Making Git faster with Derrick Stolee

11.04.2019 - By Software Engineering Unlocked

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In this episode, I talk to Derrick Stolee, a principal software engineer at Microsoft who makes sure the Git version control system is lightning fast.

We talk about:
- his career switch from being a professor to become a software engineer at Microsoft, 
- what it means to contribute to open-source during your worktime for Microsoft,
- how he improves the speed and performance of such a widely-used and mature software system as Git,
- how to do code reviews via mailing lists,
- and what it takes to become an open-source maintainer.

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