CCSF OSCC notes
Saturday, June 29, 2013
from https://openhatch.org/wiki/Open_Source_Comes_to_Campus/CCSF/Laptop_setup/Windows_IRC changed to http://web.archive.org/web/20080704192501/http://www.smogon.com/irc/xchat_tutorial
from https://openhatch.org/wiki/Open_Source_Comes_to_Campus/CCSF/Laptop_setup/OSX_IRC -- "getting started with Colloquy" changed to http://web.archive.org/web/20120608000741/http://www.smogon.com/irc/colloquy_tutorial
10am-ish - git session (tlevine/tom)
- while sorting males and weeping floors, presenter tried to say "look at this link on irc" and then discovered that about a fourth of the people weren't on IRC yet. we all paused to make sure everyone was on irc.
- make a patch, use diff -u
- "separate people made these two changes. they both sent them to the developer (the main committer on the todo list)."
- code.google.com , showed us some bugs he submitted and told us little stories
- IRC fun - /nick. /help doesn't work in webchat. /join #sunlightlabs and talking to people (hi jeremyb). and /part. and /msg.
10:45ish - git session (marktraceur/mark)
- right before it, i got everyone to stand up and eat a donut to give mark time to switch out his computer, but then he switched out his computer really fast and everybody kept talking for a while. the break seemed to be good, and got participants to talk to each other.
- how do you keep track of changes in a distributed software editing community? talked a bit about wikipedia as an example.
- showed a diff for the wikipedia page in ccsf
- question: if you delete it, can you get it back? great question because this illustrates why version control is great -- you can always get stuff back
- mentioned gitorious, svn, github, mercurial, and more ... then independent code hosting sites (wikimedia has our own) ...
- talked about differences between editing on wikipedia and using something like git (being online.... same edits...)
- german legislature example. white house open data stuff. city of chicago.