Jeff King

What do I do?

I work for GitHub. My job there is mainly about improving git, an open-source distributed version control system. Which is just fine with me, because that's what I was doing in my spare time at all the other jobs, anyway.

I used to work in the Research Technologies division at Indiana University.

Before that I was a grad student in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. You can see a list of my publications.

I used to host the Longboards and Longhorns radio show on WREK. Now I live too far away to host, but I still maintain the webpage.

I also used to be in a surf-country band called The Broken Spokes, but these days there are a few thousand miles between band members.

There are many Jeff Kings in the world, and I am not most of them. Specifically, I am not:


You can email me at My PGP key is here.


My nickname is Peff, which dates back to my childhood. Yes, people call me that in real life. No, it's not the most manly nickname in the world, but at least it is somewhat unique. The only other Peffs I know of are: