CDI Software Development Cluster

Meeting Notes

August 30th, 2018, 3:30PM EDT


Git, a deeper dive
Presented by George Rolston


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Michelle Guy


George Rolston


Leslie Hsu


Dennis Walworth


Tamar Norkin


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     Welcome and announcements

     Please fill in name and email in the attendees table

     We are still always looking for topics, and your input and participation!

     We have created a form for submitting presentation proposals for future Software Dev Cluster meetings

    CDI bison connect google calendar of all the collaboration area meetings and events - name is “GS CDI” owner is

    Free, online event on DevOps in October

    Git, a deeper dive ( George Rolston )

      Google drive presentation  (in the CDI Software Dev google drive folder and available via

     Example project with support on using labels in your branching strategy

     Open mic



     Lessons learned?

     Fun projects under way?

     Next Month: Git, a deeper dive by George Rolston



      Can simplify by not doing branches under a fork, or possibly not doing forks, but this takes away from the motivation and getting code reviews, etc

      Infinite possible workflows in Git, adjust it, make it work for you, Atlassian is a good resource

      Branch naming conventions? Can use issue code/identifier this can help you trace back to details on the issue or motivation for the code changes