Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Braintree - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 12:00 PM (CST)

About this event

While this class covers advanced topics, it is suitable for beginners with no experience with Git or Github.

Source control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members. Git is the fastest growing open source source control system today. It's useful if you are working on a large distributed team, or working on personal projects.

In this workshop, you'll learn about how to set up your own Git repository, how to push, pull, fork, merge, and branch and more! Also, you'll set up a GitHub account to easily showcase your projects and learn from others in the open source community. Software is social!

This course requires you to install Git onto your computer and sign up for a Github account prior to attendingInstructions for installing Git are available online here (change your operating system at the top). Sign up for an account at Github here

If you require assistance with install, please attend a (free!) Code and Coffee or other social event hosted by GDI to get help. You are also welcome to post install question in this event, do not email event organizers your questions.

There is not time allocated during class to troubleshoot install problemsInstallation must be completed prior to attending class.

Cost: $40
No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. 

Date: Saturday, February 28th from 12-4PM

Drinks and light snacks will be provided by the lovely folks at Braintree.

Location: Braintree, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 (on Floor 8 in Merchandise Mart) 

Upon registration, please provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID for building security.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event.The deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 14th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay). 

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed. 

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC). 


While this class covers advanced source control topics, it is suitable for beginners with no experience with Git or Github. 

Instructor: Lucas Willett

Lucas is a software engineer and instructor at Dev Bootcamp, formerly at Groupon.

Hosted and Sponsored by: Braintree

At Braintree, we’re building products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. Our full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own experiences and then scale their businesses around the globe. Our technology fuels companies like Github, 37Signals, Uber, Airbnb, OpenTable. Heroku & more.

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Paige through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

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


Saturday, Feb 28
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago