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Wednesday, October 5 • 12:00 - 12:50
Tracking Huge Files with Git LFS - Steve Smith, Atlassian

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Developers love Git for its raw speed, powerful history traversal, distributed nature, and (of course) the fact that it was originally built by Linus Torvalds. What we don't love is the fact that, out of the box, Git has poor support for tracking large binary files!

Fortunately, developers from Atlassian and GitHub have teamed up to work on an open source, MIT licensed project to solve this problem: Git LFS (Large File Support). This means researchers, web designers, game or desktop application developers, multimedia producers and any other Linux ecosystem participants who need to version large data, rich media, or binaries, can move off legacy centralized systems and start using modern version control.

In this session I'll cover the computer science behind Git LFS' internals & architecture, CLI usage and how to build an effective Git LFS workflow for an open source team.

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Steve Smith

Devops Advocate, Atlassian
Steve Smith has worked at Atlassian for over 8 years, both as a sysadmin and a developer. Prior to that he worked on tanks and radars in the Outer Hebrides, telecoms systems in Hong Kong, and in startups in Australia. He now works out of Atlassian's Amsterdam offices, focusing on... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00 - 12:50 CEST