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Easy Git with Github Desktop

FrontEnd Classes

Wed, Jun 8, 7:00 PM (UTC)


About this event

Have you ever wanted to learn Git, but using the terminal (the command line) isn’t your thing? Or maybe you do have some Git experience, but understanding the workflow–what Git actually does behind the scenes–is still unclear? Do you prefer learning or working visually? Then this workshop is for you!

We get it—the command line isn’t for everyone. And Git commands? Sometimes confusing! How is cloning different from forking? Should I git pull or git fetch? Luckily, there are visual GUI (graphical user interface) tools that are easier and more intuitive to use for version control than the traditional terminal.

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to Github Desktop, a GUI tool that provides a visual representation of Git and Github locally on your computer—no terminal or web browser involved. You’ll learn how to create repositories, keep track of code changes, share and collaborate with others, and more—all done visually! Get ready to learn Git in an easier way!

Additional topics in the workshop will include:

  • Working with Existing Repositories
  • Cloning and Forking Repositories
  • Committing Code
  • Making Pull Requests
  • Integrating Github Desktop with Visual Studio Code
  • And more

Class Schedule:

Wednesday, June 8th

3:00pm - 5:00pm EST / 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST 


  • No prior programming knowledge is required.
  • Comfortable using (downloading, installing, running / opening) conventional desktop applications

Technical Requirements: 

Class Cost: $40

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Code of Conduct:

Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.


  • Anne Katzeff


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Tinuola Awopetu

    Training Director

  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Alex Vaughn