The following videos provide background as well how to information about git.
- First up is a video from the creator of git, Linus Torvalds. He gave a tech talk about git at Google in May of 2007. In this talk, Linus discusses the design philosophy behind git. After listening, you will have a better understanding of why git does things the way it does. He also explains how git supports his back up philosophy and how the SHA 1 hash can detect corrupted data.
- Up next is Randal Schwartz. He gave a how to tech talk in October 2007.
- Finally there is lots of good git how to information from Scott Chacon from July 2011. Scott is the author of the Pro Git book which is available to read online.