Git and GitHub - Get Your Hands Dirty

Hands on (yes you need to bring your laptop, we're doing this all together!) introduction to Version Control and Agile web development techniques.

What you get in one fun evening:

> Installing Git on your laptop
> Making a simple responsive website, hosted for free on Github
> Making the Git and Github magic work: pushing & pulling code, issuing pull-requests, looking at open source code.

In short you'll be using the latest tools, understand the web dev lingo and have a place where you can host your simple website for free.


PS. You don't need to have any prior technical experience. We'll get you up to speed, no problem.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I found Ken's teaching style when walking us through command line to be super effective: very hands on without bogging you down with too much theory. I also have never worked with Bootstrap before and love it, plus I don't find GitHub so daunting now! I was not able to stay past 9pm unfortunately; making this a 2-night workshop in the future would be a good idea. I recommend anyone interested in learning Git to take a future class with Ken to learn command line basics before working with a GUI.

    3 · December 19, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Love the idea of breaking this into two sessions. The first being the basics of git and running in a standalone environment, and the second about collaboration and more advanced git topics. Thanks so much for the feedback!

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Carol Lieb Content D.

      Please do this - I would love to attend.

      December 19, 2013

  • Nimi

    I agree with Mary too.. But great handson session. Appreciate Ken's excitment and energy in teaching

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Jed F.

    Great session. I was exhausted by the time I got home, but it was worth the effort. Really enjoyed getting to talk with a few of you, too. Good group of people. I'll be watching for future workshops.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Jesse G.

    Worth every dollar and minute spent. Thanks, Ken!

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    I enjoyed the workshop yesterday! Great job by Ken, and thanks for putting this together! Ken's high energy teaching style kept my attention when getting started with Git, GitHub, and Twitter Bootstrap. He covered lots of ground at a fast pace, for a three hour window, and also patiently helped those along the way that got stuck. I would highly recommend Ken, and his Firehose coding workshop. The venue at EverTrue was pretty awesome, and nice meeting everyone. I enjoyed hanging out after.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great location, people, lessons and teacher at an excellent value. Highly recommended.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW, if on Twitter please follow me @Divdabble --am happy to Retweet any tech news/ links/announcements people want to get the word out about! :-)

    2 · December 19, 2013

  • Phil G.

    It was great! Ken is an excellent, high energy, patient teacher. I look forward to more learning events like this.

    2 · December 19, 2013

  • David B.

    Excellent hands on learning for git and github. Covered a lot of ground at a quick pace, but Ken always took the time to answer questions and give individual attention when needed. Highly recommend.

    2 · December 19, 2013

  • Charles R.

    Thanks for putting this meetup together. Really informative and helpful. Look forward to more down the road.

    2 · December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone has questions after, I know the IRC channel on the freenode server has a good git channel where they are pretty helpful with questions. If you aren't familiar with IRC at all, check out http://freenode.net/ and specifically the channel #git

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Ramon V.

    Must be the season making traffic impossible. After an hour of it I gave up and turned back, like many before me. Was this session recorded? Happy Holidays.

    December 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry man, I don't see a camera. Unless were being secretly recorded, I think your out of luck

      December 18, 2013

    • Ramon V.

      Thanks for checking Devin. I just got home, so it really was bad traffic all around.

      December 18, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    I guess there was an update on the location, still not sure if I got an email about this. Plan on leaving shortly, hopefully traffic will not be to bad.

    December 18, 2013

    • Marco M.

      Merlin,

      We sent out an email to all attendees. In case you didn't receive it for some odd reason we're now at 330 Congress St, Boston, Floor 2, Boston

      Aloha,
      Marco

      December 18, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Never got it, no worries be there shortly.

      December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm gonna get there early and check out the coffee shop down the street until the event starts. Anyone's welcome to join me if they'd like. https://foursquare.com/v/barrington-coffee-roasting-company/4ed934370aaf49e0281c7f9d

    December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure! I'm here already: )

      December 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mr Hedel and I just walked in, looking forward to meeting you Jimmy

      December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I normally work on a Mac but plan to bring a PC because in a past Git workshop I found "GitHUb for Mac" wouldn't work with my OS (OS X[masked]) and I want to be able to access GitHub via both GUI and command window. I know there's other Git GUIs for Mac but I couldn't find anything else GitHub-specific. Any workarounds for this or should I just stick with PC for now?

