Git - The stupid content tracker

For the October meeting, Robert Boone gave a presentation on the git distributed version control system. He also answered questions from the audience.

In addition to explaining the mechanics of working with git, Robert spent a fair amount of time helping the audience to understand the reasons for using a distributed version control system and the general flow of working with one.

Most of the audience was very comfortable with more traditional, non-distributed version control systems, like Subversion or CVS. Despite initial skepticism, by the end of the talk the audience appeared convinced that they should give git a try.

The slides for Robert's talk are available as HTML.