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The End of GitMinutes (my podcast)

I'm just about ship GitMinutes episode 46, which is going to be the final episode. I'll just paste the outro script here, as it sums up the sentimental thoughts pretty well:

I’m happy to have finally finished [publishing the last episodes from Git-Merge 2017], just in time before Git-Merge 2018 takes place in March. I won’t be going there myself, so I’m counting on someone else to pick up the mic there.

It’s sad to be shipping this one as it is probably the last GitMinutes episode ever. To go a bit down memory lane, 6 years ago, my daughter was born, and as I used a little of that paternity leave to set up my podcasting infrastructure and produce the first few episodes. Initially it was just going to be 10 episodes and call the experiment finished. Instead, I got to 46 episodes, the last dozen or so lazily tailing the last few Git-Merge conferences.

To every one of my guests, thank you so much again for coming on to share your passion in this little niche of computer science and industry. I like to think that I gave voice to some people working on the plumbing of how software development works, and distributed it out to a little bit wider community.

Big thanks to DigitialOcean for sponsoring GitMinutes. You can still use the promo code gitminutes10 when signing up if you want, and we’ll hope they’ll leave this server running with the podcast archive as long as possible.

Finally thank you, dear listener, for listening. I used to keep this list of tweets, emails, endorsements and words of encouragement for the podcast, and I’d sometimes shift through it to give myself a motivation boost when editing long episodes. Looking at that spreadsheet now, I know I was definitely able to help a few of you with your transition to Git, understanding it, or just peaking your interest at getting deeper into it. As a long time blogger, I was mind-blown about how rewarding it is to podcast, the engagement from the audience was much stronger.

So, I have a feeling this won’t be the last podcasting project I’m involved with. Personally I’ve started blogging about a bit more "higher" level, DevOps kind of transformation things.

If you’re looking for another podcast about Git, there’s an excellent one by Edward Thomson and Martin Woodward you should check out: All Things Git.

There’s a monthly Git newsletter called Git Rev News that you should check out and subscribe to. I was an initial contributor to this, but I've also retired from this effort recently.

I usually have had these 5-year runs for some particular field through my career. Early on it was about open source and CMSes, then later it became XP and agile engineering practices (CI and web-testing). Then came Git, and more configuration management and infrastructure. Now it's time to move on again, leaving my involvement with the Git community behind, unfortunately (it really is a fantastic community). So long, and thanks for the great time!

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