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Don't miss out on Learning Git and GitHub...

From: Michael B.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:52 AM

All,
I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the Git and GitHub talk. I think you are in for a real treat, as we have a jam packed agenda:

  • 6-7pm Job Fair and Social Hour (free food and drinks)
    Don't miss what might be our largest job fair ever. We have many sponsors lined up that all have paying gigs for anyone looking for work.
  • 7-9pm Learn Git and GitHub
    We will demystify version control and show you why you need to use Git and GitHub. This will be a great talk led by one of our own Boston PHP members Ajay Reddy.

Don't think you need Git or Version Control?

Have you ever renamed your php files to temporary names like (index_old.php) so you can make changes while preserving the original? Or perhaps you work with a team and you've been overwriting each others files, and developed this elaborate file naming scheme so you don't overwrite each other? Or maybe you once overwrote a file and lost days of work?

Is this you? There is a better way - and we will show you!

Frankly speaking, if you want to consider yourself a developer, then you really need to understand how SCM tools will make you be more efficient, more collaborative, and ultimately a better coder. Many companies won't hire developers if they don't already come with much experience in SCM. The ability to collaborate on projects is also important. These days Github is the new resume. With hiring managers now using it to explore your coding abilities on open source projects before the interview. 

If you are new (or rusty) to any of this, then this session is for you. We will open your eyes and show you a better way. 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.

We will try to make this an engaging practical learning session for everyone so that you walk away with the knowledge, tools, and skills to get started in Git and Github.

Regards,

Michael Bourque
Organizer
Boston PHP 

 

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