Intro to Git and Github

Ascent (Suite 2250) - Prudential Plaza, Tower II, at 180 N. Stetson Avenue Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Course description:
Git is a distributed version control system, it helps developers manage and track different file changes of small and complex projects. Git is widely used by major technology companies, and knowledge about this software is necessary for many IT jobs.

GitHub is a Git repository hosting service, but it adds many of its own features. While Git is a command line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface. It also provides access control and several collaboration features, such as wikis and basic task management tools for every project.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises and is highly recommended for anyone attending our frontend workshop series. It will be taught by Lana Rakhman, Senior Software Engineer at Braintree.

Tech requirements:
• Laptop and charger (Mac, PC, or Linux) are all okay. If you will need one please let us know in advance.
• Modern web browser, Chrome or Firefox.
• Text editor; we recommend Sublime Text 2 or Atom (free and available for Mac, PC, or Linux).

Topics covered:
- What are Version Control systems?
- Git workflow
- Setting up repos
- Staging changes
- Committing changes
- Comparing versions
- Using & merging branches
- Using remote repos

Payment is required. If you’d like to attend, but can't afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship ( Please do not RSVP for the event if applying for a scholarship. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 3. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Due to the number of applicants, scholarship recipients will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!

Failure to show:
Your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund.

Refund Policy:
We only extend refunds if 1) the class is canceled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you can't make the rescheduled date.

About the Host:
Ascent was founded in 2015 to help the financial services industry automate the most tedious and error-prone aspects of compliance. With customers from Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks and other financial firms around the world, Ascent provides Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS) as a groundbreaking new way to navigate the increasingly complex world of regulations quickly, efficiently, and most important of all, reliably. Ascent has 50 employees and closed its Series B funding round in November 2019.

Event Location:
Ascent's office is located in Prudential Plaza, Tower II, at 180 N. Stetson Avenue between Randolph and Lake. There are entrances on Randolph (by Wildberry Cafe), Lake Street, and Stetson Avenue. Take the escalators to the 2nd floor & check-in at the security desk to receive a visitor badge. The office is on the 22nd floor.


Tuesday, Mar 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Ascent (Suite 2250)
Prudential Plaza, Tower II, at 180 N. Stetson Avenue Chicago