NOTE: Season 1 will be led by Leslie Glynn (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/members/76661142), Senior Percolator, and Gene Babon (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/members/2410152), Chief Percolator. Rick Umali (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/members/24848462) will be a stow-away on this adventure and we can call on him in the unlikely event that our ship drifts off course. We set sail on Sunday, October 18.
Git is the #1 source control technology preferred by 69% of developers in a 2015 Developer Survey (http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2015) of more than 26,000 working professionals coordinated by Stack Overflow.
Git Lunch is our latest virtual self-study group focused on Git, a free and open source distributed version control system. This season debuts with the publication of a book authored by Boston PHP member, Rick Umali (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/members/24848462/).
Season 1 introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Whether you're a newbie or a busy pro moving your source control to Git, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day. The book's easy-to-follow lessons are designed to take an hour or less.
The book we will be using is Learn Git in a Month of Lunches (http://www.manning.com/umali/) which was released on October 1, 2015 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1617292419/).
Access Chapter 1 -- Before Your Begin (http://www.manning.com/umali/umali_MEAP_CH01.pdf) to see if this book and this self-study group is right for you.
Note: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind.
Once you have the book, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. You have the option to meet informally at the beginning of each Boston PHP Meetup, if you live in the Boston area. You DO NOT need to live in the Boston area to participate. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun!
Additional details will be discussed at the Wednesday, October 14 Meetup -- Brief Intro to GitHub (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/224573032/)-- from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Q: How long will the course last?
A: We will cover 20 chapters in the book starting Sunday, October 18 and ending Saturday, March 5. Refer to the Git Lunch, Season 1 -- Master Discussion List (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/49306242/) for specific dates.
Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, October 18 to begin?
A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain a copy of your book. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself: Git Lunch, Season 1 (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/49310650/) message board once you receive your book so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule.
Q: Do I have to live in Boston to participate?
A: Not at all. This program is virtual. We have successful graduates from many states and even have graduates from countries in Europe and Africa.
Q: What if I have additional questions?
A: Simply post a reply below and you will receive a response.
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