    December 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thx Ken! I'll be relearning from scratch, esp command line, so good to know I can stick with Mac terminal. Played around with the Windows GUI & Gitbash --not bad!

      December 18, 2013

    • Jesse G.

      Mary, I'm bringing my MacBook (OS[masked]), so we can suffer/succeed together. ;)

      1 · December 18, 2013

  • Carol Lieb Content D.

    I cannot make it tonight but I really like your location near South Station - please keep me on the list!

    December 18, 2013

    • Ken M.

      That's too bad, Carol. Hopefully we can hack at a future event with you! We'll keep you posted.

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, if your an entry level developer, I have created a group on LinkedIn to help people find the resources they need as well as network with others, http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=7431138&goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=grp-name

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everybody, you might not know that I come from Thailand to study English as ESL student. However in Thailand I work as software engineer and Agile practitioner. I have to apologise for my English and I hope my English will not bother everyone. I'm looking forward to see everybody.

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Jesse G.

      no problem at all. see you there.

      December 17, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Jimmy -

      I hope you're enjoying Boston! I'm sure you'll be fine. Excited to hack with you! See you tonight.

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 18, 2013

  • Charles R.

    Are you guys still working on the exact location for the meetup?

    December 17, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Charles - We'll be sending out the details about the logistics shortly. Can't wait to see you there!

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 17, 2013

  • Jesse G.

    I seem to remember "One Kendall Square" being not an address, rather more of a group of buildings. I don't want to get lost or not find the meetup, so is there a more succinct address (or some details of where to go)?

    December 17, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Jesse -

      We're going to send out an email to everyone who RSVP'ed yes shortly with all the logistics, directions, etc. Basically everything you'll need to know before you come hack with us.

      We're super excited. See you there!

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 17, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    Looking forward to doing some coding, and collaborating with others. :O)

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Ken M.

      It's going to be a blast, Merlin. See you there!

      1 · December 17, 2013

    • Jesse G.

      see you there, Merlin.

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also would you considered using LinkedIn at all for the group, a big benefit for attendees of going to these things is talking about it or showing what you do outside of work/school. Possibly a just a LinkedIn Group, possibly an event/certificate would be nice.

    December 13, 2013

    • Ken M.

      We have a Facebook Group we invite everyone who attends our Learn2Code events, that we'll make sure to invite everyone who attends on Wednesday.

      In true startup fashion we issue no certifications, but what you will get out of the event is a completed project you helped us build, that looks kickass. Giving someone a URL they can go to and see for themselves what you're capable of is pretty cool in our books. :)

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, So if you would consider making a LinkedIn Group that would be great, I feel its more pertinent to the people coming.

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whats the limit on attendees? I have 3 other friends that would like to come and they will probably not know until the last minute because were finishing finals. Which brings me to the next question, When do they have to, to sign up?

    December 13, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Devin -

      We're capping the event at 50 people, so we can make sure to give everyone all the help they need.

      See you on Wednesday! Can't wait to hack with you. I hope your friends can make it.

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 13, 2013

  • Wan

    Where exactly will the meetup be?

    December 13, 2013

    • Marco M.

      Hey Wan,

      We're still finalizing the exact location for the event and send out a message in the next few days with all the specifics. Hope that works for you :)

      Aloha,
      Marco

      December 13, 2013

  • Charles R.

    Really looking forward to this.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Super stoked you signed up again Charles! Can't wait to see you again. Hope you're coding mojo has been high since the FirehoseWeekend you attended. :)

      See you Wednesday.

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 12, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Will you guys go over more advanced git topics like branching, merging, solving conflicts, .gitignore files?

    December 9, 2013

    • Rob S.

      Thanks Ken! Could the site we are supposed to build be a collaborative project, perhaps? Just a thought. :) Either way, I am in.

      December 10, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Rob - We're going to be doing a ton of collaborating on this one. It's going to be a blast. Can't wait to see you there.

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 11, 2013

  • Giuseppe F.

    This looks awesome and I'm really looking forward to it.
    Where in 1 Kendall will this be?

    December 10, 2013

    • Ken M.

      Hey Giuseppe - We're still finalizing the exact location for the event. We'll send out a message in the next few days with all the specifics. Can't wait to see you there!

      Aloha,
      Ken

      December 11, 2013

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