GitHub For Poets - For Engineers

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August 22, 2014
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GitHub For Poets - For Engineers

GitHub for Poets is a program to help non-engineer staff understand Kickstarter's engineering processes and contribute code.

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Aaron Suggs

August 22, 2014
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  1. Engineering Meetup Welcome to the

  2. helps creative projects come to life

  3. Aaron Suggs ktheory Ops Engineer

  4. GitHub for Poets Help your whole company to commit code

  5. What is GitHub for Poets? • 1 hour session open

    to all staff • GitHub Flow in the Browser • Intro to engineering process
  6. Why do G4P? • Staff interested in learning to code

    • #AlwaysBeLearning • Remove Engineering bottleneck • Make Engineering transparent & inclusive
  7. G4P: Howto • Add staff to GitHub org • Talk

    about GitHub Flow • Demonstrate it
  8. Pro Tips™ • Change something conspicuous • Get audience participation

    ASAP (branch name, copy changes) • 8-12 people per session
  9. Pro Tip™: Safe deploy process • A git branch of

    your own • Tests & continuous integration • Deployer checks what's getting deployed
  10. Pro Tip™: explain what this means

  11. Success! Our G4P Stats • 11 new staff have made

    183 commits on master • 2 new repos for internal wikis • Easier communication
  12. (Most important) Encourage whimsy

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