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Jim Moore - Git Internals

Tuliva 2399 Blake St #150 , Denver, CO (map)

This month we have Jim Moore joining us to give a talk on how exactly Git works.

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food  Food, Soda, Beer and Networking.

We are grateful to TEKsystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Tuliva have taken over the beer sponsorship and hosting the location, so a big thanks to them.

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: Git Internals - Jim Moore

Git is a fundamental rethinking of how source code management works. It has long since become the de-facto standard for open-source projects, and is rapidly displacing legacy systems in enterprises as well.

While it can be used like "traditional" source management systems, it can be a little clunky to do so because it's designed to do so much more. Best of all, it's able to do that by being much simpler than prior generations of source code management.

We'll demystify git: it's fundamentally some very basic computer science that allows it to be so flexible. I'll show what's going on with those funny looking revision numbers, interactive rebasing, editing the immutable history, hash-keys and block chains, one-sided merges, etc. It'll then be painfully obvious how they work, enabling you to really take advantage of its power.

This isn't a "This is how to work with git" but rather "This is how git works." In other words, we'll be talking less about the tool and more about the very cool computer science manifested by the tool.

About Jim Moore:

During decades of working at other Fortune 200 companies and startups, Jim Moore ( has designed and built several very large enterprise systems (including one spanning continents and another detecting terrorist threats). A heavy emphasis on automation and testing, especially using open-source, has been an integral part of that, leading him to be a committer-emeritus for the Apache Software Foundation and the Spring Framework. He has spoken at development conferences and active in several user groups, in addition to being a husband and daddy of three very cute little girls.

7:45: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

Books - Provided by O'Reilly Media


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