Throughput's been slow in meatspace for the past few weeks, but your
intrepid team of electronics do-gooders are still plugging away
improving the club's lab space (Ye Olde Hacker Lab), pushing the
professors for more goodness per lecture, and thinking up projects
to get you folks out of your rooms and involved in growing our geek
Tonight, we'll be presenting ... (drum roll please) ...
Version Control Systems!
Yep, if you use'em, you know you love'em and have strong feelings
for which one p0wns the others. If you haven't yet been exposed to
their tingly goodness, be forewarned that your software development
life will never be the same again.
First we'll talk about the general purpose and properties of version
control systems. Then we'll compare some of the many
implementations of these suckers and look at how the technology has
improved since its inception. Finally, we'll show both clients and
servers in action to make sure you all know how to set up your own
version control repositories and grab the latest source from
As always, provided that enough people are still feeling the mad
jive by the end of our presentation, we'll be showing a movie of
unreasonably geek chic status, which you will only discover if you
Alright kids, catch you on the flip side of the screen,
President - UVM Computer Science Student Association
Graduate Student - UVM Computer Science
Research Assistant - Gund Institute Ecoinformatics Collaboratory