Git Merge 2015

The Conference for the Git Community

April 8th & 9th · Paris, France

Git Merge featured sessions on using Git, scaling Git, and developing on Git from core Git maintainers. In April 2015, we got together at La Gaîté lyrique in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement to wish Git a happy 10th birthday. If you missed anything, you can see all the videos.



Dave Borowitz


Danilo Poccia



April 8th: The Warm-up

  • 10:00 Contributors Summit begins Invitation required
  • 11:00 Git training begins Brent Beer, GitHub
  • 16:00 Day 1 is a wrap!

April 9th: The Main Event

Sessions are 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute break to stretch your legs and share your thoughts.

  • 9:00 Registration and breakfast
  • 10:00Git Merge kicks off!
  • 10:15Git at Google: Making Big Projects (and Everyone Else) Happy Dave Borowitz, Google
  • 11:00Teaching People Git Emma Jane Hogbin Westby
  • 11:45Great Artists Steal: Adding Git Support to Microsoft Visual Studio Edward Thomson, Microsoft
  • 12:30Beyond Source Code Versioning Dirk Lehmann, SAP
  • 13:00Lunch
  • 14:00Scaling Git at Twitter Wilhelm Bierbaum, Twitter
  • 14:45Building a Git Extension with First Principles Rick Olson, GitHub
  • 15:15Happy Hour
  • 16:15The Challenge of Monorepos: Strategies from git-core and open source John Garcia, Atlassian
  • 17:00Infrastructure as Code: Manage your architecture with Git Danilo Poccia, Amazon
  • 17:30Git Merge is a wrap!
  • 20:30Git Birthday Party La Cartonnerie, 12 Rue Deguerry (map)

Get Together

Join other Git Merge attendees for guided tours and some local faire before the conference gets underway. We'll arrange small group activities and tours so you can get to know Paris. RSVP is necessary to participate.

Contributors Summit

The Contributors Summit on April 8th is an invitation only workshop for contributors to Git and its core implementations. For an invitation to the Contributors Summit, please email Chris Kelly.

Expert Git Training

Learn to be the Git expert from some of the best Git trainers in the world. On April 8th, prior to the main conference, you'll learn in ins-and-outs of advanced Git in a workshop setting. You'll need to RSVP to this separately from conference registration.

Git Birthday Party

Grab some dinner after Git Merge and then join us for a celebration of 10 years of Git at La Cartonnerie, beautiful 20 minute walk from the conference venue. La Cartonnerie, 12 Rue Deguerry, 75011 Paris.

The Venue

La Gaîté lyrique foyer

La Gaîté lyrique

3bis Rue Papin 75003 Paris France



Paris by plane

Paris is served by two airports giving direct flights for nearly all international cities, Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Orly International Airport (ORY). From the airports, you'll be able to use taxis or the regional train (RER) to reach the city center.

Paris by train

Gare du Nord or Gare de l'Est via SNCF are the closest train stations to the venue. Most major European cities, including the United Kingdom, can be reached through either of these stations.

Nearby Metros:

  • Réaumur - Sébastopol, Metro 3 & 4
  • Strasbourg - Saint-Denis, Metro 8 & 9
  • Arts et Métiers, Metro 11

Nearby hotels:

We highly recommend using Airbnb as an alternative to hotels. Oftentimes they can be less expensive and provide a richer experience if you're new to a city.

Code of Conduct

Git-Merge is a community event intended for networking and collaboration in the tech community. By RSVP'ing or attending this Event, you signal that you have read, understand, and agree to the following code of conduct.


Registration is $99. All ticket proceeds are donated directly to the Software Freedom Conservancy.

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