Moving to Git-based Version Control with Small Teams

Monday, October 20th, 2014


  • Waylon Baumgardner – California Baptist University

Location: Pavilion Ballroom West

Version control has become increasingly important as websites have matured into complex, data-driven applications. The execution of a version control solution, especially with smaller teams, can be daunting. This presentation is meant to provide a brief overview of the various reasons for version control, how to properly plan a migration to version control (especially those leveraging content management systems and/or have no version control in place), and how to execute that plan based on first-hand experience. Just because you have a small team does not mean that version control is not important, nor does it mean that it is intended exclusively for bigger teams. Have a small team? You, too, can join the version control club!


Small team, just like us.


  • Hosting?
    • Github & Bitbucket (free/cheap hosted)
    • Self host: Git (source)m or GitLab
  • Figure out workflow
  • Decide who gets access
  • Implement a workflow
  • Push your first commit!
  • Evaluate what is working.

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