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From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Talk. Tues, 21 Feb. "Git: How Linux, the kernel, is developed." by Michael Dorrington
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 11:18:02 +0000
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Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

* Talk: Git: How Linux, the kernel, is developed.
* Speakers: Michael Dorrington

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
* Date: Tuesday, 21st February 2012 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

Git is a tool that was created to help with development of Linux, the
kernel. Since then, git has been taken up by many other projects such as
Perl and PostgreSQL.

The talk will give an introduction to git, showing how it can and is
used, the benefits it brings and why you might want to use it. The talk
will still be interesting to non-technical people because it will give
an insight into how the Free Software you use is developed.

Git can be rather mind bending and daunting. Using my experiences of
learning git, and real world examples of using it, I will attempt to get
you over the initial hurdles and get you going.

Those with git experience are most welcome. It will be a chance to
discuss your experiences and add to the talk.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.

Michael Dorrington is a long time (since the last millennium) Free
Software user and supporter. Michael has been interested git for a long
time and finally got around to learning it.

The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).

Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
centred on Madlab
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
<http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-02-21>.

More Information
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-02-21

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <address@hidden>.

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