About Matthew Collins

Feb 17, 2015 • Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins is the system administrator for UF’s Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory. Currently his main activity is providing systems support and software interfaces for the iDigBio project. Previously he has been a system administrator and web applications developer for the Florida Museum of Natural History at UF, as well as ISPs and consulting companies. He nearly 20 years of IT experience focused on open source software and development.

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

…figuring out why my branches didn’t get pushed to a remote origin. I had conceptualized that every copy of a git repository was complete so it just didn’t make sense that when I made a branch and then ran just git push and git pull somewhere else, that my branch didn’t show up on the other machine. This is my own personal example of a knowledge graph that was wrong.