Announcing a new Meetup for Central Florida Web Developers User Group (Orlando)!

WhatHooking into Git
When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:30 PM

Where: Full Sail University
3300 University Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32792

While the primary use for Git is revision control, it has the power to do much more.  Git has a system of extensible hooks that you can use to enhance your production and deployment processes.  At its most basic level, you could use Git to prevent broken code from being committed or enforce your preferred file naming convention.  You could also use Git to deploy your production branch automatically to your web root, so you never have to FTP anything again.

We’ll look through the different hooks and walk through a couple of common example use cases for these Git hooks.  This session will include some live coding, so bring your laptop with a working Git installation.  Access to a web server via Git would also be helpful for the deployment example, as would a text editor that understands Bash scripts (such as Komodo Edit).  Familiarity with using Git from the command line is a must.


  • 6:00pm – Doors open
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm : Networking and Food
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm : Presentation
  • 8:00pm – Doors close — Everyone get out!

Who should come?
Anyone interested in building Web applications that would like to learn new skills, meet likeminded people who enjoy building Web applications and geeks. This meeting is open to everyone–not just students at Full Sail.

Not in Orlando, Florida? Join us online!

You can join us online! Around 6:30pm we will begin a Adobe Connect Session using a link that will be published prior to the event.

About our Speaker — Rick Osborne

Rick Osborne has been doing web development work since 1994, and getting paid for it since 1996. His first paid gig was writing a primitive shopping cart system for a woman who sold crafts out of her house.  The system was written in C++ and didn’t do anything more than validate some form fields and email the credit card information (unencrypted!) to her home email address.Luckily, Rick has learned a few tricks since then.

Rick started with Full Sail in mid-2009, teaching the Advanced Server-Side Languages and Advanced Database Structures courses.  Before that he worked for the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, makers of the yellow No.2 pencil that everyone remembers so fondly from their days of standardized testing.

Rick has moved around quite a bit in his life, but he always come back to Central Florida.

Check it out!

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