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Wednesday, May 10 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Git for Writers: Making it Easy

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Writers without a strong developer background struggle with Git. Part of the problem is that the basic metaphors don't apply to distributed systems. There's no "bucket" of "your" stuff. Git changes your view depending on a number of factors, and once you understand them without relying on metaphors from centralized source control systems, you'll really understand what happens when you change a file and submit it to the system. Fear will become confidence. Git provides fantastic review and commenting ability, stellar forensics, and far better conflict resolution than typical technical writing tools. But you can't take advantage of these unless you can use Git with confidence.

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Mysti Berry

Principal Technical Writer, Okta, Inc.
Technical writer for 27 years, the last 15 an API doc writer. After 10 years of XML/DITA, pivoted to Git.

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Wednesday May 10, 2017 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
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