Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

InContext Solutions - 300 West Adams Street, Suite 600 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Apr 16, 2016, 12:00 PM (CDT)

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, April 16th from 12-4PM

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

Location: InContext Solutions, 300 W Adams St., Suite 600

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 April 2nd. 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: Madelyn Kasula

Madelyn is a software engineer at InContext Solutions and recent Dev Bootcamp graduate.

Hosted and Sponsored by: InContext Solutions

InContext Solutions is an award-winning, cutting edge provider of 3D virtual simulations for the consumer and shopper insights industry. Using the latest in video game technology, we stream virtual reality shopping, dining, and other life-like experiences over the web. This allows our partners to visualize and test a limitless amount of in-store concepts and variables to see how their ideas will play out in the real world – before they invest. We work with companies ranging from CPG to retail to foodservice to technology.

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Madelyn through Meetup or via email at 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, Apr 16
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)


InContext Solutions
300 West Adams Street, Suite 600 Chicago