GitTogether '08

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Last week Google played host to the first Git developer conference at its Mountain View headquarters. The 3-day conference was well attended, with almost 25 major contributors and users coming out to discuss the past and future of the Git distributed version control system.

Several major topics were presented, leading to some highly interesting new topics starting on the Git mailing list. A true Git library is now being planned, to provide native bindings into scripting languages such as Perl and Python. Major user interface improvements to git send-email and the overall user experience were also introduced and are well under way. A Google Tech Talk, Contributing With Git, was also given by Johannes Schindelin, and is now available to the public on YouTube.

More details about the sessions, including slides and notes, are available on the git wiki.

A big thanks to Google for supporting open source projects by offering meeting space for the conference attendees.