2016 Speaker Proposal: Using Git in Surprising Ways

2016 Speaker Proposal: Using Git in Surprising Ways

Git is a great SCM, and almost everyone is familiar with using it in that way. However, the features git offers, along with the indexing power, makes it quite handy to use for multiple types of data storage, including as a backend for visualization or data exploration.

Examples will be given in the talk for a few examples – including access tools – all of which are available on Github:

– Storing complicated data from REST APIs (diff, grep, log)

– Wiki/SCM with Git as a backend

– Graph data (such as movies) using tagging for cross-references

– Ancestry Graph (family tree)

Attendees will come away with inspiration and ideas about how to use Git to store, share and explore data without the overhead of a database.


Kristen HunterKirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. She currently works as an API Evangelist for Akamai, and is writing a book on Irresistible APIs (Scheduled publication: Summer 2016).  Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her website at http://www.princesspolymath.com.

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