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GitHub Communications Culture and Tools

Posted by Matthew McCullough  on  Sep 24, 2014

Matthew McCullough examines the last four years of communication culture at GitHub, starting their internal mobile and web apps, use of pull requests, and emoji.

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How GitHub (no longer) Works

Posted by Zach Holman  on  Nov 18, 2013 2

Zach Holman discusses the various stumbling blocks GitHub encountered as the company grew over the years.

Rewriting GitHub Pages with Riak and Webmachine

Posted by Jesse Newland  on  Dec 18, 2012

Jesse Newland discusses how GitHub pages were re-written with Erlang, Riak and Webmachine in order to improve their performance.

How GitHub Works

Posted by Zach Holman  on  Aug 17, 2012

Zach Holman shares insights on creating a happy experience fueling developers’ creativity, being inspired by how things are done at GitHub.

A Tale of Three Trees

Posted by Scott Chacon  on  Nov 09, 2011 3

Scott Chacon explains the internal mechanisms used by Git to do version control based on three trees –head, index, work–, and some of its commands, especially ‘reset’.

Community Performance Optimization: Making Your People Run as Smoothly as Your Site

Posted by Brion Vibber  on  Dec 23, 2009 3

Brion Vibber discusses the challenges of working with user communities, social bottlenecks, scalability of software vs communities, new approaches to scaling communities, and remaining challenges.

Conceptual Algorithms

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner  on  Jan 17, 2009 5

In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging, and the "Deathbed Filter".

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