Innovative keynote presentations


Compliance and Continuous Delivery for SVN and Git: An Oxymoron No Longer

Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Kurt Bittner is a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, including application life-cycle management (ALM). In his keynote, Bittner will discuss how to manage DevOps compliance and governance for Subversion and Git including test automation and the use of tools like Gerrit to flag compliance issues in a continuous delivery pipeline.

The Open Source Enterprise

Ross Gardler, President, Apache Software Foundation (San Francisco)

Ross Gardler has been involved with open source since the mid-90s, and led the UK academic research sector’s open source advisory service. In his keynote, Gardler will provide attendees with an overview of the state of open source software in the enterprise, focusing on the anticipated maturation path of Subversion and Git.

Donnie Berkholz, IT Analyst, RedMonk (New York)

Donnie Berkholz is RedMonk’s "resident Ph.D.", where he quantifies and analyzes the art & science of software creation and its usage by developers, data scientists, sysadmins, and everyone in between. His background is diverse, including stints in biophysics, open-source software development & leadership, IT infrastructure, and journalism.

General Sessions

The New Subversion: Storage, Scalability, and Speed

Gain a deeper understanding of Subversion. This session will cover designs, proposals, and a roadmap for the Subversion project with a special focus on scalability and performance.

Presenter: Branko Cibej, WANdisco Director of Subversion

Subversion for the Global Enterprise

Learn how to manage a global deployment with distributed teams, the performance and productivity challenges involved, and how to overcome them from administrative, business and IT perspectives.

Presenter: Daniel Petersen, SME Lead, Global Engineering Services, Pitney Bowes



Conference Highlights

Subversion & Git Live returns in 2014 with an expanded agenda featuring new expert-led hands-on sessions.

From "Migrating Data into Subversion and Git" to "Intro to Git and Gerrit Administration", attendees will learn new skills they can apply immediately.

This year's sessions include:

  • Git Access Control
  • Using Subversion Hook Scripts for Policy and Procedure Enforcement
  • Git Repository Management: Hands-On
  • Intro to Git and Gerrit Administration: Hands-On
  • Why I Prefer Subversion or Git
  • Subversion & Git Coexisting, Git-SVN and SubGit


Companies that Have Attended



Meet the Keynote Presenters

Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Kurt Bittner is a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, including application life-cycle management (ALM). He focuses on the organizational and cultural shifts necessary to extract broader business value from software development processes.


Ross Gardler, President, Apache Software Foundation

Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid 90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundation's President. He's been an independent strategy consultant, led the UK academic research sectors open source advisory service and now works for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc where he helps build bridges between non-Microsoft and Microsoft technologies.


Donnie Berkholz

Donnie Berkholz is RedMonk’s "resident Ph.D.", where he quantifies and analyzes the art & science of software creation and its usage by developers, data scientists, sysadmins, and everyone in between. His background is diverse, including stints in biophysics, open-source software development & leadership, IT infrastructure, and journalism.


Meet the Presenters

Patrick Burma

Patrick has more than a dozen years of in-depth experience with open source software, including Subversion and Git. As senior solutions architect, Pat provides technical insight, advice and recommendations for enterprise system development lifecycle (SDLC) and application lifecycle management (ALM) implementations as well as software configuration best practices training for enterprise teams. His specialties include SCM, ALM, technical support and product management. Prior to WANdisco, Patrick held senior engineering positions with PureCM and Seapine Software.


Branko Cibej

Branko joined the Subversion project in May 2000, after spending several years trying to manage SCM deployments using RCS and CVS, and finally coming to the conclusion that something better was needed. Luckily, he discovered Subversion in its early days and has been a dedicated subversive ever since. Recent excursions into internet video start-ups have reduced his code contributions somewhat, but that hasn't deterred him from sounding off on the development mailing list.

He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and Director of Subversion at WANdisco. He has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, which means that he can tell tall stories about the good old days when one could have a cup of coffee while waiting for terminal echo, and could slam down the phone without having to worry about warranty coverage.


James Creasy

James Creasy is Senior Director Product Management, setting strategic direction and overseeing development for WANdisco's ALM products. Drawing on an extensive and hands-on background developing enterprise software, James also explores emerging technologies to identify new approaches to product offerings, competitive positioning, and business architectures.


