Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Tandem - 2035 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 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 attending. Instructions for installing Git are available online here (change your operating system at the top). Sign up for an account on Github here.

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

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

Cost: $40

Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if  1) the class is cancelled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date.

Date: Saturday, April 29th from 10AM-2PM

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

Location: DevMynd, 2035 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, IL

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 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: Shelby Heinecke

Shelby is a PhD candidate in mathematical computer science interested in network inference and machine learning. She has over 4 years of experience in teaching math and computer science courses.

Host: DevMynd

DevMynd is a digital product consultancy in Chicago and San Francisco. They create custom software for innovation and growth. From groundbreaking start ups to some of the world’s foremost brands, they are proud of the collaborative work they’ve done with their clients.

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


Saturday, Apr 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)


2035 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago