Level up Your Git Commits with Gitmoji! 👍🏻

Did you know that you can conquer one of the hardest problems in computer science with this one neat trick?

It’s time to get good at naming things. How do you do that? Practice, lots of it. One of the ways you can do this each and every day is by using the creative parts of your brain and exercising your executive function.

The ability to abstract away from the details and think about the larger picture is very similar to picking the right name for a variable. This doesn’t come easy, but one way to work on it is to use another language.

The language that every developer is probably using today, but perhaps not with the same focus is Emoji. This talk gets into he art of Gitmoji – picking a single emoji character to summarize the high-level meaning of the change introduced to the software in a commit.

The immediate benefit of using Gitmoji is a very colorful commit history with lost of easily-discoverable meaning. Just a glance at a log and you can easily spot the commit that fixed a bug or bumped the version number.

Flex your brain muscle and write some fancy, clear and meaningful git commit messages!

Location: Main Stage Date: August 18, 2020 Time: 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Ben Chatelain Ben Chatelain