Clone A Git Together Into Your Town

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B201


Git is used everywhere, but few structured communities or groups exist. Learn about the PDX Git Together and how to clone this community model into your town.


This talk will elucidate the history and motivation for the PDX Git Together community and predictions for where it is headed in the future. In addition, an easy to follow checklist will be presented for anybody that would like to start a Git community, i.e. spreading the DAG, to a town of their choice.

Part of this checklist is an in-depth introduction to the infrastructure of, which uses Github Pages and Twitter Bootstrap. The website is powered by a Github repository which updates the website every time a new commit is pushed.

This talk does not assume any prior knowledge of Git and will be focused more on how communities can effectively use tools such as Github or BitBucket to self-organize.

Other items on the checklist are how to find a venue for your group and how to choose and codify your community guidelines.

Speaking experience

Jonathan "Duke" Leto is the root commit of the PDX Git Together and has given many presentations about Git, Perl, Twitter, scientific computing, the rise of social coding and various other nerdy things.

This talk has not been given before.