Learn Git and GitHub

Join Boston PHP and Ajay Reddy and Bala RathaKrishnan  from Code Genesys, for a practical presentation on Git, Github and how these fit into an Agile World with tools like Jenkins and ScrumDo

Source control version systems are going through a revolution.

Remember Centralized systems like - visual source safe, CVS, SVN, Clear case, Perforce, MKS, others? Distributed Version Control Systems best suit today's Agile/collaborative development team environments and it's why Github and Mercurial are becoming so popular.

If you are new to source control in a collaborative environment or want to transition from centralized systems to Github this session is for you.

Git is an extremely fast, efficient, distributed version control system, ideal for the collaborative development of software.

GitHub is the best way to collaborate with others. Fork, send pull requests and manage all your public and private git repositories.

We will go through the basics of setting up Git, Github and branching, merging, forking and other relevant topics. We will also talk about popular tools and how this all fits into an Agile or collaborative environment.

Thanks to Code Genesys, LLC, www.codegenesys.com for sponsoring this talk. Don't forget to bring your laptop along.

About Code Genesys:

Code Genesys is an Agile/Lean Web and Mobile development shop delivering successful outcomes and building satisfying partnerships.

ScrumDo: Helping Deliver Successful outcomes

In the last year, ScrumDo's premier mostly open source offering ScrumDo.com is steadily

emerging as the leading lean Scrum tool truly reflecting the Agile manifesto, with thousands of successful projects and a growing number of satisfied clients, including some of the world’s best known and fastest growing companies. What started as two man Django shop is now serving tens of thousands of customers without almost any focus on marketing or sales.

Its singular focus is to help teams deliver successful outcomes. 

About Ajay Reddy:

Ajay Reddy is a Massachusetts based Agile technologist and founder at Code Genesys IT Consulting, co-architect of ScrumDo. While he loves technology he's also a husband, father, budding theologian, movie buff, and outdoors guy. He lives in Upton with his wife Diana and their three wonderful kids.

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  • Ken Mazaika

    Hey Guys -

    I figured I'd post a link to a Git meetup event we're putting on this upcoming Wednesday (12/18/2013). It's going to be a short (3 hour), hands-on, git workshop and I promise it will be a ton of fun. Sign up if you want to get first-hand experience building a simple landing page and collaborating with other people using git and GitHub. If you guys got excited about git and want to bring your git-fu to the next level, you should sign up. :)



    December 11

  • Michael Savarese

    Presentation was well done and organized. Both presenters handled all questions during and after the presentation with concise skill

    April 4, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    @Bala are you planning on posting slides from presentation (not the basic commands)?

    April 4, 2012

  • Bobby Cahill

    Excellent job by Ajay and Bala. Thanks to the presenters for clearing up some of the confusion around this topic. It was also brave of Bala to take on a live demo in front of over 300 people. Clearly he was very prepared. A more in-depth workshop on git would make a great sequel to this event!

    March 23, 2012

  • Michael Bourque

    Good idea! I will start to incorporate that into our next events going forward. Really awesome idea.

    March 23, 2012

  • Deon Provost

    Lots of info, but not broken down well for easy learning. Sound was not good either.

    March 22, 2012

  • Steven Max Patterson

    Users voted and now Microsoft's CodePlex source code hosting service now supports Git: http://t.co/bpEBkR39­ via Migel Icaza

    March 22, 2012

  • Yamil Suarez

    I would like to thank last night's the presenters for introducing the community to Git and Github. I would recommend this video presentation from one of the Github founders to continue learning about Git and Github



    1 · March 22, 2012

  • Claire

    somewhat hard to follow along; post history of commands maybe to follow along better; if you miss a step there was no chance to catch up going too fast; great topic.

    March 22, 2012

  • hk

    Just a suggestion: if future presenters could host their slidedecks somewhere public ahead of the presentation, those of us with portable gadgets - and there are a lot in the room - can use them to download the slidedecks and follow along. It's really hard to see the slides from some of the seats because the many rows of chairs aren't elevated at all. Also, good jobs on the presentation and on the event(s), guys.

    3 · March 22, 2012

  • Steven Max Patterson

    The format of presentation followed by concrete examples are the best way to learn something like Git/Github. Ajay and Bala did a great job. I got what I was lookign for.

    March 22, 2012

  • Ngiap Koh

    The concept of staging was confusing. Good overview with references to tips and add-ons . Demo of the tips and tools would have been helpful

    March 22, 2012

  • Andy Dennie

    Good and useful presentation by Ajay and Bala. I appreciate the time they put in.

    March 22, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    I give this presentation five stars. The presenters were excellent! I felt the speakers were well informed about the topic, and able to field various questions from the audience. They went at a good pace, paused to answer questions while presenting, and had good visuals. Next time I would just check to make sure laptops are ready first, before installing git. :O) I walked out of there feeling that git version control and github are a must for developers. I am even more motivated to learn such valuable tools.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an extremely good presentation. I liked that the presenters dove deeply into how to use Git, while providing a clear overview. It is a great help for us as we think about the future of our version control tools. Like any meetup, not everything went smoothly. That's why 4 stars rather than 5.

    March 22, 2012

  • sylvieg

    Very good presentation. Github was a little disturbing as it could look like a centralized repository. I am ready now to move from svn to git. It would be nice to have a meeting git part 2 to discuss more in detail branches strategies....
    Thank you

    March 22, 2012

  • Anjib

    Hi, can anyone please post the link for the blog (commands) Ajay have shown yesterday? Thanks.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meetup with this group and I'm sorry for being the one to have to say this, but this talk was not what I expected. I came only for the talk and wanted to get into using Git and GitHub and not attend to a game show... I had to get out early, the jumping back and forth of the slides and the topics was just too much.

    March 22, 2012

  • Gene Babon

    10 Web Development Concepts Designers Should Know

    Concept #5 ~ Learn to Love Version Control


    March 9, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    Hey Gene thanks for posting links. I enjoyed the article on "How GitHub Tamed Free Software", very good!

    February 29, 2012

  • Gene Babon

    GitHub was named Web App of the Year at the .net Awards 2011.


    February 29, 2012

  • Gene Babon

    How GitHub Tamed Free Software


    Compliments of Wired.com.

    February 24, 2012

  • Gene Babon

    Understanding Git Conceptually


    An overview to help everyone Git started, compliments of Harvard via the Startup Digest Reading List.


    February 24, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    @Ajay @YamilSuarez cool, I will check that out. Thanks! Sounds like an open source dropbox. Excited to learn more about this.

    February 16, 2012

  • Yamil Suarez

    the standalone Git software can be used to version control the content of any collection text, be it a book, a research paper, or even a website.

    February 16, 2012

  • Ajay

    Hi Merlin. ghpages can be used to setup project pages. Here is a link to it: http://pages.github.com/­ Cheers,
    Ajay Reddy

    February 16, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    Looking forward to attending both events. Is Git just used to for just software or can be used as tool for building sites also?

    February 16, 2012

  • Patrick Haney

    If you don't want to wait until the 21st, Refresh Boston is hosting an event on March 1st (also at the NERD Center) on the topic of Git.

    Git, Version Control and You
    Presented by Jeff Byrnes
    Sponsored by GitHub and Mad*Pow


    February 16, 2012

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