Zach Holman discusses the various stumbling blocks GitHub encountered as the company grew over the years.
Jesse Newland discusses how GitHub pages were re-written with Erlang, Riak and Webmachine in order to improve their performance.
Zach Holman shares insights on creating a happy experience fueling developers’ creativity, being inspired by how things are done at GitHub.
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’.
Brion Vibber discusses the challenges of working with user communities, social bottlenecks, the Wikipedia article deletion process, scalability of software vs communities, new approaches to scaling communities, ongoing challenges with MediaWiki community, using git to scale the code commit process, automated Wikipedia edit filtering, flagged protection pages, and remaining challenges to face.
In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging. Also: he explains how to use the "Deathbed Filter" for choosing projects.