This is a talk that was requested by the advanced developers class at WordCamp Phoenix 2013. I had the honor of co-teaching all day with Erick Hitter from Automattic.
This talk goes over techniques for making your life as a user of Git version control super-easy when interacting with WordPress core, WordPress.org plugins, and the WordPress automatic updater. All of these systems run on SVN by default, but with minimal setup, you can interact with them without worrying at all about SVN. 🙂