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Git & Github kickstart workshop

Github is probably the worlds most popular developer resource for sharing code collaboratively. However, many developers haven't had the opportunity to get going with Git yet.

So this is a beginners workshop to give you practice and confidence using git.  If you have not used git very much and are unsure what clients to use, how to work with git log, git status and multiple repositories, then this is the workshop for you.

For those who already are comfortable cloning and forking projects, I plan to create a more advanced course in the coming weeks.  This workshop is purely for beginners.


Please bring a laptop with you to this event.  There will not be a slide presentation, this event is purely practical

6pm - find the 10Gen office on 2nd floor
6.30pm - workshop starts

By the end of this workshop you should have:
* git command line / graphical tool set up on your laptop
* understanding staging, committing and pushing changes
* working with git status and git log to manage changes
* experience using github for new repos as well as forking & cloning
* managing multiple repositories easily with git log
* working with pull request
* using github organisations

This workshop is focused on using git as a developer and will not be diving under the covers of git, or covering any implementation details.

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  • John S.

    I'm working on an online version of the git workshop I have been giving, its still work in progress, but I hope you find it useful.

    This will be changing quite a bit over the next month, so I'll send a message round to the LJC when I think its finished :)

    I also have a bunch of git tips and tricks on my blog:

    Thanks again to all who came and I'll try do another session sometime for those who couldnt make it.

    March 15, 2013

  • Jon R.

    Nothing better than a crash course to get up to speed with the little demon and the great website. I forgot to grab one of the mugs, though... Thanks, guys.

    March 13, 2013

    • John S.

      There are plenty more MongoDB mugs to be aquired at the MongoDB London conference on 9th April -­

      March 13, 2013

    • John S.

      Thanks again to 10Gen for supporting these workshops by providing the venue.

      March 13, 2013

  • John S.

    Great to see so many enthusiastic developers practicing with Git and Github. Lots of fun with pull requests too!

    March 13, 2013

  • Serbulent

    perfect!!, thank you John and Sleepy fox

    March 13, 2013

  • Ioannis M.

    Not to mention the awesome 10Gen coffee mugs :-)

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Matteo De M.

    Great workshop today!!! I really feel like I have now enough basics to explore more by myself!! Thanks so much John, sleepyfox and 10gen!!

    March 12, 2013

  • Robyn B.

    Really brilliant workshop. Many thanks John and sleepyfox for doing this. It was a really useful introduction to git and github. Much appreciated. :-)

    March 12, 2013

  • Ioannis M.

    Awesome workshop gave me a good grounding in the basics and "enough to be dangerous" ;-)

    March 12, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    Times up..oh well. I do home you run more sessions.

    March 12, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    I shall give it until 4pm and if no-one has responded I will drop out.

    March 12, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    Obviously there is not a lot of time left so if someone can swap let me know ASAP otherwise I will bow out and have to give up my slot altogether.

    March 12, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    Unless someone can swap me for a slot on Wednesday I will need to drop out. My new Mac has arrived today and I am transferring from one to the other but the transfer will not be done in time for the workshop leaving both Macs out of action.

    March 12, 2013

  • John S.

    As there are 26 people waiting, I'll see when I can get the venue again and run the workshop again.

    If anyone cannot no longer make this workshop on the 12th, please change your reply to "no", so that others may come along.

    Thank you.

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      diary note says 13th?

      March 8, 2013

  • Jon R.

    Is a laptop running Windows XP suitable for the workshop requirements?

    March 8, 2013

    • John S.

      Hello Jonathan, If you can set up a working git client in your Windows XP environment, then that should be fine. If you dont alread have a git client, then have a look at­

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Freeing up my space as just remembered I've got tickets to see MBV that evening!

    March 4, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Would love to come!

    March 3, 2013

  • John S.

    Hello Robyn,
    I forgot to add a wait-list, so thanks for letting me know. I've adding a waiting listnow and as a reward for pointing this out I've added you to the attendees. See you on the 12th.

    A workshop like this works okay with about 12 people, I have someone else to help me now so am trying with 24, but that will be pushing the limits of what we can get done in the time.

    I'd rather run a second workshop than increase the number of people, so if there is demand I will try arrange another workshop soon.


    March 2, 2013

    • Robyn B.

      Oh Cool! Many many thanks! :-) *does little dance*

      March 2, 2013

  • Robyn B.

    Is there a waiting list for this event? Or any chance of a larger venue? I would love to come, but it's full already.

    March 2, 2013

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