In this session you will learn what Distributed Version Control is, the benefits of DVCS, the primary DVCS platforms and their relative benefits and shortcomings. Much of the discussion around version control currently centers around Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS). More tools, web sites and platforms continue to enable DVCS access and interaction. For many developers and teams, DVCS remains unfamiliar. This session aims to make attendees familiar with DVCS so they can make informed choices and begin deeper investigation of DVCS features and benefits.