Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Dev Bootcamp - 1033 W. Van Buren Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 10:00 AM (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, October 22nd from 10AM-2PM

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

Location: Dev Bootcamp, 1033 W. Van Buren, Suite 300 (3rd Floor)

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 October 15th. 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: Lana Rakhman

Lana Rakhman is a a former teacher/poet turned software engineer. She loves coding, teaching, and her two cats. She works at Centro, teaches/TAs at Girl Develop It, and co-organizes RailsBridge.

Host: Dev Bootcamp

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


Saturday, Oct 22
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)


Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren Chicago