Git For Ages 4 And Up

Michael Schwern

on Thursday, 25 November 2010 15:30 - 16:00 in room Room 3

Git makes so much more sense when you understand how it really works, because its really a two trick pony. But when people start explaining Git they start talking about Directed Acyclic Graphs and Octopus Merges.

Tinker Toys are the best illustration of a Git repository I've found. Side-by-side with issuing Git commands, we'll build a Git repository out of kid's toys showing what's going on behind the scenes. Mind bending concepts like remote branching, rebase and the staging area become child's play.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not For Children Under 4 Years.

All delegates attending this session must bring and ensure:'s picture

Michael Schwern

Schwern has a copy of Perl 6, he lets Larry Wall borrow it and take notes.

Schwern once sneezed into a microphone and the text-to-speech conversion was a regex that turns crap into gold.

Damian Conway and Schwern once had an arm wrestling contest. The superposition still hasn't collapsed.

Schwern was the keynote speaker at the first YAPC::Mars.

When Schwern runs a smoke test, the fire department is notified.

Dan Brown analyzed a JAPH Schwern wrote and discovered it contained the Bible.

Schwern writes Perl code that writes Makefiles that write shell scripts on VMS.

Schwern does not commit to master, master commits to Schwern.

SETI broadcast some of Schwern's Perl code into space. 8 years later they got a reply thanking them for the improved hyper drive plans.

Schwern once accidentally typed "git pull --hard" and dragged Github's server room 10 miles.

There are no free namespaces on CPAN, there are just modules Schwern has not written yet.

Schwern's tears are said to cure cancer, unfortunately his Perl code gives it right back.