Git Merge 2017

Presented by GitHub

About Git Merge

Git Merge is the pre-eminent Git-focused conference: a full-day offering technical content and user case studies, plus a day of workshops for Git users of all levels. Git Merge 2017 will take place February 2-3 in Brussels.

Git Merge is dedicated to amplifying new voices in the Git community and to showcasing the most thought-provoking projects from contributors, maintainers and community managers around the world.

Speakers

Additional speakers will be announced soon!

Karen Sandler

Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy

Carlos Martin Nieto

Carlos Martin Nieto

Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub

Durham Goode

Durham Goode

Tech Lead, Source Control, Facebook

Santiago Perez De Rosso

Santiago Perez De Rosso

PhD student, Software Design Group, MIT

Thordur Bjornsson

Thordur Bjornsson

Software Developer, Yubico

Lars Schneider

Lars Schneider

Technical Lead, Git Solutions, Autodesk

Caren Garcia

Caren Garcia

Implementation Engineer, BazaarVoice

Taylor Blau

Taylor Blau

Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub

Schedule

February 3
@ The Egg

Registration & Breakfast

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Sessions

Lunch

Sessions

Lightning Talks

Sessions

Closing Keynote

Workshops

February 2
@ The Egg

Git users of all levels are invited to deep-dive into a variety of topics with some of the best Git trainers in the world. Workshops are included in the cost of a conference ticket but space is limited so make sure to RSVP when you get your conference ticket.

Git and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We searched the world over for the gnarliest, most terrifying git scenarios we could find. In this caffeine fueled session, you will learn how to use some of the more advanced porcelain commands to detangle all the things and become the git hero you were born to be.

The Battle for Sub-premacy

Submodules or Subtrees? Both are proposed as solutions for handling dependencies with Git. In this session the gloves are coming off, which one will win it all?

Jedi Mind Tricks for Git

Learn to channel the git force and improve your workflows using customized configurations, attributes and hooks.

Lunch

Greatest Hits of the Git Maintainers Room: 2016

You are already the go-to "Git person" among friends and colleagues, but where do you go when you are stumped, or simply want to bounce ideas off the people who really know Git? At GitHub we are lucky to have that option; we work alongside several core maintainers and they hang out in an internal Slack channel called #git-users to answer the really hard questions. This session features some of the "greatest hits" from discussions in that channel over the last year, covering everything from plumbing commands and workflow advice, to thoughts on designing new Git tooling.

Repo 911

Is your repo out of control? Is it so unwieldy and awkward you are embarrassed to be seen with it? It's time to take control ... learn how to clean up your repository with filter-branch and BFG, then use git-lfs for a healthier tomorrow.

Git Simple: Writing primary git functionalities in Ruby

Git can seem unapproachable to new users. Even more seasoned users can forget the simplicity that underpins Git. In this session, we will write the remedial functionalities of Git in Ruby. Because of Ruby's approachable syntax no previous Ruby experience is needed to follow this talk.

Venue

Venue: The Egg

Situated in the heart of Brussels, The Egg is a short distance from the Midi/Zuid Station.

Location

Bara Street 175, 1070 Brussels, Belgium

Afterparty

Date & Time

February 3, 8-11pm

Location

Brussels Event Brewery
Rue Delaunoy 58
1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean

Info

The Git Merge 2017 Afterparty will be held at the Brussels Event Brewery Silos, a former brewery known for its world-famous cherry beer, dating back to 1913. Join us for a custom beer and chocolate tasting experience and a selection of late-night snacks.

Travel & Accommodations

By plane

BRU airport

By train

Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid, served by Thalys, Eurostar, TGV®, and ICE trains

By car

Street parking is available, but we recommend using a car share service such as Uber

By public transport

Stib, De Lijn, TEC

Hotels

Brussels has a large selection of hotels in every price range, and many within walking distance of the Egg. We are in the process of negotiating a discounted rate for attendees. Check back soon for more details.

Sponsors