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.
Additional speakers will be announced soon!
Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Karen is known for her advocacy for free software, particularly as a cyborg in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women. She is also pro bono lawyer to the FSF and GNOME. Karen is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award and cohost of the oggcast Free as in Freedom.
Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub
Carlos works in the Git Infrastructure team, responsible for keeping the Git data safe and accessible.
Tech Lead, Source Control, Facebook
Durham is the tech lead on the Source Control team at Facebook. He has spent the past 4 years making distributed version control scale to some of the largest repositories in the world. He has helped teach thousands of engineers to use source control and has a keen interest in making it more approachable to everyone.
PhD student, Software Design Group, MIT
Santiago P. De Rosso is a PhD student in the Software Design Group at MIT. He used to work at Google, developing tools to make engineers more productive. He currently spends most of his time thinking about how to make software, and the process of software engineering, better.
Software Developer, Yubico
Thordur Bjornsson is a pragmatic and result-oriented developer who cares deeply about resilience, robustness, and reliability. He has over a decade of experience hacking on databases, protocols, storage, and open source operating systems.
Technical Lead, Git Solutions, Autodesk
Lars is the technical lead for Git at Autodesk, working out of Berlin, Germany. His current work involves migrating large codebases to Git, establishing Git workflows within teams, and maintaining a GitHub Enterprise instance. He is a Git contributor, the author of the ShowInGitHub Xcode plugin, and an avid kiteboarder.
Implementation Engineer, BazaarVoice
Caren is an Implementation Engineer at BazaarVoice in Austin, Texas. She's an organizer for her local chapter of Women Who Code, a perennial optimist and enjoys delicious German beers, fika, tacos and travel. She is an Alumna and Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas.
Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub
Taylor is an engineer on the Git Ecosystem team at GitHub, where he helps maintain Git LFS.
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.
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.
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?
Learn to channel the git force and improve your workflows using customized configurations, attributes and hooks.
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.
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 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.
Situated in the heart of Brussels, The Egg is a short distance from the Midi/Zuid Station.
Bara Street 175, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Date & Time
February 3, 8-11pm
Brussels Event Brewery
Rue Delaunoy 58
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.
Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid, served by Thalys, Eurostar, TGV®, and ICE trains
Street parking is available, but we recommend using a car share service such as Uber
By public transport
Stib, De Lijn, TEC
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.