Presentation: "GitHub Behind the Scenes"

Track: ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN CASE STUDIES / Time: Monday 16:15 - 17:15 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

As the world's largest repository of open source code, GitHub faces unique scaling challenges. Have you ever wondered how we manage access to more than one million repositories, or how we scale our file storage tier for a fraction of what it would cost with network storage appliances? In this talk, I will cover the infrastructure that powers GitHub and explain the various components that we have built and open sourced to accomplish this task. In addition, I will explore a variety of other tools and techniques that we use at GitHub to bring you a fast, highly available cloud service, and how you can use this knowledge to improve your own enterprise.
Keywords: Git, Version Control, Software Configuration Management, Development Practices

Target audience
: Anyone who uses Git but would like to see a little bit behind the covers.

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Tom Preston-Werner, Cofounder and CTO of GitHub

Tom Preston-Werner

Biography: Tom Preston-Werner

Tom Preston-Werner works for Powerset Inc., and is one of the founders of GitHub. He's created various Ruby tools such as the monitoring tool god, and many more.
Software Passion: Interested in distributed version control and finding better ways to scale large dynamic systems
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