About Matt Dickenson

Feb 5, 2015 • Owen Matt Dickenson

Matt Dickenson is a software engineer in the US with a background in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Currently Matt works at on fraud detection and reputation systems at Ibotta.

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

Understanding the terminology, especially the differences between “forks” and “branches.” Github’s UI tacitly encourages forking repos, when often branching is the better practice. I now use Git daily for my work. Typically I prefer the Gitflow workflow for web development projects. I use Git on the command line and have several command aliases to save time and keystrokes.