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GitHub for Documentation Workshop

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October's WTD-SF meetup features a workshop!

GitHub for Documentation -- By Rhonda Glennon

GitHub enables people to collaborate on projects, and many organizations use it for managing both software code and documentation. At this Write the Docs, you will get started with GitHub by applying its tools to building a documentation website.

In this hands-on workshop, you will:

• Get an introduction to the Git version control system, terminology, and the GitHub workflow.

• Create a simple website with GitHub Pages and use GitHub for documentation.

• Learn how you can support open-source projects by contributing documentation.

The session is designed for beginners to GitHub, but all levels are invited.

Bring your laptop so you can follow along with the presentation. Any operating system will work, and you need only a browser. If you are new to GitHub, create a free, personal account at before arriving to save time.

About Rhonda Glennon

Rhonda Glennon is the technical publications and developer relations manager at Mapzen, an open-source mapping software company. Before joining Mapzen in 2015, she spent 12 years as a product engineer and technical writer at Esri, a geographic information systems company in southern California.


Date and Location details

Date: Thursday, Oct 27, 2016.

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm (The workshop starts at 7pm and should last about an hour)

Location: Interana Inc, 305 Walnut St #300, Redwood City, CA

Parking: There's a two-tiered parking garage next to the building and some bike racks as well.

Building access: The building is locked after 5pm, so someone will be stationed at the entrance to let people in and lead them up to the elevators to the third floor, where the meetup will take place.

Food/Beverages: Interana has kindly offered to provide food and drinks. Attendees are welcome to bring food as well.