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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 9 August 2012 NYLUG: Sam Boyer on Bringing Git to Dr

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 9 August 2012 NYLUG: Sam Boyer on Bringing Git to Drupal: The fun kind of pain
Date: 8 Aug 2012 01:48:06 -0400

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 Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG Presents: 8/9 @ 6:30PM Sam Boyer on Bringing 
Git to Drupal: The fun kind of pain
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 Thursday, August 9, 2012
 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 Chelsea Market Office
 75 Ninth Ave, 2nd Floor
 NY, NY 10011
 *** RSVP Closes at 12:00 PM the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at or

                                   Sam Boyer
                                    - on -
                 Bringing Git to Drupal: The fun kind of pain

 A history of the eight-month long, highly intensive project to convert the
 entire Drupal project (some 12,000 projects/repositories and as many
 contributing developers) from CVS to Git.  This was one of the largest such
 conversions ever done on an open source project.  It was quite an effort,
 both socially and technically, and there were a lot of lessons learned and
 mistakes made along the way.  I'll share as many of those as I can pack in.
 Among other sundry bits, I'll explain why we *didn't* just move to GitHub.

 More Information: 

   * Git

   * Drupal

   * Migrating Drupal to Git

 About Sam Boyer:
 Sam Boyer was the lead on the conversion to Git and has continued as the
 Git administrator for the Drupal project.  He also maintains several
 popular contributions to Drupal itself.  Sam is a web back-end engineer
 with an interest in scalable and distributed systems, and has also taken to
 devops and automation work in the past couple years.

 Meeting Location:
     Please note that this meeting will be held at Google Chelsea Market Office 
at 75 Ninth Ave, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10011. You must RSVP for this meeting at or

 Swag (Give Away):
   During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given

   After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   for drinks and pub food.  This month we are trying McKennas Pub at
   250 West 14th Street.

 Coding Workshops/Hacking Society:
   This is a group of people that wants to learn about and work on coding
   in Python, Smalltalk, Ruby, C++, LaTeX, and other languages, and hack on 
   There will also be help given for those who wish to install Linux for the
   first time.
   Hardware hacking projects are also welcome, and we can also teach people
 the basics of hacking with Arduino and other open source hardware.
   Sometimes they go out to eat afterward.

   Bring something to show off and discuss!

   The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
   Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   Next meetings are July 31, and August 14.
   See the calendar at:

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