About Pawel Pomorski

Feb 9, 2015 • Pawel Pomorski

Pawel Pomorski works for SHARCNET at the University of Waterloo as a High Performance Computing Programming Analyst. His interests span many areas of high performance computing, including parallel programming in various languages, using CUDA, OpenMP and MPI. Pawel has a PhD in physics, and presently lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

What I found hardest about using Git the first time was… When I was first learning Git some years ago, I found it hard to figure out what a “detached HEAD” was, and how to avoid getting into that state, especially when working with a remote repository. What made it difficult was that many explanations I found online relied on Computer Science analogies (mostly databases) that I as someone with physics background was not familiar with. In the end I learned the “magic” flags that resolved the issue, but it took me longer to really understand what was happening.