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Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick

Google, Inc.
Job title
Engineering Manager
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Quick Bio

Brian Fitzpatrick started Google's Chicago engineering office in 2005 and now leads several of Google's Chicago engineering efforts, including the Data Liberation Front, Transparency Engineering, and the Google Affiliate Network. He also serves as internal advisor for Google's open source efforts. Prior to joining Google, Brian worked as an engineer at CollabNet, Apple, and a local Chicago development shop.

Brian has been an active open source contributor for over thirteen years. A core Subversion developer from 2000 to 2005, he was also the lead developer of the cvs2svn utility. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former VP of Public Relations for the ASF. Brian has written numerous articles and given dozens of presentations, including co-writing "Version Control with Subversion" (now in its second edition) as well as chapters for "Unix in a Nutshell" and "Linux in a Nutshell."

Brian has an A.B. in Classics from Loyola University Chicago with a major in Latin, a minor in Greek, and a concentration in Fine Arts and Ceramics. Brian resides in Chicago.

Brian Fitzpatrick’s Talks

The Myth of the Genius Programmer
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