Git is a tremendously powerful distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds and in use by millions of projects worldwide. The power of Git arises from its simplicity. Did you know that Git is really just a userland file system with some extra goodies to make it work for version control? This secret life of Git allows us to do some insanely great things. In this talk I'll show you how Git works under the covers and give you a taste of what's possible when you understand the magic within.
Tom Preston-Werner is a cofounder of GitHub, the social coding phenomenon that has captured the imaginations of hackers around the globe. He is also a serial entrepreneur having sold Gravatar to Automattic and run a web/graphic design firm, Cube6 Media, out of San Diego.