CIS Seminar: Scotty Polston, 1 Sep

"Subversion: No, I'm not talking about espionage!"

Scotty Polston
Network Administrator, Computer and Information Science
MS student, Geology and Geological Engineering

3:00 p.m., Wednesday, 1 September 2010
235 Weir Hall

Abstract: Subversion is an open source version control system that is typically used in software development. Many large software projects use Subversion to manages their patches and upgrades during development. Some of the more notable projects include Apache, GCC, Django, PHP, and Python, in addition to other major software project repositories, like SourceForge and Google Code. This presentation will go over some of the mechanisms of Subversion, including differences between it and other version control systems. It will also cover the basics of using Subversion and some of the "best practices." Lastly, the presentation will cover how Subversion can integrate with project management tools, like Trac, and how Subversion is deployed in the CIS department.

Biography: Scotty Polston is the Network Administrator for the Department of Computer and Information Science and an MS student in Geological Engineering. Scotty received his Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering (BSGE) degree in 2006. In the 2006-8 period, he was a Research Assistant for the University of Mississippi Geoinformatics Center. He assumed his current position with the CIS Department in June 2008.