Intro to Git and Github: Make Your First Pull Request

Arlington Tech eXchange

2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 610, Arlington, VA · Arlington, VA

How to find us

Head up to the 6th floor and follow signs for the ATX

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In this workshop, you will learn about Git and Github, some of the most popular version control tools. We will cover the command line, commonly used Git commands and how you can utilize Git and Github to manage your own projects and to collaborate with others. You will be walked through step-by-step on how to contribute to EmojiScreen (, an open-source project created specifically for those wanting more practice using Git and Github.

By the end of this event, everyone will leave with a foundational knowledge of Git and Github and will have made a contribution to a real project!

Brittany Walker is a software engineer and avid musical theater fan who loves loves creating fun, quirky projects that will help others learn how to code. She is a Front End Lead for Women Who Code DC, a DC Instructor for Thinkful and Co-Founder of What the CSS?!.

// Requirements //
- Open to all skill and curiosity levels.
- Bring a computer if you want to follow along with the workshop

// Pre-requisites //
To get a head start on setup, download the following programs:

• Github ( - create an account on Github.

• Text Editor - download any text editor such as Sublime Text (, Atom ( or Visual Studio Code (, etc.

• Git ( - download Git (accept the default installation prompts).

We will also go through the setup instructions during the workshop.

// Agenda //
6:30: Socializing and Food
7:00: Introductions and Announcements
7:05 Kickoff
8:00: Wrap up

// Parking and Metro //
Parking at 2100 - 2300 Clarendon Blvd is free after 6:00. Enter the garage at 2100 Clarendon Blvd and turn right for gated parking in the garage or turn left for metered parking. The ATX is located at Courthouse Metro on the Orange and Silver lines.