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Thursday 19 June 2014

Presentation at LinuxCon North America 2014 in Chicago

On Friday the 22nd of August, I will give my presentation "New Views on Your Source Code History with 'git replace'" as part of the LinuxCon North America 2014.

Hopefully I will have a few days to do some sight seeing in Chicago before the conference.

Sunday 25 August 2013

LinuxCon Europe 2013, October 21 - 23, Edinburgh, UK

I will give my presentation called "Enjoy Fighting Regressions with git bisect" again this year at the LinuxCon Europe. It is planned on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:50pm to 5:40pm.

Saturday 8 September 2012

LinuxCon Europe 2012, November 5 - 7, Barcelona, Spain

I will give a presentation at the LinuxCon Europe 2012 next November in Barcelona, Spain. As usual this presentation will be about git bisect. I would be happy to meet you there!

Wednesday 25 July 2012

GitHub takes a $100 million investment and is valued $750 million

The news is a bit old now but I think it's worth noting. Here is a bloomberg article. And here is a wall street journal article. I hope they will put the money to good use.

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Wonderful LinuxCon

The LinuxCon North America 2011 was great! I enjoyed it very much! Thanks to all the very friendly people I met and thanks to the organizers!

The parties were very nice. And it was funny because the theme of the 20th Anniversary of Linux Gala Event on Wednesday, Aug 17th, at Commodore Ballroom was the Roaring 20's, and in april this year Murex, the company I am working for, had an annual party (called Jamboree) with the same theme.

The picture of the LinuxCon are in the linux_foundation's photostream on Flickr. There is one picture in the Green Screen photos series where I appear.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Git Bisect and Testing GTAC 2010 video available

The video of my presentation at GTAC 2010 in India is now available as a Google Tech Talk on YouTube.

Other videos from the GTAC are available too.

And the slides of the presentations are on this Google Docs page.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Back from India and the GTAC

I came back from Hyderabad 2 days ago (Sunday the 31st of October). I was at the GTAC (Google Test Automation Conference) where I gave a presentation about "Git bisect and Testing" on the 28th of October. Before that I had a few days to visit Hyderabad and do some shopping from Monday the 25th to Wednesday the 27th.

I got good feedback from my presentation. And I don't know if the slides from the presentations will be put online, but one way or another I will make my slides available soon.

I enjoyed a lot sight seeing, resting in the great hotels, meeting GTAC attendants, listening to the talks, having lunch, diner and beers with others...

There was a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Thanks again the Program and Organizing Committee members for all they did to make it a great conference!

Thursday 7 October 2010

GTAC 2010 selected talks

There is now a page with the selected talks on the Google Test Automation Conference 2010 web site. So you can see a short abstract of the presentation I will give, a short bio and a picture of myself.

Thursday 26 August 2010

Presentation "Git Bisect and Testing" at the Google Test Automation Conference, October 2010

I am very happy that my proposal for a presentation named Git Bisect and Testing has been selected for the 5th Annual Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) on October 28th & 29th, 2010 in Hyderabad, India. There will be only 11 talks including the three keynotes that have already be announced. So my talk will be among the remaining 8. The agenda is being worked out and I will post when I will know more about it.

I had planned to go to the GitTogether'10 too, which is an annual Git developers and users meeting that is hosted by Google in Mountain View, California. But the GitTogether is on October 25th, 26th and 27th, and I would have had to take a flight at 4:45PM on the 26th from the San Francisco airport in order to be in Hyderabad at the start of the GTAC. It would not have been reasonable to spend much more time traveling and recovering from jet-lag for just half a GitTogether.

So I decided to focus on having a nice trip to India and on delivering a good presentation at the GTAC. I will miss seeing my fellow Git developers and users, but I am looking forward to meeting interesting people from the testing community.

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Thanks to the friendly Git community

I am currently working on a patch series to make it possible to cherry-pick and revert many commits instead of just one. And I have been very happy to find out that many people thanked me and wrote kind words to encourage me to work on this.

I also sometimes get some nice private mails about my work. And that just happened a few days ago for a fix I posted.

By the way Junio Hamano often thanks people too, when he applies a patch that someone sent to him and to the mailing list. This is very nice from him!

So I want to thank and encourage everybody who thank and encourage other people on the Git mailing list :-) This is really helpful to keep contributors motivated and to keep a friendly atmosphere!

Friday 4 December 2009

"Fighting regressions" article now part of git documentation

The patch that added the article to the git documentation has been accepted in the "master" branch, so it is now part of the official git documentation.

Monday 9 November 2009

Linux Kongress article contributed to Git

I contributed my article Fighting regressions with "git bisect" to the git documentation directory.

My patch was accepted into the Git "pu" (Proposed Updates) branch and there are no comments on it on the git mailing list yet which is rather good.

Sunday 8 November 2009

Linux Kongress paper available on a web page

My paper is now available here in HTML.

It comes from an asciidoc earlier version that I updated.

The H online is talking a little about my presentation

The H online has an article about Linux-Kongress 2009 that talks a little about my presentation at the end. It's called: Linux-Kongress 2009: New filesystems, optimised programming

This article says that the proceedings will be available at Lehmanns' online shop. I don't know if these proceedings will have the latest (not flawed) version of my paper.

There is a news entry on LWN.net about this article.

Saturday 7 November 2009

Paper for Linux-Kongress 2009

The reason I created this blog is that I wrote a paper for the Linux-Kongress 2009. It was published in GUUG's UpTimes publication. But there were some flaws in it that I discovered after the UpTimes magazine was printed.

And they only put old magazine content online. They don't take away the rights of the author though, which is very nice. So here is the fixed paper: Fighting regressions with git bisect (.pdf)

Friday 6 November 2009

Presentation at Linux-Kongress 2009

I went to the Linux-Kongress 2009 in Dresden give a presentation about git bisect. The presentation is now available for download online: Fighting regressions with git bisect.

Update: I forgot to say that all the presentations of the technical days are available on the program page of the Linux-Kongress 2009 site.

Link to my git bisect run article

I wrote in February 2009 for lwn.net an article named Fully automated bisecting with "git bisect run".

First blog post

This blog will be mostly about my free/open source software interests. That is mostly about Git, and especially git bisect.