My Mom Told Me That git Doesn't Scale

Devcon October Conference, Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:30
With over 2 million and a half repositories, GitHub is the world's largest source code host. Since day one, we've faced an unique engineering problem: making terabytes of Git data always available, either directly or through our website.

This talk offers a hopefully insightful view into the internals of Git, the way its original design affects our scalable architecture, and the many things we've learnt while solving this fascinating problem.



Vicent Martí used to make videogames, but he sold out because
he likes to wear expensive clothes. Or any clothes at all.
He now works full time as a systems engineer at GitHub, focusing on security andperformance issues on the backend. He’s also the maintainer of
libgit2, the Git library that powers GitHub’s backend and native
He takes long showers because he enjoys smelling nice.

Other Presentations at Devcon October

Open Accessibilty Menu