LUV Beginners March Meeting: Version control systems from Xanadu to git

Mar 19 2016 12:30
Mar 19 2016 16:30
Location: 

Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond

Andrew Pam will talk about the history and use of version control systems, briefly mentioning Xanadu, SCCS, RCS, CVS, Subversion and Bitkeeper and including why and how to use "git", an essential tool for all software developers and system administrators and the basis for github and gitlab. Attendees are encouraged to experiment with git during and after the presentation.

Andrew first discovered an interest in boolean logic when his mother carried him in her arms at just the right height to reach light switches as they passed through doorways. He was lucky enough to go to a school with an obsolete PDP/8e: switches, lights, core memory, paper tape, punched cards and all. He first started programming on a TRS-80 model 1 level I and the first computer he owned was a Commodore VIC-20. He has run the gaming Miniconference at linux.conf.au in the past and enjoys playing computer games on Linux systems. He is the current president of Linux Users of Victoria.

There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop if you need help with a particular issue.

The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121 (enter via the garage on Jonas St.)

Late arrivals, please call (0490) 049 589 for access to the venue.

LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange for the venue.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.

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