[nylug-announce] NYLUG 6/17 Meeting: Jorden Mauro on Distributed Version Control Systems and Git

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Mon Jun 15 09:30:01 EDT 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
6:30pm-8:00 PM
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street

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                            Jorden Mauro
                               - on  -
              Distributed Version Control Systems and Git

Source Code Management or Version Control is an important aspect of
software development.  For over a decade, CVS, a centralized SCM, was the
dominant player in software to manage a project's code history and handle
concurrent development by multiple programmers.

In the past few years, new version control systems based on the idea of
distributed systems.  This presentation will explain basic concepts in
source code management, review the history and overall themes of
centralized systems such as CVS and Subversion, and also introduce
distributed SCMs and their benefits over the older systems.  Git is used
as a concrete example of a distributed SCM and a brief introduction to Git
features not present in most SCMs will also be featured. 

More Information:
  * RCS Revision Control System (Wikipedia)

  * Distributed Revision Control (Wikipedia)

  * CVS (Wikipedia)

  * Subversion (Wikipedia)

  * Git (Wikipedia)

  * Git homepage

  * The birth of Git

About Jorden Mauro:
  Jorden is a student/grader/labbie at the Rochester Institute of
  Technology currently working for JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Manhattan.

  Over the past couple of years, he's worked on the Linux kernel with Greg
  Kroah-Hartman on the staging tree to get drivers into the kernel faster
  and get them patched up, worked with Plan 9 from Bell Labs on some
  userspace stuff, and he's done a lot of things at RIT, including making
  Linux machines available for student use in one of the open labs and
  started a tech-talk series. 

Meeting Location:
  Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
  12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
  the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.


  Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
  of various new titles.  One of these could be yours, all you have
  to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of

Swag (Give Away):
  During/after the meeting... unusually terrific Fedora swag will
  be given away.

  After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
  over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
  Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

Python Workshops:
  We are rounding up a group that wants to learn about Python.
  This would be a great time to attend our workshop, whether you
  are just starting with Python or use it professionally.

  The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
  Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Next meeting is June 23.
  See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/pythoncalendar

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