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Intro to Git and GitHub

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  • Price: $40.00 /per person

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  • [Opens for registration on 12/26 at 9AM.] This 2 part Intro to Git and GitHub course runs Monday 1/9 (install and setup) AND Wednesday 1/11. Your attendance is expected at both classes in order to participate. The class time will be from 7-9pm each evening.

    Git is a popular version control application that can track your code changes, as well as help you to be more methodical in your programming. Win win! This session will introduce the basics of version control, how to use git to keep track of your changes to a project, and using GitHub (a hosting service) to collaborate with other developers. No prior git experience needed!

    We will start the class by setting up your GitHub account and configuring git on your machine. We will then go through a lecture followed by exercises to help you become a git pro! 

    The lecture will cover:

    • the basic concepts of version control

    • the differences between git and other version control applications

    • fundamental git commands to track changes to a small project

    • the basics of collaborating on code with other developers in a professional environment

    • how to use GitHub 

    Want to try git for yourself? Github has a 15-minute tutorial you can go through on your own here


    What we will provide:

    * Git knowledge

    * A welcoming learning environment! 


    What you will need: 

    * A computer

    * A source-code text editor - You can install Sublime Text 2, Atom, Brackets, etc. Problems installing Sublime? Don't worry about it, we'll help you at the beginning of the workshop.

    This class will not use actual code when committing to a GitHub repository, so no need to worry about knowing a particular programming language. A willingness to use the command line is necessary; we will be changing directories, listing directory contents, and using git from the command line throughout the class. You should bring your own computer to class and have administrative privileges for installing software. Also, don't forget to bring your power supply. 


    Note: The $40 workshop fee covers both evenings. 

    Refund Policy

    There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding. 

    Code of Conduct

    All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct

    Interested in TAing?

    Sign up to TA this workshop here.

    About Your Instructor: Sophie Hebdidge 

    Originally from the UK, Sophie is a Product Developer for Decoded based in New York. She creates and delivers interactive experiences centered around technology. Prior to Decoded, Sophie worked in the financial sector on investment bank risk engines, corporate online banking and applications for wealth banking clients. She studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Bath and is passionate about inspiring more women to take on STEM based studies and careers. Sophie has volunteered with code: First girls in London teaching young women Python, and blogs often on the subjects of women in tech and other emerging technologies. She has spoken at Internet Week NYC about one of her true fascinations: data and has run workshops at the Future of Storytelling Summit focussing on chatbots. 



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