About Filipe Fernandes

Feb 6, 2015 • Filipe Fernandes

Filipe Fernandes is a physical oceanographer interested in education and computer literacy. During the day Filipe works for the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and at night writes a blog about the use of Python in oceanography.

Filipe is an advocate of reproducible science, open source and collaborative teaching. Following these principles all courses Filipe ever taught are available, and open source with a CC license, on GitHub. (Dynamical Oceanography, Weather and Climate, Waves and Tides and Descriptive Oceanography)

What I found hardest about using Git the first time was…

… I had some experience with SVN (Centralized) and Mercurial (Decentralized) that made my transition to git a little bit smoother than usual. However, there are several git commands and actions that I found hard to wrap my mind around, such as rebasing, cherry picking, squashing, etc. Some of those I eventually got the hang of, while others I am only able to execute like a “first time cooker” following a recipe. If I had to summarized I guess that what I found hardest about git is “its complexity to perform tasks that were simple with SVN.”