Zach Holman

Zach Holman

Zach joined GitHub in 2010 as one of their first engineering hires. Initially working on what would become GitHub Enterprise, he now hacks on new features and frequently gives talks about building products and growing startups. He lives in San Francisco.

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Learning version control is a bit like learning how to play golf. Once you know the basics of hitting that teeny ball with a gigantic club it's all fun and games but then you get frustrated and throw your bag into the river.

But once you learn a little more than the basics, you end up realizing that you can drive a golf cart all over the course and that alone is pretty fun.

This talk is all about the bite-sized bits I've picked up after years of working at GitHub. It'll be fast-paced so you can pick it apart and take at least a couple specific things relevant to your workflow that will make you more productive.

Bring a golf club, just in case.