[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: git!

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Aug 7 22:04:09 EDT 2015

The version control wars are over. Git has won. Subversion has been
crushed under git's mighty feet. Bazaar has been exiled to Launchpad
and the freak exhibit. Mercurial puts up token resistance, but its
splinter cells are being hunted down and brought to swift, merciless
justice: Bitbucket has been breached. Git has won. (Don't tell Mozilla.) 

In addition to cheap branches and distributed source control
workflows, git is used to store configuration files, manage multimedia
repositories, and do backups.  Tech employers demand github portfolios
as a precondition for applying to jobs (because centralizing
distributed version control into a proprietary service that can
disable accounts arbitrarily makes good business sense). If you are a
data researcher GitXiv is the place to be. For those who have
treasonously clung to other version control systems -- or those who
haven't gotten around to using version control at all -- it is time to
assimilate. Field Marshal Andrew Sullivan Cant will be conducting an
entry-level introduction to git and its uses.  All subjects in need of
git (re)education shall report to the KWLUG chambers at 19:00 hours.
Maybe we will even learn why git (v needs 138 commands, and
what they all do.

In addition to Monday's congress, all subjects are duly informed that
local makers are putting on a Maker Expo on September 19 (which is a
while away, but the next KWLUG transmission is pretty close to the
event). It will be held at City Hall and feature a lot of neat
displays by a lot of makers, all of whom (no doubt) are loyal
practitioners of git. More information and opportunities to get
involved are at http://makerexpo.ca . 

All subjects are also duly informed that the second month of Waterloo
Region's Year of Code is underway, and that all subjects who are
looking for an opportunity to practice their use of git would be well
advised to take advantage of the many events this organization is
running. There are activities for kids, teens, and even older
programmers. Learn more at http://yocwr.ca . 

The KWLUG chambers are at the usual location: 

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North
(at the corner of Victoria and Weber) 

Subjects requiring directions or pictorial guidance of the location
should visit http://kwlug.org/sjk 

The chambers shall be accessible at 18:30 hours, and recruits to help
set up get commit rights to the glorious karmic repository.



- Paul 

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