Randy DeFauw

Randy DeFauw is Director of Product Marketing for WANdisco’s ALM products. He focuses on understanding in detail how WANdisco’s products help solve real world problems, and has deep background in development tools and processes. Prior to joining WANdisco he worked in product management, marketing, consulting, and development. He has several years of experience applying Subversion and Git workflows to modern development challenges.


Shawn Doyle

Shawn is a software configuration management professional, founder of the lead consultant of ReleaseTEAM. ReleaseTEAM is a consultant company committed to providing custom Software Configuration Management solutions based on the needs of our clients. Shawn specializes in version control tools like Git, SVN, ClearCase, Rational Team Concert (RTC), AccuRev, and Perforce, as well as many other Build Automation tools. He has spent the last 23 years migrating software projects from one SCM tool to another, creating unique solutions and integrations between various tools, automating build processes and generally making software build environments sane. Shawn follows open source and commercial SCM tools very closely and is on a number of industry user groups and boards.


Rich Duncan

Rich Duncan is the President and CTO of Black Diamond Software, Inc. with over 20 years of experience helping organizations improve their software development practices. Rich has lead enterprise process improvement initiatives, enterprise tooling roll-outs, and software development projects for Fortune 100 organizations throughout North America. He is an expert in a number of proprietary and open source ALM tool stacks.


Stefan Fuhrmann

Stefan has over 20 years of experience with professional software development, working as a software architect, system architect and process expert in the automotive industry. Stefan has been a TortoiseSVN contributor since 2003 and a committer to the Subversion project since 2010. His involvement with Subversion focuses on server performance and client usability. Stefan joined WANdisco as a full time Apache Subversion committer in July 2012.


Mike Lester

Mike Lester is a 33 year veteran of the software industry. He has spent the past 26 years delivering consulting and training services for Subversion and other software configuration management systems. He has taught over 700 classes covering various aspects of implementing and using Subversion and other SCMs.


Philip Martin

Philip has been a core Subversion committer since 2001 and was part of the team that developed the first version of Subversion. As a senior Subversion developer at WANdisco Philip's focus has been client-side developments such as WC-NG (Working Copy Next Generation). Before starting with Subversion, Philip used a variety of version control systems while writing software for oil exploration, radar systems, mobile phones and air traffic control. Philip has an MSc. in Applied Math and Theoretical Physics from the University of Southampton and a BSc. in Physics from the University of Manchester.


Daniel Petersen, SME Lead, Global Engineering Services, Pitney Bowes

Daniel has more than 20 years of software, application development and configuration management experience. His specialties include project management, Six Sigma project analysis and management, SCM tools implementation and best practices, data migration and integration, data quality analysis, process improvement, and more.


Alex Pierce

Alex Pierce is an open source veteran with over 15 years of Linux administration experience. His resume includes over 4 years as a Solution Architect at Red Hat designing open-source enterprise solutions. As a Senior Solution Architect at WANdisco, Alex helps tailor Subversion and Git to suit the needs of enterprise development.


Ben Reser

Ben Reser’s work at VServers (web hosting provider) and Universal Commerce (ecommerce outsourcing) led him to work on a variety of open source projects. He started contributing to Subversion with his work on the Perl bindings in 2003. His work on Subversion expanded from there, serving as release manager from 1.0.2 to 1.1.3. Ben joined WANdisco to focus on Subversion full time.


Doug Robinson

Doug is a software generalist with 30+ years of experience. He has worked on real-time embedded systems, kernel networking implementations, user space daemons including process control, secure RPC, and build systems. He has designed, implemented and been deeply involved in software configuration management in every aspect throughout his career.

In his last job, Doug was, among other things, the architect of HP’s worldwide implementation of Subversion, including the largest deployment of WANdisco’s SVN MultiSite at the time. That service included Linux servers, a highly available software implementation including “site to site” failover, a backup process and SAN.


Wolf

Wolf is a thirty year veteran of software engineering and evangelism. He has worked at companies as varied as Apple, LucasArts, and Netscape and today works in network security at Arbor Networks. Git is his favorite source code control tool; and he doesn’t hesitate to push it on unsuspecting engineers.