Past Meetup

Git the Docs: Learning Git in a safe space

This Meetup is past

20 people went


303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600 · Austin, TX

How to find us

17th floor of Colorado Tower

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Git the Docs: Learning Git in a safe space

Learning Git for the first time can be intimidating, especially for non-developers. When I first learned Git, I did it the hard way (mostly using Google and StackOverflow). And I hated it. It was confusing, and it seemed like a necessary evil. But it doesn't have to be that way!

This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of using a Git-based workflow for writing and editing documentation from the point of view of a technical writer. You'll learn the following skills:

• Command line basics

• Using repository software (e.g., GitHub/Bitbucket)

• Git workflow (branch, add, commit, push, create a PR)

• Keeping your local repo in sync

• Handling a basic merge conflict

Prerequisite setup

This workshop requires you to:

• bring your own computer

• install some software before attending

• macOS ( setup

• Windows ( setup

• set up an account on Bitbucket (

Further details and instructions will be sent to all attendees a couple of weeks before the meetup date.

Hope you can join us!

About the speaker

The workshop will be led by Becky Todd (, a Senior Developer Experience Writer at Atlassian.