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Git & GitHub Foundations Course

Dev Bootcamp and GirlDevelopit invite you to participate in a Git and Github training. This training will be provided by instructors from Github itself.

About the class:

The Foundations class helps you, as a newcomer to Git and GitHub, fully grasp the the concepts and application of distributed version control so that you can effectively begin using this productivity-enhancing suite of tools. During this live training course, we’ll explore the foundations of Git and GitHub through practical every-day commands and processes. We’ll conclude with workflow ideas and practical tips that will get you on the road to mastery of this revolutionary version control system.


  • Introductions
  • Git and your initial setup
  • Git configuration and its inheritance
  • SSH Authentication and your first repository
  • Understanding and thinking in Git's three stages
  • Adding, committing, and diff-ing code changes
  • The Similarity Index; Moving, Renaming, and Removing files
  • Reviewing version history in Git
  • Strategies for efficiency
  • Managing and using Git Remotes
  • Branching, Tagging, and Stashing
  • Merging, Rebasing, and managing conflicts
  • Undoing your work with Git
  • Making Git work with SVN


  • Understand how Git works and how to apply that to day to day development.
  • Learn how GitHub makes distributed collaboration both effective and enjoyable.
  • Practice the use of Pull Requests to make contributions to any project.
  • Learn the basic 10 commands that will appear in your every-day use of Git.
  • Know how to “back out” mistakes using Git’s incredible history and ability to revert almost any change.
  • Leverage the features of GitHub for easier collaboration with colleagues.
  • Discover how the offline capabilities of Git work.

Before class, please follow the instructions in the prerequisites.

*We will be providing lunch

Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low-cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

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  • Dorrit G.

    Really great overview of git and Github. The instructor, Brent Beer from Github, was extremely knowledgable.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Erin J.

    I was definitely not prepared for the amount of command line interface that we needed to know as a prerequisite for this class. More homework for me!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Dorrit G.

    Awesome overview of git and github!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Christine S.

    Thanks for the great meetup!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Alex


    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Maggie S.

    So sorry to cancel last minute (again)! Thought I'd be done moving by now... :( Really hope this is offered again. Have fun everybody!

    June 22, 2013

  • Alex

    Pamela and Gaby - thanks for organizing this. looking forward to it. Gaby - i just moved from columbus also...

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Vanessa Tristão J.

    I didn't realize that I wasn't going to be able to pay for the class the day before. If anyone can't make it and has already paid, please let me know.

    June 22, 2013

    • Pamela

      We've opened the RSVPs back up, please join!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Sandra

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it but will attend the next one.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel! I won't have time to attend...

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! Is this a good course for a true beginner? I have done the beginner-beginner RailsBridge class and I'm working my way through Codecademy. Thanks!

    June 14, 2013

    • E Gabriela Zamudio (.

      I am sorry Emily, we will not have a childcare service available at this time.

      June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem. Maybe next time :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Lindsay E.

    Any chance there will be some vegan lunch options? Otherwise I'll plan accordingly and bring my own. Thanks!

    June 13, 2013

  • Susan P.

    Sadly need to back out now due to work travel but I hope this gets offered again! thanks!

    June 13, 2013

  • Mari

    Any plans to hold another Git & GitHub Foundations Course? I have a scheduling conflict but would definitely be interested in attending the next one, if offered!

    June 12, 2013

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