Being Productive at GitHub

215e0166d4d8265395c5d9076da73c70?s=47 Mike McQuaid
September 19, 2019

Being Productive at GitHub

Tips and tricks for being (more) productive at GitHub.

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Mike McQuaid

September 19, 2019
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  1. Being Productive @ GitHub A ! " # Mike McQuaid

  2. Mike McQuaid OSS Economy Engineer

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  4. (links at the end)

  5. less noise

  6. ⌚ unwatch repositories https://github.com/watching

  7. leave teams https://github.com/orgs/github/teams?query=members%3Ame

  8. filter your (email) notifications https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#settings/filters

  9. review requests: review (ASAP) direct mentions: read author: read +

    team mention: skim the rest: skim subjects
  10. unblock your coworkers

  11. ⌛ review requested PRs (ASAP) https://github.com/pulls/review-requested

  12. “request changes” on PRs sparingly

  13. use deploy trains https://githubber.com/article/technology/dotcom/deploy/entrain

  14. deploy deploy trains for others (bonus points if you live

    in non-America timezones) 1
  15. focus

  16. 2 (ideally) one PR at a time https://github.com/pulls

  17. 3 brew cask install quitter https://marco.org/apps

  18. clump your meetings https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1/r

  19. decline some meetings https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1/r

  20. …thanks! https://speakerdeck.com/mikemcquaid/being-productive-at-github https://github.blog/2017-07-18-managing-large-numbers-of-github-notifications/