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Learn to use git and Github

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Hey everyone! This month we're going to look at the basics of using git/Github. We have created a Github repo for use with this group, and we'd like to get everyone comfortable using it.

Agenda: An intro to git and Github and a demonstration of the basic workflows.

So that we can focus on git proper during the session, I would suggest that everyone who is keen on this topic take about 30 minutes and go through the following steps before the meetup:

1) Create a profile on (

2) Install git following the instructions for you operating system here (

3) Generate SSH keys ( and add them to your Github profile.

This last step can be a bit tricky but the documentation is quite good.

We will be exploring the following topics in person, but feel free to read up and explore on your own.
- Working with git locally: files, commits, branches and merging

- Working with Github repos: cloning, pushing

Here are some good resources for additional reading:

Git-SCM (

Git, a simple guide (

And if you're coming from svn, Atlassian has a good overview ( of some of the differences.