Monthly Archives: February 2009

February PLUG Meeting: Git

Date: February 11th, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Omniture, Inc.


Barry Roberts will be our presenter this month. He will be discussing the Git Version Control System. From Barry…

I’ve been a programmer and sometimes sysadmin for Xactware Solutions for
over 13 years. I program in Java, groovy, Python, Perl, bash and C#.
Shockingly, the division I work for has become an island of Linux in a
sea of Windows servers. I’ve been researching replacing CVS for over 5
years now. Last April, I helped all our developers and testers switch
to Git. I’ve been the internal support person for Linux and Windows git
clients since then.

In this presentation I hope to use concrete examples and experience to
convince every programmer that not using git is shortening your life,
frightening your children, and contributing to the current economic
malaise. We will also look at some cool git-related tools including a
cross-platform gui I’ve done some minor hacking on to keep Windows users

Based on discussions from our last meeting, there is bound to be a lot of interest in git. We hope to see you all there!

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