Advanced Git tutorial: Not your average VCS.

Accepted Session
Long form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 3:50 – 5:35pm in Fremont


Do you know the basics of Git but wonder what all the hype is about? Do you want the ultimate control over your Git history? This tutorial will walk you through the basics of committing changes before diving into the more advanced and "dangerous" Git commands.


Git is an open source, distributed version control system used to track many different projects. You can use it to manage anything from a personal notes directory to a multi-programmer project.

This tutorial provides a short walk through of basic git commands and the Git philosophy to project management. Then we’ll dive into an exploration of the more advanced and “dangerous” Git commands. Watch as we rewrite our repository history, track bugs down to a specific commit, and untangle commits into an LKML-worthy patchset.

Speaking experience


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    Sarah Sharp



    Sarah Sharp is a Linux Kernel hacker at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Portland State Aerospace Society, an open source/open hardware group that builds amateur rockets. Sarah is also a member of Portland’s Code ’N Splode group.

    Sarah has used git in many projects for two years: her wedding wiki, blog, Linux kernel projects, and keeping track of her home directory.