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WinOps 2019 Talks – Using Source Control To Open Up A World Of Community and Collaboration

Another great talk on the agenda for WinOps 2019 is “Using Source Control To Open Up A World Of Community and Collaboration” by Paul Broadwith from Skyeworks Ltd. You can follow them on Twitter at @pauby


Git is the backbone of the modern IT world. It powers the massive open source community. It powers organizations large and small. It powers DevOps. It powers development.

So let me give you a fundamental working of Git and open up a world of collaboration and community.

By the end of this talk the attendees will have an understanding of:

  • What version control is;
  • What Git is and what tools you need to use;
  • Git with Visual Studio Code;
  • Who uses Git;
  • Why they need to get on the Git horse;
  • How does Git work;
  • Essential Git commands;

I’ll also go through a demo of how to collaboratively work with Git, a few best practices, how to do your first pull request, working with the open source community and getting involved in a world that will help your career.

While this talk uses PowerShell to demonstrate some points you don’t need an understanding of it. This talk is around Git and why you should use it, whatever language you use!

Audience Level: beginner

Category: tools

More about Paul

Paul is an Systems Engineer with a love of PowerShell, Automation, Chocolatey, Scottish single malt whisky and wireless earphones. He has given workshops and spoken at different events across the UK, Europe and the US. He has a real passion for passing on knowledge and loves to talk with aspiring techies.

He runs the Scottish PowerShell and DevOps User Group, is Lead Engineer on the Boxstarter and DSC cChoco Chocolatey projects and is an organiser of the DATA:Scotland event. His career has seen him work in many different sectors for over 25 years. As somebody kindly put it, he’s been about a bit.

In his spare time, he usually continues to stare at computer screens and works on his own or Chocolatey projects. But on those rare occassions, when he is not staring at computer screens and listening to a strange mix of music on his wireless earphones, you can find him relaxing with a nice single malt whisky and reading … usually technical books.

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