Emma Jane Hogbin Westby

Emma Jane Hogbin Westby

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise:

  • Version control with Git
  • onboarding
  • team dynamics
  • adult education
  • Drupal
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

Emma Jane Hogbin Westby has been working as a web developer since 1996, and has been participating in FOSS communities for over a decade. She's authored two books on Drupal (including the ever-popular Front End Drupal), and contributed technical reviews, and articles to many more publications. Passionate about information, and knowledge acquisition, Emma Jane teaches Web-based technologies online, at her local community college, and at conferences around the world. She is well-known in the Drupal community for her Drupal socks and their GPLed pattern. In her spare time, Emma Jane crafts, keeps bees, and likes to drink Scotch. You can find her at emmajane.net. Twitter: @emmajanehw

Git for Teams Git for Teams
by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby
April 2015 (est.)
Ebook: $42.99

Collaborating with Git Collaborating with Git
by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby
November 2014
Video: $119.99

Emma Jane blogs at:

Four short links: 26 May 2015

May 26 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Six Ways to Make Your Peer Code Reviews More Effective

January 05 2015

NOTE: If you are interested in attending OSCON to check out Emma Jane’s talk or the many other cool sessions, click over to the OSCON website where you can use the discount code OS13PROG to get 20% off your registration … read more

Webcast: Git for Grown-ups
October 01, 2014
We'll kick off this session with an explanation of why Git is so freaking hard to learn. Then we'll flip the tables and make YOU (not Git) the centre of attention.