Last weekend, August 22-23, I attended Drupal Camp Asheville for the first time. This was also the first time giving a talk at a Drupal camp, after going to various camps in the past year and even attending Drupalcon Austin I noticed that most, if not all, of the talks on version control, let alone on Git, were focused on beginners. While I’m not saying this is a bad thing, people should be giving these talks as version control systems is something people need to know. So instead I decided to give a “not your average Git talk”, titled “How not to be a Git”, focusing more on tip and tricks as well as introducing people to some of the more powerful and useful features of Git.
While the talk itself was done pretty much last minute, doing most of it in the passenger seat of my bosses van on the way to Asheville, North Carolina, everything worked out. My session was scheduled first thing in the morning, and honestly I was not expecting the turn out that I got. By the end of it I knew I just blew some minds, and there were some really good questions at the end as well (sorry don’t remember what they were). I even had a few people stay in the room after the talk for some in depth questions. Through out the day I had several people tell me how much they enjoyed my session and that they were able to take something away from the talk. What I was not expecting from it though, was when my boss and the organizer of the camp pointed out that my session was brought up multiple times in a recent blog post about the camp and that blew my own mind.
For those that were unable to attend Drupal Camp Asheville, or unable to attend my session there I will be doing a “new and improved” version at Drupal Camp Chattanooga on September 13th.