[northwestengland.pm] Update: MFS Talk. Tues,
21 Feb. "Git: How Linux, the kernel, is developed."
by Michael Dorrington
michael.dorrington at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 22:34:12 GMT 2012
The meeting will include a lightening talk in addition to the the main
talk on git.
The lightening talk is by Michiel de Jongon on, and of, the Unhosted
project, an effort to get "Freedom from the web's monopolies", more
details about Unhosted at:
Michiel de Jong also knows about git
and will be there to assist with the talk.
Hope to see you there.
On 04/02/12 11:18, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Talk: Git: How Linux, the kernel, is developed.
> * Speakers: Michael Dorrington
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
> * Date: Tuesday, 21st February 2012 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Git is a tool that was created to help with development of Linux, the
> kernel. Since then, git has been taken up by many other projects such as
> Perl and PostgreSQL.
> The talk will give an introduction to git, showing how it can and is
> used, the benefits it brings and why you might want to use it. The talk
> will still be interesting to non-technical people because it will give
> an insight into how the Free Software you use is developed.
> Git can be rather mind bending and daunting. Using my experiences of
> learning git, and real world examples of using it, I will attempt to get
> you over the initial hurdles and get you going.
> Those with git experience are most welcome. It will be a chance to
> discuss your experiences and add to the talk.
> The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
> in the pub afterwards.
> Michael Dorrington is a long time (since the last millennium) Free
> Software user and supporter. Michael has been interested git for a long
> time and finally got around to learning it.
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
> cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
> maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
> parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
> centred on Madlab
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
> tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
> to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-02-21>.
> More Information
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-02-21
> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.
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