Schedule

You won’t want to miss any GitKon sessions! Keep an eye on our Announcements page for the latest news and updates.

Note: All times are in PDT/UTC-7

Wednesday - September 22

9:00 - 9:15am PDT

Day 1 Opening Remarks

We will kick off the day with opening remarks from our hosts and hear from the GitKraken team about what to expect for the rest of the event!

9:15 - 9:30am PDT

Jonathan Silva
GitKraken
Product Manager

GitKraken is an industry leader in developing Git productivity and collaboration tools for development teams. Whether you’re a new or seasoned Git user, GitKraken makes working with Git easier, safer, and more powerful. In this quick intro you’ll see why millions of developers rely on GitKraken.
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9:30 - 10:30am PDT

Matt Biilmann
Netlify
CEO

Few things have had as large an impact on the modern web as Git. How has Git shaped web development, and how can extending a Git-centric workflow unleash new productivity possibilities for your team?
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10:30 - 11:15am PDT

Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera
CircleCI
Senior Developer Advocate

Explore the relationship between Git and continuous delivery and get strategies that developers can implement to gain more value from combining Git with CI/CD tools.
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11:15 - 12:00pm PDT

Adam Culp
Learning A-Z
Sr. Principal Software Architect

A surprising number of development teams have failed to adopt automated deployment. Learn how to use Amazon CDK and GitHub Actions to control the entire CI/CD deployment process yourself.
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12:00 - 12:15pm PDT

Break

12:15 - 1:00pm PDT

Michael Miles
MIT Sloan
Director of Web Development

Being able to easily manage and communicate changes in code releases is fundamental to the long term success of teams and projects using git to manage their codebase. This talk will help teams easily manage their growing product.
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1:00 - 1:45pm PDT

Zoe Bachman
Codecademy
Sr. Curriculum Manager

Git is fundamental to learning how to code, but is extremely difficult to understand. Hear about how Codecademy has approached the challenges of learning Git and what they’ve learned by teaching thousands of students how to use Git.
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1:45 - 2:30pm PDT

Panel headshots For Git Tips And Ticks

Hear from 5 Git experts from around the world as they share their favorite Git tips and tricks for mastering the world’s most popular version control system.
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2:30 - 2:45pm PDT

Break

2:45 - 3:00pm PDT

Justin Roberts
GitKraken
Director of Product

GitKraken provides the #1 Git GUI experience enjoyed by millions of developers worldwide. The Kraken krew is at it again, aiming to revolutionize the keyboard driven Git CLI experience in your terminal. Get a sneak peek of the GitKraken CLI Preview!
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3:00 - 3:45pm PDT

Johannes Schindelin
Microsoft
Staff Software Engineer

Hear from Johannes Schindelin, maintainer of Git for Windows at Microsoft, as he provides insights about the challenges of cross-platform development and collaboration and strategies for success.
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3:45 - 4:30pm PDT

Michelle Mannering
GitHub
Developer Advocate

Git isn’t just for developers. In fact, you can use Git to work with everyone in your organization, and it will lead to better products and services for your customers. Hear from Michelle Mannering from GitHub about how to use Git and GitHub for ultimate teamwork.
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4:30 - 5:00pm PDT

Closing Remarks and Announcements

We will recap the first day of GitKon and answer any questions that pop up throughout the day.

Thursday - September 23

9:00 - 9:15am PDT

Day 2 Opening Remarks

We will kick off the day with opening remarks from our hosts and hear from the GitKraken team about what to expect for the rest of the event!

9:15 - 9:30am PDT

Justin Roberts
GitKraken
Director of Product

See why the GitKraken Git Client is the most productive way to use Git as a team. In this session, we will dive into how GitKraken lets you easily understand which of your team members is working on what files and branches. Join this session to see how GitKraken detects and alerts you of potential conflicts so you can prevent them from ever happening!
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9:30 - 10:30am PDT

Edward Thomson
GitHub
Product Manager for npm

Git is the dominant version control system and spawned an entire software ecosystem. This keynote will look back at Git’s humble beginnings and help you plan for future Git and ecosystem directions.
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10:30 - 11:15pm PDT

Dylan Beattie
Ursatile
Founder and Director

 

A few wise old souls remember the days when version control meant remembering to write the date on a floppy disk. But here in 2021, Git has revolutionized collaborative software development. Join Dylan Beattie of the Rockstar programming language to see the weird and wonderful ways we can use Git in unorthodox ways to affect new domains.
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11:15 - 12:00pm PDT

Leslie Chapman
Comcast
Distinguished Engineer

Are your developers rushing through code reviews? Is your team always scrambling to include changes right before a release? See how Leslie Chapman of Comcast uses Git and GitHub analytics to analyze and improve team processes.
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12:00 - 12:15pm PDT

Break

12:15 - 1:00pm PDT

Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O’Leary
GitLab
Sr. Developer Evangelist

What 4 simple measurements will help your team quantify and achieve DevOps success? Enter DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) metrics.
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1:00 - 1:45pm PDT

Facundo Giuliani
Storyblok
Developer Relations Engineer

Have you heard about Jamstack? If we consider the advantages of static web pages, we can create scalable websites with better performance and enhanced security, all at a lower cost.
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1:45 - 2:00pm PDT

Jeff Schinella
GitKraken
Director of Product

See what GitKraken has in store to help fast-moving teams better understand and fine-tune their workflows. This session will unveil some of the GitKraken Roadmap to give you a sneak peek at some features coming to your favorite Git productivity and team collaboration tool!
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2:00 - 2:15pm PDT

Break

2:15 - 3:00pm PDT

GitKraken Panel Discussion Speakers

Join this session to hear the stories and lessons learned by the team that builds GitKraken. The team will also answer attendee-submitted questions.   
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3:00 - 3:45pm PDT

Jessi Shakarian
DIA Design Guild
UX Designer

Aside from software development, in what other ways can we use Git to structure our lives? See how you can use Git to draft and edit a book, as just one example of how Git can be used beyond coding. 
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3:45 - 4:30pm PDT

Adam Wride
BigBrassBand
CEO

In this session we’ll cover how to leverage Git, a tool you are already using, to get all of your updates into Jira without jumping over to Jira each time you commit. We will take a look at Smart Commits and Automation for Jira as paths to drive Jira and help developers focus on developing.

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4:30 - 5:00pm PDT

Closing Remarks and Announcements

We will recap GitKon, make some final announcements you won’t want to miss, and answer any questions that pop up throughout the event.