Oxford Geek Nights 35

Pre-SmashingConf talks!

I loved this OGN. It was reduced number, actually controlled and it gave more space for people to talk, mingle, “network”, and you could actually ‘breathe’.


Responsive Redesign Projects
Joe Leech – http://joeleech.net/

Big clients/hotel projects. Bigger customers, higher numbers and bigger responsibility about costs (in a multimillion company a small error/problem could cost millions).

He suggests: conversion numbers in between non-responsive and responsive -> get closer to a parity. (A/B testing, etc.)

Introduction To Digital Adaptations
Paul Boag – http://boagworld.com/

Need for helping and advising customers changing mentality to have web not as aside tool, but as a business motivation and more at is centre (core maybe?).

He suggests: Help customers/company to ‘integrate’ instead of being the ‘code monkey’.

How I Put The Domesday Book Online
Anna Paul-Smith – http://anna.ps@darkgreener

Created a great historic map with added metadata based on the Doomsday Book – http://domesdaymap.co.uk – using geodjango

A Fresh Take On Content Management
Tom & Ollie – from wagtail

Created streamlined, clear-looking CMS, using Django.
“NIH – not invented here”


Git references and tutorials

Git is a choice for many developers, groups and companies and you can find many resources online. I compiled a list of some of my favourites, and they can help us to grasp the “magic” of Git a bit better…


GitHub and Git logos

Differences between Git and GitHub:


Git is a revision control system, a tool to manage your source code history. GitHub is a hosting service for Git repositories. So they are not the same thing: Git the tool, GitHub the service for projects that uses Git. [Source: Stackoverflow]


I hope this helps! Enjoy!


UPDATE – 22/04/2014

More tutorials – https://www.atlassian.com/git

This one is just brilliant: http://www.git-tower.com/learn/ it has many options, but there is a FREE online book and great visuals.

Learn Version Control with Git A step-by-step course for the complete beginner

Learn Version Control with Git
A step-by-step course for the complete beginner

And yet another Git Cheat Sheet – http://www.git-tower.com/blog/git-cheat-sheet-detail/

UPDATE – 22/09/2015

Another GIT tutorial came to me, by @udemy. It is text-and image based, easy to search for quick answers, and super helpful for anyone: as a base for learning or as a reference guide.