Kyler Brown

Feb 6, 2015 • Kyler Brown

Kyler Brown is a PhD candidate in neuroscience at the University of Chicago, where he studies motor control, using birdsong as a model system. He uses the scientific Python stack for data analysis, and is interested in creating a Software Carpentry Workshop for his department.

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

  • Staging.
  • I remember being confused about pull requests, “I’m trying to push to a repo, so why isn’t it a push request?
  • The language of git uses a lot of independent metaphors that are bewildering at first. A repo has branches like a tree, a HEAD like an animal, a staging area like a… parade?
  • Conflicts still trip me up, probably because most of my work is as a solitary programmer.