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GitTogether

These are events when git developers and users physically meet in the same place.

GitTogether '08

October 27(Mon)-29(Wed) in Mountain View, California (day after the Google SoC Mentor Summit).

Signup deadline is Oct 14th. Google needs a final guest list by then to prepare badges, sign in lists for reception, and a final head-count to plan for food. Any questions contact Shawn Pearce (gsoc@spearce.org).

Possible speakers

  • Johannes Schindelin (Google Tech Talk: Contributing with Git (or: all your rebase are belong to us))
  • Shawn O. Pearce (secret project, JGit, PackV4)
  • Sam Vilain (GitTorrent, Git as a DB backend)
  • Junio C Hamano (Git Chronicle)
  • Scott Chacon (Linkable library, Scriptability)

People who said they are interested to attend so far

  • Junio C. Hamano
  • Shawn O. Pearce
  • Petr Baudis
  • J.H.
  • Johannes Schindelin
  • Sam Vilain
  • David Symonds
  • Christian Couder
  • Scott Chacon
  • Nick Hengeveld
  • Steven Grimm
  • David Reiss
  • Adam Mosseri
  • Eugene Letuchy
  • Tim Ansell
  • Sverre Rabbelier
  • Jeff King
  • Kai Blin
  • Eric Wong
  • David Bryson

Please join the GitTogether mailing list. We promise to keep the traffic low and to disband it after the event. Useful information for attendees will be sent to this list as we get closer to the GitTogether.

Suggested topics of talks/workshops/haxessions

  • GitTorrent: current state, security considerations, future direction
  • Submodules: how to make a UI for this important feature that is intuitive and complete
  • PackV4
  • JGit, quo vadis<<FootNote(quo vadis == 'where are you going?')>>?
  • Using Git for everything but source (Git as a backup tool, how to handle large blobs, using as a DB back-end, etc)
  • How to make Git more attractive to the Google Code folks?
  • Success/War stories (big wanking session for Gits)
  • Linkable library for basic object access (libification or new library)
  • Scriptability, using git in other languages (using interfaces vs calling plumbing vs reimplementting)
  • Git GUI that even a designer could use (GitCheetah, AKA TortoiseGit?) (UI session?)
  • Git integration with IDE, RAD, and editors (UI session?)
  • New Git Homepage hammering-out (UI session?)
  • Shawn's current bundle related secret project
  • TopGit introduction/design/integration(?)
  • Pasky's current pickaxe related "secret project" (if tangible by then)
  • Extending Git with volatile metadata database (see 20080910164045.GL10360@machine.or.cz)
  • Git Survey 2008 results and discussion
  • Free form "We tried to use git in our project this way, didn't work very well" session, where participants are not allowed to say "Your workflow is broken".

Misc.

Google will be serving continental breakfast each day, in addition to endless coffee and beverages during the event. Lunch will be provided each day free of charge in the main cafeteria. Monday night we will also eat in the main cafeteria, free of charge. Tuesday we are going to try to arrange dinner off-campus, at a local eatery, at our own expense. Wednesday we may arrange another dinner off-campus, or eat again at the main cafeteria. It depends on people's individual schedules.

Plenty of power outlets will be available in the meeting room. Folks outside the US may need to bring an outlet adapter/voltage converter. Google has free wireless Internet access available everywhere on the campus. Wireless support is needed to connect to the Internet. Don't expect hardwired LAN connections to be available.

Travel Details

Google provides information about discounted lodging, visiting and parking. Essentially, once you arrive, tell the attendant that you are there for an event in University Theater in Building 40, and they will direct you to the correct parking lot. The pin on the map is positioned approximately where University Theater is located within the building.

A cab ride from the airport to a nearby hotel will cost approximately, depending on traffic:

  • OAK - 120 USD
  • SFO - 80 USD
  • SJC - 35 USD

Public transit is available in the area, look at Google Transit to help you plan a route.

If you would prefer to spend less than you would on taxi service but would prefer to be picked up at the airport rather than navigate public transport, try Super Shuttle. Shared rides (with a van full of other travelers) start at about 35 USD from any of the area airports.

Nearby Activities

If you are traveling far and wish to stay some extra time there are many activities in the bay area.

Previous GitTogether

One such event happened in 2007 with a few developers. It was an informal, fun time, but not technical.


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