Tutorial on “Mining Git and Github for Research” by Dr. Daniel Germán (August 18, 2016)

We’re delighted to announce a tutorial given by Dr. Daniel Germán from the University of Victoria on “Mining Git and Github for Research”. It will take place at Polytechnique Montreal in room L-4812 on Thursday, the 18th of August 2016 (2pm-4pm).

As one of the driving forces behind seminal papers like “The Promises and Perils of Mining Git” and “The Promises and Perils of Mining GitHub”, Dr. Germán is the world expert on how to get the most *out* of git, both literally and figuratively 😉 So, this is the chance for you and/or your students to hear from the Git(Hub) mining master!

This is the abstract of the tutorial:

In the first part of this tutorial, I will introduce the basic concepts of git and github, and the main challenges of mining them for software engineering research. The second part will be a hands-on experience on the extraction of facts typically used in research. I will cover topics such as: the git store data model; what metadata git stores and how it can be retrieved; the DAG model and what it means for software research; and how to efficiently retrieve information from git.

Income is free, just bring your laptop (with git installed on it, see this tutorial) and wit 😉

Feel free to distribute to any colleague or student who might be interested.

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