Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Dev Bootcamp - 351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Aug 9, 2014, 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 attending. Instructions 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

Date: Saturday, August 9 from 12-4PM

Location: Dev Bootcamp, 351 W Hubbard, 7th 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 July 26. 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.


Kathryn "Katy" Exline is an engineer for Fooda by day and co-leader of Girl Develop It Chicago by night. She began her journey into web development by taking a GDI Columbus class, which inspired her to attend Dev Bootcamp, where she currently serves as a mentor. She worked as a policy researcher and a GIS analyst in a previous life. New food, family, scotch, her dog, and maps are just a few of her favorite things.

Hosted by: Dev Bootcamp

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Liz 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, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct


Saturday, Aug 9
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)


Dev Bootcamp
351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago