There’s something uniquely satisfying with connecting people to tools they would otherwise be unaware of. To that end, I asked my Lead Technical Developer, Aaron Overton, to write an article about how artists and arts managers can take advantage of a commonly used programmer tool that has yet to work its way into the field in any sort of mainstream fashion.
What I’m talking about is version control software; in particular, Git.
We’ve been using Git for years and its benefits keep improving every year. But even though it started life as a tool geared toward programmers, other fields soon discovered its usefulness. As a result, it’s no longer just for programmers.
Having said that, it’s rare to encounter anyone inside nonprofit performing arts who knows what it is, let alone uses it.
We published Aaron’s article at ArtsHacker yesterday and I strongly encourage you to give it a read (doubly so if you’re a composer, librarian, or archivist!).