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Tom Preston-Werner

@mojombo

GitHub Meetup London

img http://theroyalgeorgewc2.co.uk/images/home5.jpg It's the last stop on our Europe tour and we're capping things off with an evening at the Royal George near Soho in London at 19:00 on Monday…

GitHub Meetup Oslo, Norway

img http://img.skitch.com/20091111-bir68bb7kn76kdpdtr1988m1yr.png Continuing our tour of Europe, PJ, and Scott, and I will be in Oslo on Friday the 13th and we'd like to invite you to join us at…

GitHub Meetup Poznań, Poland

Tom, PJ, and Scott will be hanging out at MOOD Club at 21:30 tonight (Saturday) in Poznań, Poland following the first day of the RuPy Conference. If you're local or…

Load Balancing at GitHub

We've had a number of inquiries into why we chose ldirectord as our primary load balancer for the new GitHub architecture. As I've mentioned before (and more on this later),…

Introducing BERT and BERT-RPC

As I detailed in How We Made GitHub Fast, we have created a new data serialization and RPC protocol to power the GitHub backend. We have big plans for these…

How We Made GitHub Fast

Now that things have settled down from the move to Rackspace, I wanted to take some time to go over the architectural changes that we've made in order to bring…

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight at 23:00 PDT

We will be having a maintenance window tonight from [2](00 to 23:59 PDT":http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=10&day=18&year=2009&hour=23&min=0&sec=0&p1=224). A very small amount of web unavailability will be required during this period. We will be upgrading…

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight at 22:00 PDT

We're having another maintenance window tonight from [2](00 to 23:00 PDT":http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=10&day=15&year=2009&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=224). We will be installing and testing the "sorry server" that will be enabled if no frontends are available to…

A Note on Today’s Outage

We had an outage this morning from 06:32 to 07:42 PDT. One of the file servers experienced an unusually high load that caused the heartbeat monitor on that file server…

GitHub is Moving to Rackspace!

In just a few short weeks we will be moving GitHub to a new home at Rackspace. We're aware of the current stability and performance issues, and we want to…

The Git Parable

I've written a blog post over at my personal blog that you all may enjoy. It's about learning git by looking at how a Git-like system could be built from…

GitHub in the Government

Are you part of a US city, state, or federal government organization that uses GitHub for your source hosting? Do you belong to a government-oriented non-profit that uses GitHub? Do…

Jekyll has a core team!

Please welcome @qrush (Nick Quaranto) to the core Jekyll team (now consisting of the two of us)! img http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/eb8975af8e49e19e3dd6b6b84a542e26?s=200 He'll be helping me keep Jekyll active and awesome by assisting…