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Lorna Mitchell

Speaker Bio

Lorna is based in Yorkshire; she is a Developer Advocate with Nexmo as well as a published author and experienced conference speaker. She brings her technical expertise on a range of topics to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, always delivered with a very practical slant. In her spare time, Lorna works on a house renovation project and blogs at lornajane.net.

A Meritocracy of Pull Requests

Mid-level, General PHP Development

We often speak of open source as a meritocracy; everyone's patches are welcome. However with git used in the workplace as well as open source, being good at pull requests is a key career skill for all developers. This talk combines git tips, psychology and years of experience to present key information on working with pull requests. How to open one in a way that will make it more likely to be accepted without drama. How to review and evaluate a pull request so you don't regret it in the morning. How (and if) to merge pull requests, including those big words like rebasing and squashing. And how to close them, merged or not. This talk recommended for everyone who uses pull requests and wants to work on this key skill.