Sable Seminar Series: Talk 2 Git

Ismail Badawi

Sept. 23, 2014, 2:08 p.m. - Sept. 23, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

McConnell Eng. room 320

Git is a version control system that has been gaining in popularity, but it has a reputation for a steep learning curve and an intimidating command line interface. In order to avoid having to memorize arcane incantations to make git do what we want, it can be beneficial to learn to reason about how git actually works. This presentation will be in equal parts theoretical and practical. To keep things computer sciencey we'll talk about git's underlying data model and how git does what it does, but there will be illustrative live demos throughout, so if you've never used git, you should walk away with a working knowledge of how the most common commands are used, in addition to a high-level picture of how the whole thing works.