Time & Date

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Date: Monday, March 25th, 2013


Room 405
FedEx Institute of Technology
365 Innovation Drive
Memphis, TN 38152


Park in the Garage right across the street from the FedEx Institute on Innovation Drive. Parking will be free for attendees of this event.


I'm happy to announce that this month's meeting is sponsored by the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and FedEx Institute of Technology. They're providing both the venue and the food for this month's meeting, so please RSVP if you plan to attend:


I'm happy to announce our guest speaker, Matt Makai. Join us as he talks about Development Workflows with Github.

Github Development Team Workflows: What are the strengths and weaknesses of using Github for varying development team configurations? This talk will cover topics such as creating a canonical repository to have development team members fork from, handling code reviews through pull requests, and creating separate branches for testing and production deployments. This programming language-agnostic talk draws upon work with both co-located and geographically dispersed teams at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the George Washington University, and Motley Fool, some of which was recently covered in an article by Wired (http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/01/hack-the-government/)

About the Speaker: Matt Makai is a traveling software developer visiting thirty cities in five months from March through August 2013. He remotely develops software with Python for two clients: the Motley Fool and George Washington University. He has previously developed software for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Marriott International, the FBI, Department of Defense, and Freddie Mac. In addition to his undergrad Computer Science B.S. from James Madison University, Matt has an M.S. in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. Matt writes two blogs, one on software development and entrepreneurship at http://www.mattmakai.com/ and another on his current Coding Across America trip around the United States to visit with technology companies at http://www.codingacrossamerica.com/.


Github Workflows by Matt Makai