Past Meetup

Git the Docs: Learning Git in a safe space

This Meetup is past

20 people went

Atlassian

303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600 · Austin, TX

How to find us

17th floor of Colorado Tower

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Details



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 (https://bitbucket.org/toddbecky/learn-git/src/f32515e1b1e987d6dc8552472bb0d24607f55da3/SETUP-MAC.md?fileviewer=file-view-default) setup

• Windows (https://bitbucket.org/toddbecky/learn-git/src/f32515e1b1e987d6dc8552472bb0d24607f55da3/SETUP-WIN.md?fileviewer=file-view-default) setup

• set up an account on Bitbucket (https://bitbucket.org/)

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 (https://twitter.com/beckatodd?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor), a Senior Developer Experience Writer at Atlassian.