plumber’s Guide to Git


Hello Pythonistas,

We are very fortunate to have Alex Chan (@alexwlchan), software developer at @wellcometrust and member of the PyConUK team kindly giving us a talk and workshop on the inner workings of GIT.

Git is a key part of many modern development workflows. It's incredibly powerful, but its complexity and idiosyncratic user interface means we often treat it as a magic black box. How does it actually work?

When we understand our tools, we become more confident and effective users. In this workshop, we'll take a low-level look at how Git works under the hood.

We'll use Git plumbing commands to reproduce a typical Git workflow (add, commit, branch, and so on) -- and peer inside the .git directory to see what's really going on. Along the way, we'll answer questions like:

* Where does Git store information? And how?
* What really happens when you run git commit?
* What's behind a branch?

Familiarity with basic Git will be helpful.

You'll need your own laptop, with Git and a text editor installed. We'll be using Git on the command line, not in a GUI.

There will be refreshments available on the night kindly provided by Reqiva.

Hope to see you all there!