Git/Github workshop I: get started

Please come on time(7pm sharp), so you won't be left behind.

Speaker Bio:

There will be 7 instructors for this workshop. Each of us will assist a group of attendants to go through the steps.

Vivian Zhang is organizer of NYC Open Data meetup. She is CTO of a data analytic consulting firm---SupStat Inc.

Amanda Himmelstoss is a recent graduate of the Flatiron School; she works at Blopboard, a social polling platform.

Michael Polycarpou is a ruby on rails developer in one of the startup in NYC. He previously studied EE and love work on hardware design.

David Bella is a ruby on rails developer at XO group. He got Computer Science bachelor degree earlier.

Manley Brendan is working for Running through as a web developer. He got bachelor degree from English major.

Ian Miller is a Ruby developer based in NYC, and has a background in renewable energy project development in developing economies.

Ivan Brennan is a Ruby developer and musician interested in open source collaboration.

Ian and Ivan are looking for Ruby on Rails developer roles. If you have open positions, please shoot a email to [masked] or let them know it on site. Thanks!


We will walk you through the basic concept of github, then everyone will be assigned a group and your own TA and learn

1. how to download other people's repositories to push your own codes to your own repositories.

We will cover five main git commands:

git clone,git init, git add, git commit, git push

Workshop material:

Slides and codes:


Please install your git before you come and try to install it.

Extra Resource:

1. code school-try git (live coding environment)

2.git immersion beginner class

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  • Nitin k.

    Excellent demo and polishing skills. The TAs were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I liked the concept of breaking up into teams. Thanks Vivian for organizing this. Thanks Thoughworks for the venue.

    February 7, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Great -- very helpful TAs and instructors. The organization of the content to guide the entire class through the same progression was lacking, though, and everybody seemed to be all over the place. Since the instructors were working with smaller groups and they were eager to help and answer questions, it worked out. Next time I would sort groups by level of experience and OS, not randomly.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the last minute cancellation. Personal emergency.

    February 6, 2014

  • Cecille G.

    I am unable to make it unfortunately. Hopefully there is going to be another soon!

    February 6, 2014

  • Khaled

    Looks like I'm going to be stuck at work late tonight.

    February 6, 2014

  • Shangxuan Vivian Z.

    For whoever can't make this event, could you please cancel your RSVP? Thanks!

    February 1, 2014

    • Arnab B.

      Will you be posting the talk materials here or anywhere? Not sure if I can make it tomorrow. Might have a make up class in school due to last week's class cancellations. Please let me know. Thanks.

      February 5, 2014

    • Shangxuan Vivian Z.

      I have posted the materials. And all the event materials are archived at you can sign up for the newsletter and get feeds.

      February 5, 2014

  • Nitin k.

    The topic is very interesting. Is there a live webcast for people like me who cannot attend.
    Would appreciate if this can be recorded and the slides shared.
    Thanks in advance.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Jasna

    Learning R programming and other open source technologies. I'm having issues installing Github on a PC. Has anyone in this meetup successfully installed on a PC? I already have a Github account.

    February 3, 2014

  • Angus Vincent W.

    Had a schedule change, so my spot is now available

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want a spot in this. Please.

    January 29, 2014

  • Nitin k.

    It would be great if you can cover the basics of github since people need more familiarity. Then if you can cover
    1) Collaborative Code review,
    2) repositories and how to build them,
    3) issue tracking, version control etc. topics
    Would be a great learning for the team present.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So does this event teach how to use git and github to those unfamiliar with it?

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since first registering for this meetup months ago, I've actually gotten pretty decent with GitHub. Therefore, I'm giving up my spot to someone else who can get more out of attending. Enjoy!

    December 29, 2013

  • Arnab B.

    Eagerly waiting for s spot. Still on the waiting list. :(

    December 27, 2013

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